Hamburg, XX August 2012: When you hear the term 'skeleton watch' for the first time you may not know quite what to expect. You are probably unlikely to expect such a stunning glimpse of a watch's inner workings. A 'skeleton watch' is the term used to describe a timepiece where the dial and all superfluous materials of the movement have been removed in favour of a clear view of its inner workings. To stop skeleton watches appearing too 'naked', watchmakers decorate and embellish the remaining parts of the movement such as the bridges and plates by hand. As these watches are without a dial and usually with a
glass back, the decorated skeleton movements are visible from both sides. In some places you can even look through the watch entirely. Swiss watchmaker DAVOSA has named its latest skeleton model after the mythological historical figure of Salome – the most beautiful and seductive woman of her time. In keeping with this myth of ancient beauty, DAVOSA has employed stunning inner features such as golden gear wheels, blued screws and ruby red jewel bearings. The watch's outer features include a rounded case and equally subtle hands, designed not to detract from the embellished movement inside.
The DAVOSA Salome is available in three limited edition versions of 333 apiece. With a real salmon leather strap in the colours sand, red and platinum, the DAVOSA Salome retails at 598 euros. The DAVOSA Salome is unusually large for a ladies' watch. It measures a quite considerable 43 millimetres in diameter. The rationale behind the larger size is to make the skeleton movement more prominent than would have been the case in a smaller watch. Furthermore, this watch is designed as a homage to the very first ladies' watches from the start of the twentieth century which were nothing other than redesigned pocket watches that were worn on the wrist for the very first time. The unostentatious case and simple lugs of the DAVOSA Salome are a tribute to these early watches.
These days men's watches are becoming an increasingly popular choice amongst women. Ladies who already prefer a larger size of watch are certain to appreciate the DAVOSA Salome.
This is a watch that cries out to be seen and to be admired. And thanks to its size and intricate skeleton design this is quite certain to happen. An additional special feature of the limited edition DAVOSA Salome:
On the outer rim of the 43 mm case is engraved a number from 1 to 333. Thus further underscoring the individual sophistication that differentiates this watch and its wearer.Limited edition of 333 pieces (per version)
Versions: Real salmon leather strap in the colours sand, platinum and red
Hand-winding skeleton movement (calibre 9211)
36-hour power reserve
18,000 A/h oscillations
Round stainless steel case with limited edition number (1 to 333) engraved on the rim
Glass and back of mineral glass
Water resistance up to 50 m
Diameter of movement: 37.2 mm, height 4.23 mm. Diameter of case: 43 mm.
Overview of the DAVOSA Salome: