The content in this issue ranges from the enduring inspiration that 18th Century watchmaker John Harrison still provides to a review of some of the up and coming independent watchmaking companies that are showing at SalonQP for the first time. Elsewhere we have an appreciation of the work of Gerald Genta, whose influence as a watch designer has been unmatched over the past three decades, while this issue will be the first to be simultaneously published as an iPad title.
As this issue goes to press it seems that we will be looking back in appreciation again as the news comes in that Dr. George Daniels has passed away. To give an idea of that task, Daniels was, among other things, Commander and Member of the Order of the British Empire, Pastmaster of the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers and winner of the Company's Tompion Gold Medal, recipient also of gold medals from the BHI, the City and Guilds of London and the Stockholm Watchmakers' Guild, publisher of seminal books on Breguet and watchmaking and inventor of the Co-Axial Escapement.
SalonQP's British contingent will owe a great deal to Daniels' legacy if only through his demonstration that the history of British watchmaking is not yet finished.
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