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 enamelled skeleton watch features an enhanced and intricately decorated Unitas 6497 movement with a hand engraved cylinder, cold enamelled barrel and manually crafted inward angles.
Mixing contrasting 5N gold for the gears with rhodium finish components, the visually fascinating mechanical workings are on show through the Sapphire crystal, whilst cathedral-style hands for hours and minutes and a seconds indicator at 9 o’clock ensures legibility. The vibrant and pioneering fluorescent green oven enamel ring (rehaut), around the dial is created via a delicate and traditional process of heating and cooling enamel powder at 180° until the perfect finish is achieved.
Setting out to produce a beautiful skeletonised piece at an accessible price-point, Roger’s enamelled 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.
110 hours of work go into the creation of each enamelled 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.
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