Sunday, 17 August 2014

No.5 Skeleton wristwatch

It gives me great pleasure to announce a new model, the No.5 skeleton wristwatch. 

This is my most adventurous skeleton design yet. The movement floats in the 41mm case supported only by an elegant yet robust bridge at the 3 o'clock position. The extreme skeletonising and the additional breathing space throw open almost the entire movement. 

As usual, I allow the movement pride of place. The aesthetics are governed by the machine and the flowing lines frame key components. The movement is in frosted brass complemented by the heat blued steel 'Sambhare' hands.

This design requires greater precision. With such a small bearing surface even a small error can result in misaligned dial & hands or faulty winding/setting. The dimensions need to be perfect but the surfaces need to perfectly true as well.

I am particularly pleased with the tweaked proportions of the 'Sambhare' hands.