Clockwork necklace (large pendant)

    SKU: cmcn445570

    £85.00 Members' price *


    Part of our Made in Britain range: a vintage clockwork necklace by the English jewellers, Leonard of London.

    These pendants feature the exposed inside workings of vintage watches and show the usually hidden gem stone jewel bearings that exist within many watches. These are included within clock workings as their low and predictable friction improves watch accuracy as well as improving bearing life.

    Made by hand in the UK, the watch fixtures are set in 85% recycled silver and presented on an 18 inch sterling silver chain with added decorative details.

    More about the watch movements

    Jewel bearings were invented in 1704 for use in watches by Nicolas Fatio de Duillier, Peter Debaufre, and Jacob Debaufre, who received an English patent for the idea.

    Originally natural jewels were used, such as diamond, sapphire, ruby, and garnet. In 1902, a process to make synthetic sapphire and ruby (crystalline aluminium oxide, also known as corundum) was invented by Auguste Verneuil, making jewelled bearings much cheaper.

    Today most jewelled bearings are synthetic ruby or sapphire.


    Product code: cmcn445570
    Details: Made in England by Leonard of London
    Material: Original mixed metal watch with gem stones, 85% recycled silver backs, sterling silver chain
    Size: Pendant is 2.4cm x 2.4cm, chain is 18 inches
    Weight: 0.01kg
    Standard UK delivery: 5 working days. Overseas times may vary

    This price is inclusive of VAT

    Every purchase supports the Museum

    Delivery & returns

    Delivery charges: are calculated depending on the weight (kg) and destination of the order. The order total is displayed on the payment page before you confirm your order.

    Estimated Delivery times:
    UK and Europe: 5 - 10 working days.
    Rest of the world: 10 to 28 working days.

    Premium delivery: is available at the checkout for UK addresses only.

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    If for any reason you are not entirely happy with books and other products purchased from the shop, we will refund the value of the goods supplied. Please contact Customer Services directly on 0800 218 2222 (or from abroad on +44 (0)20 7079 0970) for individual advice.

    Unfortunately we are unable to offer refunds or exchanges on pierced earrings for hygiene reasons, unless they are faulty.

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