A dynamic model which characterises the aviation-inspired styling codes of this rising independent watchmaking company, with its striking black and gold colour combination, the C-47 Skeleton Dark Spirit Edition by Tockr is a piece with a brooding personality and eye catching presence.
A watch which exhibits superb and unique design touches, it also has a complex character, defined by its skeletonised Swiss mechanical movement, which is showcased through an openworked dial to superb effect.
Right from the company’s founding in 2017, Tockr watches have been a notable addition to the watch industry. Renowned for their aviation and military inspired models, styled with creative flair and featuring avant-garde nuances, each piece in the Tockr watch collection is powered by a high-quality, precision movement, manufactured in Switzerland to the exacting criteria demanded of Swiss watchmaking standards. Paying tribute to the C-47 Radial Engine collection which debuted the company onto the watchmaking landscape, the C-47 Skeleton Dark Spirit is an exclusive and impressive edition, limited to just 10 pieces.
Measuring 42mm across, the C-47 Skeleton Dark Spirit is manufactured in 316L stainless steel, and its fluid cushion style profile has been enhanced with a stealthy coating of black PVD. The crown features grooved indents, which although entirely functional, also lend an eye-pleasing rugged aesthetic to its outline.
Beneath the sapphire crystal, the openworked dial consists of a black chapter ring at the periphery of the display, on which the hour and minute indications are executed in white with gold quarter markers. Immediately adjacent a circular band of gold coloured filets against a shaded background recalls the radial engine elements of the C-47 military transport aircraft. Providing excellent visibility even in poor light, the hour and minute hands have a central stripe of Super-LumiNova.
The centre of the dial is open, enabling a full view of the Swiss Technology Production STP 6-15 H6 automatic calibre within. Its fully skeletonised bridges reveal the exposed barrel spring as well as the intricate gearing assembly.
On the underside, the reverse perspective of the calibre is dominated by the oscillating weight which has been partially skeletonised and inscribed with the Tockr motif. Beating at a frequency of 4Hz (28’800 vib/h) the movement is good for 44 hours of power reserve when fully wound.
The Tockr C-47 Skeleton Dark Spirit Edition is a limited release of 10 numbered pieces, and is presented on a black hand stitched calfskin strap with a stainless steel pin buckle, as well as a spare silicon strap, which is included with every piece.