The Hollow Beauty Of The Millions Worth Of ‘skull Watch’

Richard Mille rose gold chronograph, rose gold wine barrel case and chronograph function.
People are naturally curious about various machines. For example: Why can clocks run clockwise and clockwise, making wonderful sounds ticking? Even if you have glimpsed the movement, you may not be able to answer your questions. There is a watch that tells you everything with its transparent body, without concealment.
    Vacheron Constantin’s ‘Malta’ series hollow diamond watch, this watch is set with diamonds on the bezel, with simple two blue steel hands, although the process is complicated but there is no sense of muddling, can only be used to describe .
The original meaning of the Skeleton Watch is almost horrible, ‘a skeleton-like watch’. Under the condition of ensuring the normal operation of the movement, use a special tool-a wire saw to remove as much as possible. The clock instantly showed another face, like the skeleton of a living being. So far, there are still players who call the hollow-out table a ‘bone-out table.’ After hollowing out, the inner world of the watch is revealed one by one to the viewer. There are a lot of people in the world who love skeletonized watches because it can explain the beauty of machinery to the greatest extent, and ordinary models can only be unmatched. The author even believes that the beauty of hollowed-out tables and the Taihu stone in Chinese gardens have the same meaning, pursuing transparency, dew and charm. In the hall of high-end watches, the hollow-out technique does not appear alone, but often accompanied by metal micro-carving techniques. Carved with complicated and delicate patterns on the delicate parts of the movement’s splint.
Cartier Haute Horlogerie ‘Blue Balloon’ tourbillon watch (left) and single crown chronograph tourbillon watch (right). Of all the latest models of the Cartier HH series this year, it seems to be related to hollowing out.
    A top-quality skeletonized watch with a price is complete. Regardless of the process of hollowing out or carving, you must not destroy any original parameters of the movement, otherwise it will not work properly. In the scorching summer, sometimes I wonder: the sun is like fire, isn’t the lubricant in the hollow watch movement afraid of being dried by the sun? Secondly, isn’t the wearer afraid of being exposed to the texture of the movement on his wrist? Both of these worries seem redundant to date. The hollow-out watch continued for more than 100 years, becoming an important means for top brands to show off their technical strength.
IWC Portugal series gold skeleton watch, five major movements of the movement: the drive train, drive train, escapement speed control system, winding needle system and pointer system at a glance, can be called a watch mechanical textbook.
特别 Special attention should be paid to the use of hollow-out watches. Such slender and beautiful watches should reduce severe vibration when worn. Because the beauty of the hollow is obtained at the maximum sacrifice of the sturdiness and stability of the movement, if you really go for sports, especially playing golf, you should wear a professional sports watch. Rather than wear your expensive and rare skeletonized models out. Second, reduce sunlight. When the movement loses the cover of the dial, all the oiling parts are directly exposed. Avoiding sunlight as much as possible can extend the stability of the lubricant.
Left) Movement assembly of Cartier Tourbillon watch
Rare floating tourbillon mechanism.
(Right) Cartier Santos 100 skeleton watch
For the first time, palladium was used as the case material.
    Although regular replacement of the lubricant is a routine maintenance item that must be done after several years of use for each watch, it is also because the hollowed-out watch is too thin, so don’t disassemble it too much. Of course, I have no doubt about the operation level of the local maintenance master. A top-quality hollow-out watch, the brand must also be top-notch to show outstanding craftsmanship. If the output is single digits or even unique, combined with moving stories, how can this watch not be worth more than a million? Buying them is sometimes useless to enter the watch store, only to have a chance to see them at the world’s three major watch auctions.