Beauty is only skin deep but the engineering goes right to the bone. Intelligent collectors of vintage mechanical watches have grown bored with mass produced quartz movements. Like fine antique car collectors, they look for authenticity, but they also want practicality from their tiny machines. Inspired by a rare museum piece dating to 1779, we engineered this classic with $31,000,000 worth of precise Swiss built machinery to create the intricate gears and levers. So the historians are thrilled with the authenticity and the demanding engineers are quite impressed with the technical performance.
The crystal on the front and the see through exhibition back allow you to observe the gold-finished mainspring, escapement, balance wheel and many of the 17 jewels work in harmony. The balance wheel oscillates at 21,600 times per hour for superb accuracy. So give it a little wind and the gears roar to life.
Skeleton watches are a collector’s piece and are almost impossible to find for under $1,000, let alone $100. But we pour our money into the watch construction, not into sponsoring yacht races and polo matches. So you can wear a piece of watch making history and still keep most of your money in your pocket, not on your wrist.