Simply stunning… is the only way to describe this timepiece. Benzinger’s Full Skeleton Floral Black is dramatic and sophisticated.
The true appeal of the Full Skeleton collection is the absence of a dial thus allowing the movement to take centre stage. A generous sapphire crystal case front and exhibition case back facilitate light flow through the movement providing glimpses to the inner workings of the watch. The classic floral engraving and skeletonising technique, skillfully applied to the manual calibre, ad flourish and charm. A sleek black PDV coating, applied to all parts of the movement, further enhances the light play on the interconnecting parts to create a captivating spectacle when the timepiece is in motion. You will not only enjoy wearing this watch you will enjoy watching it being worn.
Because each Benzinger timepiece is made as a unikat (one off), Jochen offers the opportunity to design and customise certain aspects of the movement and overall ennobling style to create a very special & personal piece. As such, a Benzinger timepiece is more than a watch, it is a work of art to be enjoyed and admired for an eternity
Coated with black PVD
Engraved by hand
ETA-6497-manual winding movement
Engraved by hand
Skeletonized by hand
Steel hands in leaf shape
Steel hands in Breguet-style
Hand-sewed alligator leather strap
Double folding clasp
Screwed-in strap lugs
High-grade steel case made in Pforzheim
Screwed-in smooth bezel
Diameter of 42 mm
Sapphire crystal on both sides
What is the art of Guilloche?
Guilloché (or guilloche) is a decorative technique whereby a very precise, intricate and repetitive pattern is mechanically engraved into an underlying material. It was developed between the 1600-1700s as part of the “royal craft” of art-reversing. From these princely beginnings, the watchmakers of the 18th and 19th century developed the beautiful Guilloche machines, with which, for example, Breguet cut its unique dials. At the beginning of the twentieth century, the court jeweller of the Russian Tsar, Fabergé, brought the art of Guilloche to its fullest perfection. He used the guilloche technique as a base for his famous enamel work, which culminated in the renowned Fabergé eggs. Today, thanks to the renaissance of mechanical clocks and watches, a limited number of high-quality manufacturers are still offering their products with hand-guilloched dials, which are still unmatched in their classic appearance. Jochen Benzinger is a master in this field.
What is the art of engraving?
Engraving is as old as mankind itself. People used cutting tools at all times to decorate jewellery and utensils. The engraving art in Europe in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries reached its climax when armour and weapons were artfully engraved. In the sixteenth century, Albrecht Dürer brought this work to a new heyday when, using the same tools as Jochen Benzinger uses in his studio today, he cut the copper-printing blocks for his famous prints. Nowadays there are very few specialists who know the techniques of this craft. Hand-engraving in horology is a highly valued attribute on any timepiece. Benzinger watches feature this finish with flourish and skill.
What is the art of skeletonising?
Skeletonising is a refinement method for giving a new, individual character to closed movements. Parts of the movement are removed by a goldsmith’s saw to reveal the direct view into and through the mechanical movement. The view of the movement is made possible by a sapphire crystal, exhibition case back in all models. The imbued creative energy of Jochen Benzinger is brought to the fore in his bespoke skeletonising creations. Each piece is skilfully crafted to highlight the beauty of the mechanical movement beating within – a pleasure to observe and a privilege to wear.