Taking a looking into the world of mechanical craftsmanship is a wonderful thing – a car, a plane and even the circuit boards of an electrical device. Anything that shows you how energy is conjured up to create motion is awe-inspiring. This explains the fascination DiscerningGent.com has with skeletal timepiece models and so the spotlight on Maestro Skeleton from Raymond Weil.
The new open-worked model is part of the Raymond Weil’s Maestro collection and incorporates a mechanical self-winding calibre that’s revealed through a wide aperture window taking up most of the dial. On show is the view of a Swiss-made movement sealed between sapphire crystals. Also visible balance wheel and open-worked spring barrel through the front with additional details like the rotor and some of the 27 jewels can be seen via the sapphire case back.
The Maestro Skeletal features a 39.5mm wide stainless steel case with blue steel hours, minutes and sweep seconds majestically floating above the sea of mechanical parts in motion. Featuring a 38-hour power reserve and resistant up to 50 metres, this timepiece is completed in either stainless steel bracelet or leather strap – both of which feature a double-push security clasp.
RRP £1,595 – Raymond Weil