Eterna Skeleton 1856 Special Edition Watch

Celebrating its 160th anniversary and paying tribute to its tradition and iconic watch models, Eterna presents the skeleton special edition watch.

The case, classic in its round form, features extremely clean and balanced proportions, with delicately convex sides and is endowed with subtly cambered two-step lugs, creating an especially elegant profile. The sapphire crystal is set in a light metal return which emphasizes the curved gentleness of the watch face. The winder is notched and decorated appropriately with the five-ball motif of the Eterna logo, a reminder of the self-winding movement rotor balls invented by the company. The polished steel finish of the set perfectly complements the proportions of the case.

The dial provides a particular flavor to this exceptional timepiece. The movement stretches out over the entire surface: the parts of the mechanism are arranged with extreme finesse in a seemingly complex system. The winding mechanism, barrel, mechanisms, Swiss escapement, pendulum or regulator become a riddle and read like an abstract and radiant composition. The watchmaker is an artist playing with cut-outs and notched or perforated forms; he adds a chromatic tone to this miniature musical score by contrasting the anthracite treatment (NAC), gold and silver-plated metal of machined parts and the rubies.

A light and narrow bright bezel around the edge of the dial accompanies the hour markers. Two versions are available: one with twelve numbers in black matte, the other with simple metal points. Finally, the dauphine hands, a form repeated often at Eterna as a signature of the company, accentuate the set. Taking up nearly the entire area of the case, they play a role in animating the graphic shapes of the mechanism, while the delicate curvature of the seconds hand softens the contrast effect.

In respect of the Janus Principle, the movement is visible from the back of the case, adorned with a sapphire crystal which lets you experience the beating of the mechanism and admire the arrangement of the forms and materials.

The bracelet adds a particularly sophisticated tone to this remarkable timepiece. Initially used for furniture elements by artisanal craftsmen, woven leather has been transposed into a bracelet, in the tradition of Italian tanners. Available in dark brown, black or light brown, it perfectly complements the materials and colours of the watch. Each colour version of the bracelet will be produced in a limited edition collection of 160 pieces.

Developed by Eterna, the 3902M movement is a manual winding model; this provides for relatively small thickness of the case and considerably contributes to the volume balance of the watch [42 mm diameter and 10.5 mm thickness]. It boasts a high power reserve of 65 hours.

The movement is derived from the famous Calibre 39, one of the greatest recent innovations of the company. No less than 88 different movement versions can be developed on the basis of this singular and specific design.

The basic calibre, in its most simple version with manual winding and fitted with minute and second hands, owes its remarkable versatility to a unique modular concept. Additional components and subassemblies can be integrated easily and efficiently. In addition to its unequalled versatility, the enormous potential of the movement lies in its standardized production and optimized assembly which guarantees the superb quality of the movement.

Technical details

Calibre Maison Eterna 3902 M, power reserve 65h, 28’800 A/h, 20 jewels

Hour, minute, second

Polished stainless steel, case back with screws down, sapphire crystal opening
Scratch-resistant, anti-reflective sapphire crystal
Dimensions: ∅ 42.00 mm/10.30 mm

Oplain with black Arabic numbers

Black calf braided leather, pin buckle

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