Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Watch No. 5 ~ A Ladies Diamond Watch

Watch No. 5 was commissioned as an all diamond, 18K white gold ladies wristwatch. The work began with drawings which I was not able to download unfortunately. The movement was an ETA 2660 7-3/4'''  manual/time only , not embellished. A case ring was machined in brass to fit the movement, then cotes de geneve was applied to the surfaces. The case ring was then paladium plated. The dial was engine turned in silver and dial feet applied, which fit into holes in the case ring. The applique chapter ring was made, engraved and filled with black shellac. The case back which is held down with four gold screws is gasketed as well as the crown.  The hands were made from tool steel, filed and polished, then blued. The gold case was fabricated and a mineral glass crystal was ground to fit.  The bracelet was built and set, completing  this fine piece.  In conclusion, the wristwatch was a stunning success and the client was thrilled. The piece had nice weight, a glamorous period look and performed well.