At Baselworld this year Chronoswiss unveiled the Timemaster Chronograph Skeleton, a stylish new sports watch for all occasions.
The Timemaster Chronograph Skeleton
The Timemaster Chronograph is not a new watch per se for Chronoswiss but this is the first time it has been offered with a skeletonized dial, and not surprisingly it really changes the whole look and feel of the piece.
There are two versions available, one with a black dial finish and the other with matte grey, both of which are presented in a 44mm stainless steel case. Personally I prefer the black dial as it gives the watch a sleeker, more stylish look, whereas the grey is a bit more sporty and casual.
The lay-out of the dial is very clean and easy to read, although it can seem a bit overwhelming at first due to the number of sub-dials. Further inspection however shows that it is very intuitive, with the use of contrasting colors ensuring all indications stand out clearly against the backdrop of the movement beneath.
The Timemaster Chronograph Skeleton offers full chronograph functionality, with a 30-minute counter at 12 o’clock, a 12-hour counter at 6 o’clock and a central seconds hand. Hours and minutes are indicated on the main dial, while the small seconds are shown on a sub-dial at 9 o’clock, offset nicely by the date shown on the opposite sub-dial at 3 o’clock.
Surrounding the skeletonized dial is a polished, black-DLC coated bezel, which just adds that little something extra needed to really make the watch pop on the wrist. On the right hand side you have the two chronograph pushers and of course Chronoswiss’ distinctive onion-shaped crown.
Animating the Timemaster Chronograph Skeleton is the Swiss automatic caliber C. 741 S, the inner workings of which are on display on the dial side. The movement offers a power reserve of 46 hours and has a skeletonized rotor with côtes de Genève decoration.
Overall both models are very attractive (and comfortable) on the wrist although as I mentioned earlier my preference is for the black dial version.
For more information please visit the official Chronoswiss website.
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