In automatic skeleton watches, the watchmaker strips the watch’s dial and/or movement to their bare essentials, revealing as much of the watch’s interior as possible. For watch aficonados who love the technical “openwork” artistry that goes into skeleton watchmaking, these timepieces give them a detailed look at a watch’s inner workings. Below we take a look at 10 skeleton watches introduced in recent years.
An automatic skeleton watches is a mechanical watch that has all of the moving parts and inner workings of the watch visible through either the front of the watch, the back of the watch or both.Some believe that true ‘skeletonization’ also includes the trimming away of non-essential metal on the bridge, plate or wheel train, leaving only a minimalist bare skeleton of the movement required for functionality. The remaining thinned movement can be decorated with engraving and can be with or without a dial face.
The automatic skeleton watches lacks almost all of the characteristics of the smart watch. It proudly displays almost every working part through its crystal as opposed to hiding it’s secrets in a cold firmware operating system. Each second, its ecosystem is exposed, with thousands of elements working together before your very eyes. The engineering, whether perfect or flawed, is naked and on display.