This intricately-carved skeleton is a handsome, one-of-a-kind timepiece that dates back to the early 1900s and features the original movement, antique hands, and an exquisite new case.
Edition:One of a kind.
Circa: 1900s, with signed movement.
Condition:Excellent. Like new.
Note: These watches that have been converted from vintage pocket watches and in most cases are quite large watches. We have always presented them as men’s watches, but an increasing number of women are wearing them as astounding statement/bracelet/watch combination pieces.
Item #: 1416
Dial: This gorgeous, men’s timepiece is a unique specimen features a new engraved gold dial. The dial features the original, antique hands, and a sunken second hand dial with 60-second outer chapter and “sweep” original second hand and signed “Chopard.”
Case: This unique watch has new gold-filled chrome case with exhibition snap back and is new, custom-made specially for this excellent movement.
Origin/Model: This intricately designed men’s timepiece features a unique engraving and has a new gold-filled chrome case. This antique skeleton movement dates back to the early 1900s and is truly a work of art to behold.
Movement/Mechanism: This beautiful wristwatch has the original Antique L.U.C, manual wind, 15 ruby jewels movement, and is in perfect working order and in excellent cosmetic condition. This unique antique has the original movement and the mechanism has been recently serviced to ensure it winds and sets smoothly while keeping great time. The original antique lugs are in great condition with a pristine winding crown.
Band: The watch is fitted with a 22 mm black genuine leather band with traditional gold buckle.
Case: 48mm (without crown)
Case: 53mm (with crown)
Lug to Lug: 56mm
Case Thickness: 13mm
Box: Your watch will be delivered in one of our own signature collectible wooden watch boxes. Or if you prefer, this watch can be delivered to you in a brand new authentic Chopard travel wallet or pouch or an authentic Chopard watch box.
Shipping:Free overnight delivery anywhere in the United States and free express delivery anywhere in the world.
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Directions: This is an antique watch. Different antique watches use different mechanisms to wind and/or set the time. If you are not familiar with these, or it is unclear to you how to wind or set the time on your particular watch please contact us for specific instructions prior to attempting wind the watch or set the time to prevent damaging the watch.
Servicing: This original movement of this beautiful wristwatch has been beautifully preserved, astoundingly so considering the age of the piece. The mechanism has been recently serviced to ensure it winds and sets smoothly while keeping accurate time.
Protecting and Caring For Your Watch: All antique watches are mechanical, and as such should be treated with extra care. You should be careful not to expose an antique watch to the wear and tear. This doesn’t mean you shouldn’t wear it often, or even every day. The best thing for something that is mechanical is to be used regularly. It does mean extra care should be taken not to drop it or expose it to water.
Antique watches are generally not waterproof as this technology was not in general use until the mid-20th century. You should therefore protect your antique watch from exposure to moisture.
If your watch becomes wet it should be dried as quickly as possible. This should be done using a hair dryer, opening all covers and gently blow drying the movement, dial, covers, and crown. This will eliminate or at least reduce the build up of any rust. Be careful not to turn the speed of the hairdryer up too high or hold it too close to the watch. A strong hair dryer held too close to a watch could blow a hand off the watch.
If your watch becomes exposed to salt water you should immediately spray your watch with purified water to remove all salt before drying the watch. If salt is left inside the watch it will combine with moisture in the air over time and begin to rust metal the components of the movement and other parts of the watch.
Winding any mechanical watch too tightly may break the mainspring, so be mindful of when you begin to feel resistance as you are winding your watch. Avoid winding the watch with force or aggressively.
When you are adjusting the hands of your watch, move them in a clockwise direction only. It is possible that counter-clockwise adjustments may damage the movement. If you do decide to make counter-clockwise adjustments make them for minutes, not hours.
We recommend that every two to three years you have your watch serviced, primarily to oil the mechanisms within the movement.
If for any reason dust or dirt makes its way into the watch, allow the watch to run down completely. Don’t wind the watch again before having it serviced by a qualified watch repair expert. Dust will absorb and remove the most important lubricants and cause the movement components to wear down.
If a need arises to clean the case, dial, crystal, etc., we advise you use a cloth that does not leave fibers as these may get caught and left behind in the movement.
Keep your antiques watch away from magnets. Strong magnetic fields may affect the accuracy of your watch since some vintage watches were made including iron-based components
Antique watches typically keep time accurately within about five minutes per day. If you experienced a various significantly greater than that, please contact us (or a watch professional for diagnosis). We see this very, very rarely with our watches, but should it occur it is not cause to be alarmed.
If you are flying a high-altitudes regularly with your antique watch you may wish to have it oiled more than every two to three years. The extreme temperature changes that accompany high altitudes can cause the oil viscosity to decrease more rapidly than usual.
The Story: Chopard is a Swiss watchmaker founded by Louis-Ulysse Chopard in 1860. Known from the beginning for making some of the world’s finest ladies' watches and pocket watches. In the early 1960s, Chopard was sold to Karl Scheufele, a German watchmaker. The Scheufele family still own the company today, which is headquartered in Geneva. Today Chopard is one of the world’s most respected watchmakers and jewelers.