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Nowhere To Hide: 11 Meticulously Openworked Watches


Openworked watches are a visual gateway to the innermost workings of horology. Likened by many as some of the most beautiful, interesting and intriguing types of watches, openworked timepieces can also go by the moniker of being called skeletonised or having inverted dials. Whatever you want to call this micro-wonders, there is no doubt that a well executed openworked watch is a literal masterpiece. We've trawled the internet for 11 of the best openworked watches we could find that you can buy, including pieces from Breguet, Franck Muller, Girard-Perregaux and Vacheron Constantin. Enjoy!



Breguet 7077BR Tradition Chronograph

Breguet is arguably one of the kings of openworked watchmaking, with the 7077BR Tradition Chronograph reigning supreme as one of its most desirable watches.



Hublot Classic Fusion Tourbillon Orlinski

A traditional complication encased in one of the most contemporary packages complete with a stunning geometrical pattern. What's not to like?



Franck Muller V 45 T Gravity CS Yachting 5N.BL

Franck Muller's place here is more than deserving, especially so with the V 45 T Gravity CS Yachting 5N.BL and its enormous tourbillon.



Girard-Perregaux Laureato Skeleton

One of those watches that you have to see and handle to fully appreciate. High up on my wish list.



Vacheron Constantin Metiers D'Art Hanami

Simple, beautiful and exquisitely finished. Not a full openworked watch, but one I felt was definitely deserving of its inclusion.



Girard Perregaux Neo Bridges

A beautiful balance of tradition and modernity make the Neo Bridges and its semi-openworking a definitive winner.



Hublot Big Bang Integral Chronograph

Easy enough to hate on, but damn does the Hublot Big Bang Integral Chronograph hit all the right notes.



Ulysse Nardin Executive Skeleton Tourbillon

Extreme openworking is at hand here with Ulysse Nardin's Executive Skeleton Tourbillon.



Hublot Classic Fusion Aerofusion Moonphase

Complication for complication's sake is fine with me, especially when it looks as good as the Hublot Classic Fusion Aerofusion Moonphase.



Girard Perregaux Black DLC Vintage 1945 XXL

Avantgarde and completely out of the ordinary. Two of the many things I love about Girard Perregaux's Black DLC Vintage 1945 XXL.



Bell & Ross BR-X1 Military Khaki Titanium

Bell & Ross' distinct style is completely on show here with the skeletonised BR-X1 Military Khaki. This particular piece is clad in titanium and is a limited edition model.



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