Patek Philippe’s ‘Squelette’ is by far one of the most striking watches on the market at the moment, drawing your attention towards it as soon as you lay eyes on it. The components sprinkled with 18K gold combined with the overall skeletonized look immediately draws all looks, but this is not the only innovation of this model. Here are others that we believe will convince you to purchase this model:
- Precision and beauty
Developing this model is not easy, particularly because in order to achieve the skeletonized look, as well as the miniature drawings and engravings placed on these components. Everything is done manually and the watchmaker has to go through different stages in order for the Squelette to be ready. First, the watchmaker has to create each skeletonized component which requires precision and knowledge about this type of design. Only an experienced watchmaker knows when a component is ready and how slim it can be before it breaks.
Next, the second step in this process is placing the engravings and the drawings on the skeletonized components of the watch. Hundreds of hours are dedicated to this meticulous process, with the entire process of developing the watch taking more than two weeks. Only experienced watchmakers are chosen for this job.
- The transparent case
The crystal glass and case emphasizes the skeletonized look of the watch while also being strong enough to protect the inner components from water, dust and other such impurities that may affect the watch’s precision in time. The case is also made of sapphire, once again emphasizing the richness of the model.
- A perfect mix
On a first look, the Squelette focuses on beauty and on looks. However, this is not the case. Following the Patek Philippe tradition in precise watches, the Squelette’s precision is unmatched, the worst case scenario being -2 or +3 seconds ahead of the real time. The watchmakers focused primarily on mixing the skeletonized look coupled with 18K gold components and sapphires with precision in showing the time. This is the perfect mix between precision in counting the time and beauty.
All in all, the Squelette is a brilliant piece, handmade and focused on precision, a watch which will definitely impress.