Friday, November 23, 2012
Sekonda in surprise Skeleton Tourbillon turn around
Sekonda, one of Britain’s bestselling watch brands has taken the unusual step of creating its first luxury watch, a skeleton tourbillon carrying a price tag of more than £1,000.
The push into the high-end watch market is a surprising move from the brand better associated with colourful, low cost crystal-set watches that sell on the high street for less than £100.
Only a small number of the watches have been made and the timepieces will only be sold through Marcus Watches on London’s Bond Street and online at Findwatches.co.uk.
The new luxury timepiece from Sekonda is fitted with a 19-jewel hand-wound movement with a tourbillon complication, the calibre HS 2233, and has a retail price of £1,295. The watch is accurate to -10 / + 30 seconds per day, has a 40-hour power reserve and has a frequency of 28,800 vph.
The novelty is presented in a 48.5 mm case and a thickness of 11 mm. With its octagonal case the new watch is somewhat similar to the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak.
The timepiece has a three-piece stainless steel case that has been fitted with a high-density dust-proof silicon strap and the hands of the watch have been diamond cut and coated with superluminova. The Sekonda Tourbillon features a mineral caseback and has no dial so that the movement can also be observed through the sapphire glass face.