Watchmaker Roger Smith is working with his mentor Dr George Daniels to create a new series of limited edition timepieces. Mr Smith runs Roger W. Smith watches in Ballaugh making unique handcrafted timepieces. But he owes much of his expertise to Dr Daniels who is regarded as one of the world’s leading horologists and was awarded a CBE in the New Year’s honours list to add to an MBE he already holds. Mr Smith has announced a collaboration with Mr Daniels for 2010 celebrating 35 years of the Daniels co-axial escapement design with the creation of a new series of Daniels’ wristwatches.
These limited edition timepieces will utilise a new English co-axial design created by Dr Daniels and will be executed by Roger Smith using combined workshop facilities which Mr Smith says will make the timepieces direct extensions of this ‘great horological master’s creative concepts’. Details about the watches will be officially released in the spring of 2010, with first deliveries planned for 2011
Roger W Smith watches now sell for anything up to £51,000 each and are unique products which are designed and manufactured in the Isle of Man.