Jochen Benzinger Full Skeleton Black

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Hand engraved and skeletonized
• Watch diameter (mm): 42.0
• Watch height (mm): 10.7
• Lug width (mm): 22
• Lug to lug (mm): 51
• Case back: Transparent
• Case metal: Stainless steel
• Dial color: Skeleton
• Front crystal: Sapphire
• Movement: Manual mechanical
• Strap or bracelet: Strap
• Manufacturer's limited warranty: 2 years
• Warranty service: RGM or Benzinger

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Jochen Benzinger Full Skeleton Black
Jochen Benzinger Full Skeleton Black

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Jochen Benzinger Full Skeleton Black
Jochen Benzinger Full Skeleton Black
Jochen Benzinger Full Skeleton Black
Jochen Benzinger Full Skeleton Black
Product Details

We love the Jochen Benzinger Full Skeleton Black.

Jochen calls this watch his "Black and Silver Skeleton" and it is indeed quite unique among his hand-made skeleton watches.

As with all Jochen Benzinger watches, hand workmanship is the key.  Using hand tools and machines, many of which are more than 100 years old, Jochen first sketches his design on pencil and paper.

And then the hard work begins.

To create the Jochen Benzinger Full Skeleton Black, Jochen plays with the high contrast between black and silver to design the individual elements of the movement.  The flamed blued screws are treated with PVD/DLC so as to match the overall design of this watch - something we have seen on no other mechanical watch.

The colors used in this watch are amazing - a blend of silver and matte black on both sides of the watch. Because this watch has no dial it is possible to see the entire movement in action and once you realize the machines that Jochen uses in his workshops to create these masterpieces you'll soon realize why there is only one Benzinger (click here to learn more about these machines and the manufacturing process).

To say the watch has engraved parts is understating the work involved. The entire movement must be completely disassembled with each movement part hand engraved and polished, many using elaborate designs. This watch like all of Jochen's watches is one watch that you will want to turn over to show what a true artist can accomplish.

The case features a smooth tapered bezel and onion crown. The case itself has been bead blasted to a matte and polished finish.

This watch is manually winding with a power reserve of 44 hours, and features a large sub seconds hand at 6. Sapphire crystals on both sides with screwed balance. The presentation box is elaborate, and naturally features engraved plates describing and naming the watch.

This watch ships with a black Benzinger calf leather strap and signed and engraved Benzinger deployant buckle.

How Can I Purchase This Watch?

This watch is available by special order as it is hand made.

If you would like to own this watch, please follow the link below to learn about the reservations process.  Watches will be delivered in the exact order in which we receive your reservation.

To make a reservation and to learn more about delivery estimates please click here.

Watch specifications are provided by the respective watch manufacturer and/or other sources. Although we use best efforts to provide accurate information, we reserve the right to make corrections when advised of specification changes and/or content errors.

The Rose Engine

The rose engine is a type of geometric lathe, many of which date back more than 100 years.

Operated entirely by hand, each cut must be precisely made or the entire watch component is ruined and must be started again.

There are very few craftsmen in the world who are trained as experts in the operations of rose engines, engine turning and hand guilloche, and these techniques are employed in all Jochen Benzinger watches.

Rose Engine

The Graver

This hand tool is the same as employed by the 16th century German painter and engraver Albrecht Durer.

Jochen Benzinger uses these graver tools to cut and decorate movement parts.

Watch Graver

Skeleton Saw

A skeleton saw (or "fine fretsaw") is usually associated with work done by master goldsmiths, but Jochen Benzinger use this tool to create the skeletonizing of the bridges.

Watch Skeletonizating