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What a skeleton watch is?


The mechanism, which is generally hidden in the watch case, is entirely or partially visible in the case of a skeleton watch, also known as squelette. This style of watch has been around since the 18th century and is still produced today in both traditional and modern styles.

A true skeleton watch is one in which the moving parts are visible due to the lack of a dial on the front and a clear back. There are also “open heart dial” watches, which have a (small) hole in the dial that allows a glimpse into the movement. The term “skeleton” is frequently used to describe these. Most of the time, a special part, such as a tourbillion, has been made visible.

The skeletal movement is exquisitely constructed.

True “skeletonization” means removing all non-essential metal elements of the

mechanism, leaving only the movement’s functional “skeleton.” The remaining components are frequently polished and elaborately decorated. Every technique demands the use of specialized instruments and abilities with a long history. With a skeleton watch, you truly own a one-of-a-kind work of art.

Traditional or contemporary?

Skeleton watches are frequently traditional and attractive since they have been around for so long and are created using time tested processes. Modernwatches, on the other hand, are increasingly available with a visible or open heart.

These skeleton watches are usually automatic or handwinders, however quartz skeleton watches are also available in a variety of price ranges.