Watch Of The Day: Franck Muller Gravity SkeletonWritten by Joshua Yap
Read all about the Franck Muller Gravity Skeleton.
There are watches that ramp up their appeal by adopting a “more is more” approach, but the Gravity Skeleton chose the opposite route by exploring how much it can take out. After all, skeletonisation is considered by many as a complication in and of itself. By that merit, this manual-winding timepiece has arguably set a new benchmark for openworked tickers as its in-house calibre, with a five-day power reserve, leaves little to the imagination. Another highlight is the elliptical-shaped tourbillion bridge that enhances the three-dimensional feel of the watch.
Though he wasn’t inducted into the world of watch journalism by choice, Joshua was hooked by mechanical horological wonders in no time. Although he personally favours modestly sized, no-nonsense timepieces, he sometimes misses the outrageous mind-bogglers of the pre-Credit Crunch years. As he dreams of owning a modern haute horlogerie watch one day, he’s currently content scouring the Internet for vintage value buys.