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All-New GrandeMetre Skeleton Titanium Wristwatch

Geometric Curves Interweave Mechanical Aesthetics

19.06.2018

All-New GrandeMetre Skeleton Titanium Wristwatch

In the previous Blue Planet® D198 model, GrandeMetre Collection used materials such as tiger’s eye and agate for making the dials, which featured the natural patterns and made the wristwatches distinctive from the rest. In 2018, DOXA proudly presents the D210 model. The skeleton dial, which comes with a titanium case, creates completely different effects while manifesting the unique style of contemporary mechanical watches.

For over a century, DOXA has been proactive in creating its timeless pieces. Be it the shape of the case, functions of the movement, or design of the dial, the designers never failed to come up with innovative surprises and fresh looks in the wristwatches. This year, DOXA again demonstrates its strengths in innovation and presents the brand new skeleton design of the GrandeMetre Collection.

Skeleton watches are always popular among watchlovers as they can show the sophistication of mechanical movements. When sketching the skeleton design, however, one must carefully focus on the layout. Apart from ensuring that the watches are robust and reliable, addressing visual aesthetic is another crucial point. In the brand new model, the skeleton wristwatch has tactfully applied geometric aesthetics to construct a contemporary style with curves. In particular, the stark contrast between black and rose gold has become a cool symbol of the GrandeMetre Collection.

Charisma of Black Geometry

In the D210 wristwatches, the skeleton dial frame and the automatic movement have seamlessly mingled with each other. From color scheme to composition, the designs of the wristwatches were carefully thought through. The black-plated main plate, with a tinge of mystery, has set a stylish tone for the watch. The skeletonized main plate, formed its base with circles and curves. Meanwhile, the two triangular-arched hollow bridges, placed at the 3 o’clock and 7 o’clock positions, were eye-catching features that shift the center of attention to the core of the movement.

Skeleton Window Gives Clear View of Mechanical Movement

By placing a concentric ring on the edge, the frame of the movement has secured a large central window that covers three core parts of the movement, the escapement, the timing gear set and the barrel, from the top to the bottom. The three components are connected to each other in order to drive the hands in showing the time. The meticulous layout gives a clear view on the entire operation process. In fact, seeing the rhythmic movement of the escapement is just like feeling the “heartbeats” of the wristwatch. If examined more carefully, one can even appreciate the status of the mainspring in the barrel. Even in the absence of a power reserve indicator, one can tell the power condition of the watch through the tension level of the mainspring. Moreover, as the movement was certified by the COSC, you can rest assured that it will stay accurate and precise. In fact, DOXA always places great importance on the finest details of the watch.

While the skeleton structure is a brilliant feature, time reading is of equal importance, if not more. The D210 model features a ring of bar-like hour markers on the edge of the dial and dauphine hands. The two features, both present in rose gold PVD, can be clearly visible on the black movement and report time in a clear and concise manner. In addition, parts of the hour and minute hands were also hollowed out to keep a consistent tone with the skeleton feature.

TitaniumStructure -Cool and Fashionable Style

On the one hand, D210 wristwatches exhibit the secret and beauty of skeleton timepieces; on the other, efforts were made on the design of the case, in which DOXA used titanium case for the first time in the GrandeMetre Collection. Titanium, well-known for being light and strong, corrosion resistant, and hypoallergenic, was used in the previous Trofeo Collection and has gained high level of appreciation.

The titanium case of the GrandeMetre skeleton watch, with a diameter of 41 mm, was electroplated in black. Besides matching with an 18-carat rose gold bezel, the watch also comes with black alligator straps. The black stainless steel deployment buckle features an 18-carat rose gold DOXA plaque. By turning over to the back, one can view the operation of the movement from the transparent window. Meanwhile, the automatic rotor was also treated with black electroplating. All these fine details have proven that DOXA has strived to show the best of every detail in its timepieces, thereby bringing excellence and perfection to the brand.

Being able to complement each other, the overall layout and color scheme of GrandeMetre Collection’s skeleton wristwatches have been outstanding. In particular, the skeleton design has demonstrated the most magnificent techniques and innovation. With the production limited to 399 pieces worldwide, this valuable timepiece is indeed the symbol of prestigious status.

Technical Specifications of GrandeMetre Collection

Movement Swiss Automatic Movement with COSC Certificate
Functions 3 Hands
Dial Black PVD Skeletonized Dial
Case 41mm, Titanium Case with 18K Rose Gold Bezel & Crown Set with Black Onyx
Glass Scratch Resistant Sapphire
Caseback Transparent
Bracelet Black Alligator Strap
Buckle Stainless Steel Buckle with 18K Rose Gold DOXA Name Tag
Water Resistance 5 ATM
Limited 399pcs

 

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Romeo F. Jenny,
CEO Montres DOXA SA, Bienne. 2009

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Romeo F. Jenny,
CEO Montres DOXA SA, Bienne. 2009

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