ARNOLD & SON UTTE SKELE­TON

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The ma­jor chal­lenge in cre­at­ing the UTTE Skele­ton was achiev­ing the A&S8220 move­ment’s thick­ness of 3.30 mm. The re­sult is a time­piece of 8.34mm thick­ness over­all, mak­ing it one of the thinnest skele­ton tour­bil­lon watches on the mar­ket. While the dial re­tains the hall­mark eight-shaped dis­play ar­range­ment of the UTTE (Ul­tra-Thin Tour­bil­lon Es­cape­ment) fam­ily, the orig­i­nal UTTE move­ment was re­designed and reengi­neered from scratch for this openworked ver­sion.

Another claim to fame for the UTTE Skele­ton is its power re­serve of at least 90 hours — rare for an ul­tra-thin tour­bil­lon — achieved through the use of two skele­ton bar­rels. An openworked cage in the lower half of the dial pro­vides a view of the tour­bil­lon. Pro­duc­tion is limited to 50 watches.

SKELETONISING DE­MANDS PA­TIENCE AND AN EYE FOR VIS­UAL HAR­MONY

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