Skull 48.8 mm

A poignant reminder to make the most of life!

A new model has now been added to the collection: The Skull 48.8. The case has been slimmed down from 51 mm to 48.8 mm, perfect for more slender wrists. The skull is patinated, a finish designed to enhance it as it ages. The patina grows with every passing second measured by the HYT device. More specifically, measured by the capillary, which hugs the outline of the skull – a feat of glass engineering.

A watch adorned with a skull. One might think this just another passing trend. But this would be to forget that the watchmakers who created the first portable timepieces, in the sixteenth century, at the height of the artistic genre of "memento mori", immediately recognised the significance of the symbol. Make the most of your time, friends, for life is short.

The case for the first version of the Skull 48.8 is made from 5N pink gold. The hours are indicated on the outer bezel. The external dial boasts a magnificent grained effect thanks to its microblasted treatment. The strap is made from matte black alligator. The second version of the Skull 48.8, made from pink gold (5N) and black DLC titanium, features an external dial treated with an anthracite grey galvanised coating. The cognac-coloured patinated leather strap, with a rubber core, comes with a matching cuff.

Case :

  • Pink gold (5N) and black DLC titanium
  • Diameter: 48.8 mm
  • Height: 17.9 mm
  • Pink gold (5N) hour bezel
  • Black rubber sheathed screw-in black DLC titanium crown
  • Black DLC titanium crown guard
  • Pink gold (5N) screwed offset lugs
  • Black DLC titanium dome
  • Domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on the dial side
  • Screw-on case back, sapphire crystal
  • Water-resistant up to 100 metres

Functions :

  • Black fluidic hours
  • Seconds, power reserve

Movement :

Mechanical with manual winding, exclusive HYT calibre

  • 28,800 Vph, 4 Hz, 35 jewels
  • Bridges hand-bevelled and adorned with Côtes de Genève, rhodium-plated bellows
  • 65-hour power reserve

Exclusive patented micro-fluidic module:

  • Two multi-layer metal bellows
  • Capillary tube in medical grade glass, with interior nano-coating
  • Two immiscible liquids; one transparent and the other coloured with a highly resistant dye
  • Thermal compensator with dedicated bellows containing a special liquid
  • Ceramic fluid restrictors

Interface:

  • Transmission between movement and fluidic module by conversion of rotation into linear movement using a cam-follower system
  • Isostatic connection of the fluidic system guaranteed by a trident

Dial :

  • Anthracite grey galvanised coating with microblasted finishes
  • Patinated skull
  • Seconds indicator (left eye)
  • Power reserve indicator (right eye)

Strap :

Cognac-coloured patinated leather with black stitching, rubber core, removable cuff, black DLC titanium ardillon buckle


Ref.

S48-DG-57-NF-LM, limited edition of 50 pieces

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