Skeleton watches are wildly popular, and why not? Who isn’t curious about the machinations of time?
For the temporally obsessed, Manufacture Royale has introduced a new watch that allows an even better view. The Swiss watchmaker’s ADN’s design lets its wearer see its movement in action from all angles.
Manufacture Royale’s new vision blows traditional skeleton watches out of the water, boasting a see-through 46mm case and a partially skeletonized dial. The movement’s inner workings are made visible, along with other mechanics, and the meticulous build’s exposed screws.
A traveler in a different timezone can easily find the local time at 12 o’clock while also checking the home time via the subdial at the 4 o’clock. But the eye is drawn most forcefully to the striking one-minute flying tourbillon set at 7 o’clock.
The ADN features a water resistance of 98 feet, and utilizes the Caliber MR09 with a silicon escapement wheel and pallet set on ceramic ball bearings. The manually wound movement beats at 3Hz, and is coupled with 80 hours of power reserve.
Only 28 examples of Manufacture Royale’s ADN will be available. The watch model starts at $86,052 for stainless steel, with forged carbon and rose gold options also available at $93,056 and $111,067, respectively.