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Manx made watches sell at auction for more than $3million

'Horological masterpieces' snapped up at Sotheby's in Geneva

Two watches made by Isle of Man based watchmakers - and described as ‘horological masterpieces’ - have been sold for more than three million dollars.

The pieces - created by the late George Daniels and his protégé Roger W Smith – have been bought by collectors at Sotheby’s in Geneva.  

The white gold ‘Millenium’ wristwatch – which was completed in 2001 – achieved more than double its pre-auction estimate of $1 million, selling for $2.4 million.  

The other timepiece, a ‘Co-Axial anniversary’ watch in yellow gold, fetched more than $819,000.

Mr Smith, who has a workshop in Sulby, spoke to Manx Radio’s Simon Richardson:  

It’s believed both watches were bought by a collector from the UAE after a hotly contested bidding process.

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