What Are Skeleton Watches?


Skeleton watches are watches with exposed movements where you can see the gears and the internal workings of the watch. The internal mechanism of the watch is visible through the front where there is no dial, through the case-back, or just a small opening on the dial.

They are an intriguing style of mainly mechanical watch movements- both manual and automatic, and some of the most beautiful mechanisms. They can also be quartz, powered by a battery but the most beautiful are manual and automatic mechanical timepieces because of the intricate assembly of gears and moving parts involved. The see-through style offers a glimpse into the fascinating workings and interaction of the inner parts of a watch.

Skeleton dials were once exclusively found in high end men’s watches. This is no longer the case. As the popularity of women’s automatic and mechanical watches grows, women’s skeleton watches that expose the beautiful internal mechanisms are some of the hottest styles.  It is all about dials that are a work of art, made to showcase a brand’s expertise and beautify the wearer’s wrist while attracting all the attention. Because these designs are too bold and interesting to go unnoticed.

Skeleton watches are beautiful, sophisticated and unique. If you want a bold, masculine style watch, this style will appeal to you. They are more than just time tellers. The beautiful visible mechanisms make them head turning pieces of wearable art.

Best Skeleton Watch Brands for Ladies

Whether you want an affordable automatic skeleton timepiece or want the exclusivity offered by luxury mechanical timepieces, you will find styles you will love. There are affordable and stylish skeleton watches for women by Bulova, Invicta, Stuhrling, Kenneth Cole and Fossil watches, as well as high-end Swiss made skeleton timepieces by Oris, Raymond Weil, Frederique Constant among others.

High end luxury and designer watch brands like Chanel, Cartier, Audemars Piguet, Piaget, Roger Duis have unveiled ladies skeleton watches recently.