The best selling watch brand in the UK for the past 20 years has finally entered the high-end watch market, by launching a pretty cool Sekonda Skeleton Tourbillon Watch. This Limited Edition is the big step forward for Sekonda, in both terms of technology and design. Combining a modern sporty look with elegance, this striking watch reveals each segment of a great inner-work through both sides of the case. Besides, it is available for £1295 which is the amazing price for a watch with a tourbillon mechanism.
Although I must admit that I am a little bit conservative when it comes to new brands in the haute horology, this watch is a nice surprise that I would love to see on my wrist. As the matter of fact, its shape, proportions, finishes, as well as its contrasts, all look amazing. With its oxagonal, three-piece case, Sekonda Skeleton Tourbillon Watch reminds of the famous shape of Audemar Piguet’s Royal Oaks, especially when comparing their satin-brushed surfaces and polished edges. Off course, with the diameter of 48.5mm, the Sekonda’s watch is significantly more robust. Still, it is just 11mm thick, so that it nicely fits a man’s wrist.
Instead of eight hexagonal screws that are another signature of Royal Oakwatches, Sekonda’s newest model features four screws, matching the color of a crown and oversized 3, 6 and 9 hour markers. These markers maybe did not need to be so large, but it is not a big problem.
Speaking about readability, diamond cut hands with Swiss Super luminous coating do a pretty good job. A high density dust proof silicon strap with the UV protection looks nice and modern, also reminding me on an AP’s model, this time on a Royal Oak Offshore.
Inside the case, there is a Calibre HS 2233 Skeleton hand-winding Tourbillon mechanism. From the dial side, it is revealed through a sapphire crystal glass, while a mineral crystal glass opens a clear view on this high-quality movement, on the back-side of the watch. A tourbillon cage is located at the 12 o’clock position, displaying small seconds on its frame. Comprising 19 jewels, the mechanism oscillates at the frequency of 28’800 vibrations per hour and provides 40 hours of power-reserve.
Sekunda has several interesting and creative watch collections (the ladies’ SEKSY Collection and the pocket watch collection are particularly interesting), but this is something completely different. Sekunda Skeleton Tourbillon timepiece is available only in the renowned Marcus Watches, in Bond Street, London. You can also purchase it online at http://www.findwatches.co.uk/en/skeletontourbillon-p-2990.html.