Hand Painted Slide Bracelet Wrist Watch by Omega
The perfect piece of vintage jewelry history. This vibrant bracelet watch by Omega pays a beautiful homage to the tradition of slide bracelets. Decorative slides comprise this picturesque timepiece, each vibrant and unique. The bracelet’s centerpiece is a hand-painted miniature portrait of a woman in profile, which hinges upward to reveal the original Limoges enamel dial. Gold baton markers and hands display the time, adding the perfect finishing touch.
Born from the fashion of Victorian Era pendant watches, a slide was a common addition to a ladies’ watch chain. These lovely adornments not only added a decorative touch but a means of adjusting the length of the necklace by sliding up and down the chain. As the pendant watch fell out of fashion, these marvelous slides were often strung together and repurposed into bracelets. The result is a beautiful individual piece of jewelry in which each link is one of a kind.
Powering this wondrous watch is a 17 jewel manual wind Swiss movement, which has an 18-month warranty. The bracelet measures 6-7/8″ in length.
Case Reference# A5743
Circa 1960SKU: SSHO 3019 $6,155 Inquire