Ah hah - just when I thought that this season's skeletonised timepieces couldn't get better, Glashütte Original take their previously released 1845 classic Up/Down model, have some of their best hand-engravers work some labyrinthine magic on it ... and hey presto - a new timepiece is born ... the sublimely exquisite Glashütte Original Senator Moon Phase Skeletonised edition.
Skeletonised timepieces are an artform in miniature, requiring hours, days and weeks of meticulous and fastidious handworking. This latest piece from Glashütte Original joins an illustrious selection. In recent times we've reviewed the beautiful and intricate Blancpain Villeret Squelette 8 Jours, also presented in a rounded and trim-bezeled case - a timepiece bereft of everything except for its logo and hands and we've also featured the slender but substantial Piaget Altiplano Skeleton Ultra-Thin, the world’s thinnest self-winding skeletonised watch and an astounding achievement. This Glashütte Original piece retains a diminutive dial edge allowing for a fine track and numerals and one which gives a delicate foothold for its indications - the power reserve, the small seconds and the excellent moon phase.
The intrinisics are just as admirable as the extrinsics, the back is as visually outstanding as the front. A 42mm red gold case provides the frame and inside is the GO manufacture Calibre 49-13 with 40 hours of power reserve.
The Glashütte Original Senator Moon Phase Skeletonised edition will be a limited release of 100 pieces.
More bare bones timepieces?
The beyond beautiful Blancpain Villeret Squelette 8 Jours
And the astoundingly skinnied Piaget Altiplano Skeleton Ultra Thin