ARNOLD & SON UTTE SKELETON
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