Antoine Tavan 1805


Steel with green enamel hands
Only 2 left

Roger Zarzoso’s Skeleton watch brings together an extraordinary focus on hand-finishing and traditional openworking techniques with low production numbers to create a truly exclusive timepiece, guaranteed to set you apart from the crowd. 


Standard strap comes with a deployant clasp. Possibility to opt for an ardillon buckle in steel

Possibility of bespoke piece with a choice of finish: ruthenium, silver, pink gold, rhodium, black gold 9 carats, gold 23 carats, black nickel or blue nickel finish 

€ 3,700

Price is exclusive of VAT. VAT and delivery charge will be applied at checkout, if applicable.
You will be responsible for all other taxes and charges to receive your order depending on the delivery destination.

  • Inspiration
  • Tech Spec
  • Style Guide
  • In the Know
  • Info & Delivery



As one of the only brands creating openworked watches entirely by hand, with saw-frame cut-outs finished with metal files, it should come as no surprise that Antoine Tavan 1805 takes the art of craftsmanship very seriously indeed. Roger Zarzoso’s Skeleton watch features an enhanced and intricately decorated Unitas 6497 movement with a hand engraved cylinder and barrel, and manually crafted inward angles.

Mixing contrasting blued openworked roman numeral ring with steel components, the visually fascinating mechanical workings are on show through the Sapphire crystal, whilst green enameled hands for hours and minutes ensures legibility. 


Setting out to produce a beautiful skeletonized piece at an accessible price-point, Roger’s Skeleton watch is an exercise in complex aesthetic achievement, realized the traditional way. A very limited number of artisan creators working today are capable of crafting pieces in this manner, fully by hand – and less still can achieve it at a price-point that represents such exceptional value.

80 hours of work go into the creation of each Skeleton watch, with Roger comparing its production to that of a marathon. “You know when you begin, but not when you arrive,” he jokes. Many watchmakers dream of making complex openworked pieces, but few execute them with as much panache as Roger Zarzoso.

Tech Spec


  • Material: Steel
  • Dimensions: 44 mm diameter 


  • Mechanical skeleton watch with Unitas 6497 movement 
  • Hand-engraved cylinder
  • Frequency: 21,600 vph 
  • Power reserve: 45 hours 
  • 17 Jewels 
  • Dimensions: 36.5 mm diameter   

Functions & Indications

  • Displays: Hour, minute and seconds  
  • Dial in brass  
  • Hands in green enameled steel      


  • Sapphire crystal on the front, mineral glass on the back 
  • Decoration: The movement’s case and visible components have been hand-finished in the Antoine Tavan workshop 
  • Water Resistance: 3 ATM (30 meters) 
  • Hand-sewn alligator strap 
  • Choice of deployant clasp or Ardillon buckle in steel

Style Guide

In The Know

“I really love Antoine Tavan because of Roger’s skills and his capacity to make true watchmaking art at incredibly affordable prices.” RedBar Miami

“Visually this Skeleton watch has a really stylish and sophisticated appearance. Roger Zarzoso has personally decorated this watch by hand and the level of craftsmanship is absolutely impressive.” Watchisthis?!

“This watch perfectly illustrates why the Swiss are still considered the world’s finest watchmakers.” Total Design Reviews

Info & Delivery


Five year warranty from date of delivery


Pieces should be returned to Antoine Tavan, rue des Jeanneret 59, CH-2400 Le Locle, Switzerland. Please contact Antoine Tavan for the process to return the piece

  • Watches with issues covered under the warranty: Antoine Tavan shall bear the costs of shipping and service 
  • Watches with issues out-of-warranty: shipping costs are born by the client, service costs will be charged to the client after acceptance of the quote 

Turnaround: less than a week (one month for tourbillon) from the date of receipt of the watch or from the date of acceptance of the quote by the client, where required. Watch to be returned to client upon receipt of full payment only, where required.


Shipping charge: complimentary by Antoine Tavan

Non-contractual delivery time once the piece is ready:

  • Europe: about 6 to 9 working days upon receipt of payment, excluding any custom clearance delay 
  • US: about 6 to 9 working days upon receipt of payment, excluding any custom clearance delay 

The brand reserves the right not to deliver to countries outside of the European Union and the United States

Return & Exchange

For made-to-order pieces: no return, no exchange

Advanced payment non refundable

For immediately available pieces: return or exchange within 14 days

Our priority is customer satisfaction, therefore please do not hesitate to contact SKOLORR to discuss


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