Ever since the first group of experts in 1901, HEBE Watch has continually combined the different skills of its members to create timepieces always more elaborate and exceptional than the last. Today as dandyism comes back on the front scene, the experts have chosen to join their skills one more time to revisit one of the most legendary pieces of the Haute Horlogerie, essential to the skeleton wristwatch.
At Baselworld 2012, HEBE Watch launched the ‘Arrows of Time’ skeleton watch collection. No less than four domains of expertise have been employed to achieve this creation.
An expert watchmaker has directed the refining and the baring of this hand-winding mechanical calibre Unitas 6498 that beats in the heart of this watch. An enlightened designer has brought to this skeleton a contemporary vision of time and transparency while valorizing the ancestral codes of Swiss mechanical horology. Through the comfortable opening of the watch’s 43mm case, the watch enthusiasts can appreciate the black treatment gently applied to the skeletonized plate and bridges, the workings of the movement highlighted by a golden finish, and the volute shaped cut such as the spring setting lever, looking like a posing dancer.
A renowned sculptor, who has cut with an open work design, vented and engraved one to one the different parts of the movement to make it lighter, almost in weightlessness, floating between two sapphire glasses confining it for posterity. Finally, a saddler, an expert in leather, came to perfect the model by adding to it a genuine alligator leather strap with a matt finish, especially chosen for its comfort and quality.