Spinnaker Watches have just launched a small batch of the Croft Mid-Size Skeleton Automatic Limited Edition, following the success of their first generation of watches. This new timepiece cleverly combines fine watchmaking with nautically sound engineering to create something altogether rather different and innovative with all the timepiece’s movement on display.
With its sturdy seaworthy housing, the Croft Mid-Size Skeleton Automatic offers a familiar dive watch silhouette with character and style, from the careful choice of cutting edge materials such as sapphire crystals, to the precise skill in fabrication, carving and assembly of this compact new watch.
The Croft Mid-Size Skeleton Automatic is strong, reliable and beautiful, representing the best of what a watch can and should be and is very easy and comfortable to wear.
It is housed in a 40mm diameter and 14.6mm thick stainless steel case which has a scratch resistant sapphire lens with anti-reflective coating and is water resistant to 15 ATM. It has a screw lock crown and unidirectional bezel with forged carbon on a stainless steel plate. The multi-layered dial has applied indexes with Swiss Super-LumiNova and the 20mm wide stainless steel solid bracelet has a fold over buckle with safety lock and push button to keep it firmly on your wrist.
The watch is powered by a precise and reliable NH70 Seiko built TMI skeletonised self-winding automatic movement. Its intricate jigsaw of visible mechanics showcases the skill and care taken in hand building each one of these limited edition watches.
Each timepiece is individually numbered and part of a limited edition of just 600 pieces and is available to buy at Spinnaker-watches.co.uk from this month, priced from between £400 to £425.
Simon Burrell is Editor of Our Man On The Ground, a member of The British Guild of Travel Writers and professional photographer.
Photographs courtesy of Spinnaker Watches