Surely you know about mechanical watches, but do you know what a skeleton watch is? In this article dedicated to the skeleton watch, we will see the history of this watch and its characteristics.
The skeleton watch, what is it?
The skeleton watch, its history
The open heart watch: the compromise between skeleton watch and classic watch
The skeleton watch is aautomatic mechanical watch for men or women like no other. Indeed, theskeleton watch is a mechanical watch with a very specific appearance. The term "skeleton" refers to the aesthetics of the watch: the case reveals the entire mechanism of the watch, or a part.
Why the definition "skeleton"? Quite simply because, like the human skeleton, the visible mechanism is the skeleton of the watch. It is this mechanism that allows the watch to function for many years.
The skeleton watch was invented in the 18th century by Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais, a recognized French watchmaker of his time. (See our article on the history of French watchmaking) Unfortunately for the latter, quartz watches were all the rage at that time because of their precision and their reduced production costs. The success was therefore not at the rendezvous.
It was only 200 years later that the skeleton watch was fully appreciated, when Swiss watchmakers decided to adopt this very special know-how. This is also how the automatic watches have slowly but surely regained ground against the quartz watches.
If the skeleton watch is very popular, many variations have emerged since. The open heart watch has recently entered the watchmaking scene, and constitutes a particular genre of the skeleton watch. It was invented by Frédérique Constant in 1994 under the name "Heart Beat". The objective was to resume the aesthetics of tourbillon watches, for a reduced price.
Since 2014, Charlie Paris has set itself the task of creating sober and remarkable watches at the right price. We keep improving ourselves and exploring new horizons. For a few years now, we have launched our Initial 36 Open Heart automatic watch for women, and more recently our Initial Open Heart automatic watch for men.
At Charlie Paris, our mission is to offer you watches that are both sober and remarkable, with excellent value for money and aresponsible manufacturing. We offer French watches formenand forwomenwith quartz or automatic movements.
Our Initial open heart automatic watches are designed, designed and assembled in France with high quality components. The open heart watch is available for men and women, with different dial colors and you can also play with our interchangeable bracelets to further personalize your watch.