Because the concept behind a skeleton watch is to strip away as much metal as possible in the caliber, without compromising its strength or integrity, these are among the more time-consuming types of watch to create. The beauty of these see-through skeleton watches typically lies in the intricacy of the movement parts — with engravings and finishing – that are often incomparable.

Also trending are watches that are not necessarily see-through, but that are finely finished with exposed movements viewable on the dial side.  Typically, in these watches, the mainplate with all of the gears and wheels are visible instead of being hidden behind a dial.  Each of these types of timepieces is pure art and technology, often requiring engravers and watchmakers to spend hundreds of hours chiseling away the metal, finely finishing each tiny component and assembling it in all its glory.  Fortunately for watch lovers, there are brands that love to indulge in this beauty.
Not just back, but again with decent rates. In fact, aside from some minor changes along with a case size that has been increased to 47mm wide from 45mm wide, the 2015 Corum Watches Las Vegas Replica Bubble is very similar to the way it had been when Corum chose to stop it. Also, even though the case is bigger (and seems really big) the Corum Bubble wears smaller than it is with snub lugs and a situation that wraps around your wrist nicely. That said, I am quite sure that you can imagine that using a title such as the “Bubble,” this opinion is thick. The sapphire crystal alone is 8mm thick and also the entire Corum Bubble watch is 18.8mm thick – but in a cool way.Corum got the first idea for the Corum Bubble from a prototype dip watch meant for extreme depths. It may very well have been a Rolex. The thick crystal acted to distort the dial, and Corum just kind of played this and created “bubble-style” hands and hour markers which appear interesting with a little bit of distortion. The curved edges make that potential, but also offer the timepiece a pleasure, almost cartoonish appearance that has appeal to many men and women. The dial and case shape collectively have made the Corum Bubble among the very distinctive “fun” high-end watches around, and I am very happy to see that Corum realized quitting it was a mistake. It’s entirely possible that the Corum Bubble watch collection needed a break, and I am pleased to see it go back for its 15-year anniversary.

At this year’s Baselworld, Corum is a leader with its stunning Golden Bridge watches. Of particular note is the Golden Bridge Rectangle.  The Golden Bridge was first developed by watchmaker extraordinaire, Vincent Calabrese, 40 years ago. The patented linear watch movement with all gears, wheels and parts arranged in a row caught the attention of Corum Watch Company owner at the time, Jean Renee Bannwart, who purchased the patent from Calabrese and unveiled the Corum Golden Bridge watches in 1980.

Similarly, Kerbedanz unveils a stunning new skeletonized watch in rose gold with amazing black accents. Aptly named the Black Squama, the Tourbillon timepiece is cased in gold with a black Diamond-Like Carbon (DLC) coating.   The 41-piece limited edition watch features a mechanical hand-wound, tourbillon KRB-02 caliber that is crafted and decorated by Kerbedanz and Concepto. Most of the 168 components including 80 for the tourbillon carriage are visible through the sapphire crystal and caseback. The deft blend of rose gold and shimmering black, of guilloche’ finishes and hand decorated motifs makes the watch a stunning art form.

Seeing through time at Baselworld 2017
Similarly, Kerbedanz unveils a stunning new skeletonized watch in rose gold with amazing black accents. Aptly named the Black Squama, the Tourbillon timepiece is cased in gold with a black Diamond-Like Carbon (DLC) coating.   The 41-piece limited edition watch features a mechanical hand-wound, tourbillon KRB-02 caliber that is crafted and decorated by Kerbedanz and Concepto. Most of the 168 components including 80 for the tourbillon carriage are visible through the sapphire crystal and caseback. The deft blend of rose gold and shimmering black, of guilloche’ finishes and hand decorated motifs makes the watch a stunning art form.

Seeing through time at Baselworld 2017Independent watch brand Armin Strom also specializes in skeletonization and this year puts emphasis on the Mirrored Force Resonance watch with patented Caliber ARF 15 movement – whose mainplate and components are visible via the sapphire crystal atop the watch.  In fact, the movement features dual regulators developed for maximum precision — and displayed in all its mechanical beauty on what would be the dial side if a dial existed.

Armin Strom’s resonant Caliber ARF15 is a classically constructed manually wound movement that was conceived, manufactured, assembled, and regulated in-house. It beats at a 3.5-Hertz (25,200 vph) frequency, allowing the observer to really appreciate the patented, resonant regulators in action. The two connected oscillators make their revolutions in opposite directions, which is eminently visible on the dial side of the watch, one rotating clockwise and the other counterclockwise, and the animated elements look much like they are performing a beautifully orchestrated dance.  The 43.4 mm watch features a transparent caseback for viewing the rest of the  meticulously finished movement.

Seeing through time at Baselworld 2017

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