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The new 1966 Skeleton invites us on an enchanted journey into the mechanics of time. The large 13¼”’ (30 mm) movement has been skeletonised with the stylistic imperative of creating a perfect visual balance. The contrast between the rhodium-plated gear train and the anthracite treatment chosen for the plate and bridges is an exhortation to travel deeper into this fascinating labyrinth. Inert matter springs to life, organs breathe, and suddenly we are confronted with the details of this meticulous staging – chamfering, drawing, polishing and satin-brushing – all hand-executed by artisan-watchmakers. Time becomes a pretext to reveal the mechanical watch as a piece of art, in which the 173 parts are akin to the brushstrokes of an old master.
|Movement||Mechanical automatic, GP01800-0006 calibre, 173 components, 25 jewels, 28,800 vib/h, 54-hour power reserve.|
|Functions||Hours, minutes, small seconds.|
18K pink gold, 38 mm. Anti-reflective sapphire crystal front and back. Water-resistant to 30 metres (3 bar/100 ft).
|Dail||Outer ring with suspended hour-markers. Skeletonised visible plate and bridges with anthracite-grey ruthenium treatment. Small seconds at 10 o’clock.|
|Bracelet/strap||Hand-stitched black alligator with 18K pink gold buckle.|