Never mind the bollocks here's Richard Daners

Jun 11, 2024,12:38 PM
 

Nice to see a Richard Daners pocketwatch on the cover of the current Horological Journal (June 2024) and a reminder for those not having the book Richard Daners Sein Werk Son oeuvre to run, don't walk, to your local bookstore and buy the book.




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Benoit Tourbillon No. 1

 
 By: Ratskunk : June 11th, 2024-14:17
The Horological Journal notes the Daners pocket-watch on the cover used a re-worked Zenith movement (by Thomas Engel); Richard Daners fans will remember Richard Daners used these Zenith-Engel movements in at least a handful of his own tourbillon creations...  

Nun aber selbst ein Tourbillon zu bauen mit Hilfe von Herrn Daners...

 
 By: Ratskunk : June 12th, 2024-12:06
Thomas Engel in his 2003 autobiography tells of the decision to make tourbillons with Richard Daners... Nun aber selbst ein Tourbillon zu bauen mit Hilfe von Herrn Daners, das war eine gro├če Herausforderung, die wir beide annahmen. Daners wollte das Drehg...  

Apropos of Thomas Engel's fondness of the temperature display...

 
 By: Ratskunk : June 13th, 2024-12:35
The Zenith-Engel pocket-watch collaboration echoes Thomas Engel's affinity for the temperature display: one-third of the Zenith-Engel pocket-watches (Zenith Caliber 68 I think) feature a temperature display, these Zenith pocket-watches may be the only Zen...  

Zenith-Engel thermometer watches...in varietate voluptas

 
 By: Ratskunk : June 14th, 2024-12:30
The Zenith-Engel watches with temperature display are curious to the curious in that the temperature display is positioned in sundry variations; most obvious is whether the arc is pointing Northwards, Southwards or East and within these directions the tem...  

Apropos of Antoine Jobal and Breguet 4704

 
 By: Ratskunk : June 15th, 2024-11:51
A similar case to Thomas Engel's Tourbillon No. 3 where the personalized dial was replaced is Breguet No. 4704 (circa 1828). Breguet fans will recall a sketch of Breguet 4704 featured in Emmanuel Breguet's Breguet Watchmakers since 1775 ; the dial spells ...