Skeleton Watches Are Making A Comeback In 2019

Hayley Kadrou   |   03-03-2019

And here are some of our favourites from brands such as Cartier and Bulgari.

With more and more people switching out traditional watches for fitness versions, true timepiece enthusiasts are yearning simpler times.

Which is perhaps why in an act of protest against the sleek, seamless modern fitness watch, the exact opposite to the likes of Apples Watches and Fitbits are seeing a revival.

Skeleton watches – a mechanical watch of which wearers can see all the moving parts – are back in 2019. While they will surely fascinate the avid collector and even casual watch wearers can appreciate the intricate details on display.

Check out some of our favourite designs here:

Bulgari Octo Finissimo Tourbillon Automatic

Maybe more known for its luxury jewellery collections, Bulgari is making conscious effort to be just as recognisable for its expert watch, too. Just take the model pictured above; not only has the Italian brand tapped into the mechanics-exposing trend, but the designers have done so in a record-breaking way. The Bulgari Octo Finissimo Tourbillon Automatic is the thinnest automatic watch on the market right now.

Tissot T-Complication Squelette

The Swiss watchmakers master the art of marrying a sleek design with an intricate dial with this wristwear. The gold details over the silver face add another dimension to the watch dial, while the black leather strap ensures its wearability and versatility.

Cartier Santos De Cartier Skeleton Noctambule

As a tribute to the Parisian night sky, this watch name translates to ‘night out.’ Meaning as well as a streamlined design that still reveals it’s inner working, the design by the French jewellery house has another added edge. The Cartier design features Super-Luminova – a brand of material that illuminates watches for an in-the-dark glow – bringing the nightly-design to life.

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