The marvel of an openworked, or skeletonised watch, is such that you can see all of the theatrics and drama of a mechanical work of art. I've put together a rather extensive list of openworked watches that I think fit the bill of something that will easily blow your mind.
And what better time than Christmas to unwrap an openworked watch of the same calibre as the ones I've got for you below. Pieces from the likes of Audemars Piguet, Patek Philippe and Richard Mille all feature here. Enjoy!
Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Gyrotourbillon 2
Complicated, prestigous and brimming with heritage, the Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Gyrotourbillon 2 is a brilliant albeit not-so-obvious openworked watch that makes this list.
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Double Balance Wheel Openworked
The all-gold Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Double Balance Wheel Openworked is an insanely beautiful and intricate openworked timepiece that brings skeletonisation to a whole new level.
Vacheron Constantin Traditionnelle 14-Day Tourbillon Openworked
The Vacheron Constantin Traditionnelle 14-Day Tourbillon Openworked is another obscure choice, and perhaps it is one that has fallen off the radar. But here it is, in all of its openworked glory.
Breguet Classique Chronograph
Diamonds and openworked watches, a match made in heaven. A match also made for the fantastic Breguet Classique Chronograph.
Blancpain Carrousel Répétition Minutes Chronographe Flyback
Blancpain's Carrousel Répétition Minutes Chronographe Flyback is another openworked grail that has fallen into obscurity. But that's not to say it isn't well worth your time and attention.
Cartier de Cartier Grande Complication
Different but damn cool, the Cartier de Cartier Grande Complication is an openworked watch that shows off all the talents of the maison in brilliant fashion.
Patek Philippe 5304 Minute Repeater Perpetual Calendar
An openworked Patek Philippe minute repeater and perpetual calendar with diamonds. Need I say more?
Richard Mille RM 35-02
Easy now. The Richard Mille RM 35-02 is one of the most sought after watches on the planet. And for good reason. One of the coolest modern iterations of the openworked watch, ever.
Audemars Piguet Grande Complication Openworked
There aren't many watchmakers that can do an openworked grand complication quite like Audemars Piguet, with the Grande Complication Openworked being one of the flagship pieces of the entire maison.
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar Openworked Ceramic
Another feat of technique and mastery from Audemars Piguet comes in the form of the market-dominating Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar Openworked Ceramic. Nothing even comes close.
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Flying Tourbillon Openworked
It seems like Audemars Piguet holds the reigns as the leader in openworked watchmaking. Add to that the beauty of their in-house flying tourbillon and what you have is a recipe for absolute dominance.
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak "Jumbo" Openworked
The new-gen Audemars Piguet Royal Oak "Jumbo" Openworked ushers in an improved openworked dial design with evident modernisation to the architecture of the movement. The end result is something akin to an openworked grail.
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