But this RL Automotive Skeleton model is a beauty even though it costs around £23000.
With a rich Amboyna burl wood bezel and overall black colored background and super clarity, you would be forgiven in thinking this description could never apply to a skeleton watch and normally you would be right. However RL have managed the impossible here and produced just that – a skeleton watch that you can read- easily!
Amboyna burl wood by the way (I know I’d never heard of it either) is apparently what was/is sometimes used in luxury motors. The inspiration for this model is the famous 1938 Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic Coupe.
The Hands are black oxidised plus infill Super-luminova, steel and brass inner elements, shot blasted stainless steel case and a specially worked RL1967 movement (their first skeleton) says quality from top to bottom.
Seems to me they’ll have to sell a few of these seeing as RL as of February this year had seen a slump in trading performance and disappointing forecasts. Of course these things are relative and not being a high flier myself, I’m sure a few tweaks here and there, some sell offs etc. they’ll bounce back. (if only business was that easy!).
However IF you can afford one of these babies, then I doubt you would lose sleep on your investment as it is a great watch and I understand they intend producing 6 new models based on Old classic cars for 2015. This is the first model in the series and I can’t wait for the others, ‘cos they’re going to be darned good to beat this one!
Maybe if I win the lottery I might just be tempted.
Note – Yes I know this is hardly the affordable watch I tend to feature, but Hey I can dream . . .