Guitar Aficionado

Best In Show: Skeleton Timepieces

Get into gear with an exposed movement watch.
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Originally published in Guitar Aficionado, Fall 2010 Issue - Buy Issue

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Roger Dubuis
» $103,800

Kingsquare Flying Tourbillon Skeleton (KS40-02SQ-71-00)
Bold, but elegant, the Kingsquare features an openworked dial of black PVD with circular-grained motifs and a tourbillon carriage in Celtic cross shape at the 7:30 position. It’s housed in a square-curved 40mmn titanium case with a faceted sapphire crystal glare-proofed on both sides, and set on a rubber strap.

» $14,900

Ti-Bridge (007.400.06/F371 0000)
This new and distinctive Ti-Bridge features a Corum CO 007 handwound movement housed in a tonneau-shaped titanium grade 5 case measuring 42.5mm by 41.5mm. It has anti-reflective sapphire crystal, skeleton minute and hour hands with black Super-LumiNova, and a black rubber bracelet with stainless triple-folding clasp.

Vacheron Constantin
» $206,000

Malte Openworked Tourbillon (30067/000P-8953)
Combining contemporary design and technical innovation, the Malte features a manual 27-jewel movement, with indication for hours, minutes, small second on the tourbillon, calendar, and power reserve. The platinum 950 tonneau case measures 36mm by 48mm and is set on a black American alligator strap with buckle.

» $24,100

Tradition (7027BR/R9/9V6)
This classic-looking timepiece has a fully exposed movement in a 37mm case of 18-karat pink gold, with hours and minutes displayed in a subdial of black electroplated 18-carat gold, hand-engraved on a rose engine. Features include sapphire caseback, Breguet overcoil, and power reserve indicator engraved front and back. Set on a crocodile strap with pink gold buckle.

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