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Apart from pro­duc­ing mind-bend­ing com­pli­ca­tions, watch­mak­ers like to demon­strate their tech­ni­cal and aes­thetic prow­ess by cre­at­ing time­pieces with skele­tonised move­ments and open­worked di­als. Here are some of the most mag­nif­i­cent ex­am­ples you can get your

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GIRARD-PERREGAUX

The brand pre­sented the first skele­tonised ver­sion of its Neo Tour­bil­lon with Three Bridges watch this year. This lightweight it­er­a­tion comes with a ti­ta­nium case that houses its iconic bridges, which have been black­ened, skele­tonised, bev­elled and sand­blasted.

HYSEK

The un­con­ven­tioal IO Skele­ton Cen­tral Tour­bil­lon presents the hours and min­utes on the pe­riph­ery of a fly­ing tour­bil­lon, which is un­usu­ally po­si­tioned at the cen­tre of the watch. It also fea­tures a jump­ing hours func­tion.

BELL & ROSS

This blue ver­sion of the BR-X1 Skele­ton Tour­bil­lon Sap­phire is one of only six avail­able in the world. The limited edi­tion piece fea­tures a case cut out of five blocks of sap­phire that houses a skele­tonised fly­ing tour­bil­lon move­ment.

AUDE­MARS PIGUET

The Royal Oak Con­cept Tour­bil­lon Chrono­graph Open­worked is the first Royal Oak Con­cept self-wind­ing model since the col­lec­tion was in­tro­duced in 2002. It has a pe­riph­eral os­cil­lat­ing weight in plat­inum, which is housed in a sand­blasted ti­ta­nium case.

BREGUET

The skele­tonised Clas­sique Com­pli­ca­tions 3795 watch comes with a rose-gold case and dial, and a finely fluted case band. Each piece is in­di­vid­u­ally num­bered. There is also a plat­inum ver­sion.

CARTIER

The new San­tos de Cartier Skele­ton Watch large model comes in a pink-gold ver­sion with in­ter­change­able straps and is equipped with a man­ual 9619 MC move­ment.

BOVET

This in­tri­cate piece, the Amadeo Fleurier 45, is crafted from red gold and is com­pletely skele­tonised, ex­cept for the black guil­loche dial. The lower half fea­tures a fly­ing tour­bil­lon.

ULYSSE NARDIN

With its white and red stripes and white stars on a deep blue back­ground, the Ex­ec­u­tive Skele­ton Tour­bil­lon “Stars and Stripes” watch, launched on July 4, is a trib­ute to the Amer­i­can flag. The com­mem­o­ra­tive piece is limited to 50.

BULGARI

For the first time, the in­ner work­ings of the Lucea model are re­vealed in the Lucea Skele­ton, which is kept del­i­cate and fem­i­nine with a 33mm case in pink gold and steel, and a crown set with a pink cabo­chon stone.

ZENITH

This steely, cool Defy Clas­sic watch is fit­ted with Zenith’s new Elite skele­tonised move­ment, which is housed in a very wear­able 41mm case crafted from brushed ti­ta­nium.

FRANCK MULLER

The Van­guard Tour­bil­lon Minute Re­peater fea­tures an ex­tra­or­di­nary open­worked minute re­peater. Crafted in rose gold, the time­piece fea­tures a skele­tonised move­ment that has been hand cham­fered and lac­quered.

GRAFF

The Master­graff Struc­tural Skele­ton Au­to­matic fea­tures a skele­tonised dial with sap­phire glass bridges, open­worked hands and an off­set ro­tor so the move­ment is vis­i­ble from all an­gles. The piece is made with rose gold and ti­ta­nium DLC.

PANERAI

Hailed as one of Panerai’s most in­no­va­tive watches, the Lo Scien­zi­ato—lu­mi­nor 1950 Tour­bil­lon GMT Ti­tanio has a 3D-printed ti­ta­nium case, a skele­tonised move­ment and a tour­bil­lon reg­u­la­tor. And be­cause of the use of lightweight ma­te­rial and skele­ton­i­sa­tion, the time­piece is un­be­liev­ably light even at 47mm.

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