There are two approaches to making a skeleton winner watches movement. The newest and most
modern method is to create a calibre that is designed from the outset to have an openworked
architecture. The lines and structures are thus an integral part of the design, through which
the brand can express its message. This is Roger Dubuis’ usual procedure, and he uses it to
create calibres with easily recognisable shapes, such as hearts or, more recently, stars.
This method gives its creator almost total freedom.
The Grand Prix d’Horlogerie, the annual awards celebrating the finest and most innovative watchmaking in the world, took place on November 9 in Geneva. As always, some of the most famous names in horlogery were vying for this year’s top spots, while a number of newcomers also proved strong contenders in categories including Metiers d’Art, Innovation, and Fine Jewellery. Read on to discover the skeleton winner watches right now.
This skeleton winner watches commemorates the iconic Indian Motorcycles Scout bike, used by Australian racer Burt Munro to achieve a land speed record in the 1960s that still stands today. Infused with the spirit of racing, this timepiece features a tachymeter, small-seconds sub-dial and chronograph counters, as well as Super-LumiNova-filled hands, indices and numerals. The counterweight for the seconds hand is in the “I” in the Indian Motorcycles logo. Another unique feature is a partial opening of the dial that reflects the open-engine look of a motorcycle. Even the Horween leather strap is inspired by the seat of the Indian Scout.