Friday, October 30, 2009

Men's luxury skeleton wrist watches - Pros & Cons

What exactly is a skeleton watch? Is it made up of the bones of animals? Are they only seen during the week of Halloween? Not exactly..these types of watches usually are encased in some type of transparent material that allows you to see the inner mechanisms of the watch working. Typically it is part of the face that can be seen ticking, sometimes it's the sides or back of the watch.

Pros - You get to enjoy watching the spectacular inner workings of a watch in motion.

Cons - If the skeleton watch face shows working gears behind it, it can occasionally be a little bit more difficult to tell the time. Some of the faces have extremely small numbers or are complicated to tell time. If you buy a cheap Chinese knockoff skeleton watch you should only expect it to last a few months (maybe a year or two). They typically will stop working after a short time.

The most expensive made skeleton watch is the the Skeleton Central Tourbillon from Omega according to the Watch Report. This watch is no exception from the well-known watches from Omega. The Skeleton Central has impressed with its 800 separate parts, each of them being hand-made, and with the placement of the tourbillon right in the center of the face. This watch is available for anyone being willing to pay $282,500 for it. We currently don't have any of these but are more than happy to help you sell it.

Here are some great examples of premium skeleton watches available at a discounted price for a limited time from Gray & Sons. Let us know in the comments which watches you like best and why?

Chronoswiss Opus
in stainless steel. Auto w/ subseconds,
date and chronograph. With box and papers. Ref CH 7523.

Est. Retail $12,950

G&S: $6,350

Special: $5,720

Cvstos Challenge
QP-S C QPS SYR in stainless steel on a rubber strap. Auto w/ date,
day, month, moonphase and perpetual calendar. Box and papers.
Limited edition of 50 pieces.

Est. Retail $27,600

G&S: $17,940

Special: $15,640

Zenith Chronomaster
in 18k yellow gold. Skeletonized dial and automatic
movement under glass w/ subseconds, date, day, month, moonphase
and chronograph. Complete with box and booklets.

Est. Retail $47,000

G&S: $29,500

Special: $27,900

in 18k pink gold on leather strap. Manual w/ retrograde
minutes, subseconds and date. Partially skeletonized. With box
& papers.

Est. Retail $49,000

G&S: $32,400

Special: $29,540

Corum Perpetual
Calendar Skeleton
in platinum on leather strap, with 18k white
gold deployant buckle. Auto w/ moonphase and perpetual calendar.
With original papers & Kubic watchwinding box.

Est. Retail $69,000

G&S: $37,950

Special: $35,970

La Tradition
in 18k on leather strap. Incredible skeleton
dial. Manual w/ power reserve. With box and papers. Ref 7027.

Est. Retail $24,000

G&S: $15,440

Special: $14,840

Rare Pierre
Kunz Spirit Of Challenge
Ref.# G403 in black steel & rubber.
Auto w/ sweep seconds, chronograph and day night. Box and papers.
Limited edition of 250 pieces.

Est. Retail $21,800

G&S: $14,170

Special: $13,320

Limited edition
Swatch Tresor Magique
in platinum on leather strap. Auto. Complete
with box and papers.

G&S: $2,700

Special: $2,350

Ref.# CH 7522 R in 18k pink gold & stainless steel
on a black leather strap. Auto w/ subseconds and chronograph. Box
and papers.

Est. Retail $12,500

G&S: $8,125

Special: $7,300


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November 18, 2009 5:15 AM  
Blogger Padmanaban said...

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January 04, 2010 2:16 AM  
Anonymous Rolex Watches said...

Really unique. I never saw such a watch.I sell jewelery and high priced rolex
through my online jewelry shop.I would love to include this one in my collection.

February 23, 2010 12:34 AM  
Anonymous daveclr said...

Wow, I really like the effect the skeleton look gives, makes all the designer wrist watches look like old clock towers.

I'm torn between the Hautlence HLO and the Corum Perpetual as a favorite. Now I know what I want for Christmas.

September 21, 2010 8:17 AM  
Anonymous Anne Perry Smith said...

Great watch compilation, I love it... Gotta buy a pair for my collection. Collecting watches is one of my favorite things to do. Before i never knew how to choose one by because had thought me so i now extremely love collecting watches.

January 05, 2011 9:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice article, had a good read.

March 02, 2013 5:00 PM  

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