VACHERON CONSTANTIN - THE ART OF SKELETON DIAL TIMEPIECES - AUGUST 2020 NEWS
Only the association of several traditional Fine Watchmaking crafts can give rise to such works of art. The creation of skeleton watches, or the art of playing with transparency and making light dance across gleaming metal to transform a watch movement into an ethereal ballet of openworked bridges and wheel trains, is an art long since mastered by the Manufacture Vacheron Constantin.
An art that requires for complementary skills: that of the Master Watchmaker to handle the mechanical demands; that of the Master Chamferer to capture the light and reveal the quintessence of the movement; and finally, that of the Master Engraver to sublimate the movement with a décor that gives life to skeleton watches.
Traditionelle Perpetual Calendar Skeleton
The Malte Skeleton
A perfect balance between sophistication and technical excellence, this 950 platinum watch houses a tourbillon cage inspired by the Maltese cross.
Visible from both the dial side and the back, its tonneau-shaped movement is skeletonized and hand-engraved with geometric motifs that reflect the light. Frosted glass enhances the readability of the date; a hand indicates the power reserve between 9 and 10 o’clock.