Garrick & Co Hand Made Piece: Skeleton X
The Skeleton S3X features an openworked dial revealing a myriad of components usually hidden from view. Moreover, the new movement, the UT-GO4 calibre, encompasses chatons and peerless finishing, including time-consuming black polishing.
Consistent with previous models, the S3 features Garrick’s Maritime hour and minute hands, crafted in-house and colored Rose. The hour track incorporates Roman numerals and, once again, is made in-house and colored. A small seconds display and power-reserve indicator complete the inventory of functions. As per the S1, clients can select a discreet nameplate or choose to eschew dialside branding.
The balance is positioned front of house, in the lower portion of the dial. A prominent bridge spans the balance wheel and is enriched with straight graining and black polishing. The movement is endowed with a Trinity free-sprung balance made of Sircumet, a non-magnetic alloy exclusive to Garrick. A free-sprung balance enhances isochronism and mitigates positional influence on the rate, surpassing the ubiquitous index-adjusted balance. The timing screws affixed to the balance wheel are set in-board, reducing air turbulence and, by default, augmenting precision.
The gears and a plethora of other components are made in-house using traditional watchmaking machines such as jig borers and lathes. Numerous grey-toned parts are, once again, made of Sircumet and subject to black polishing. This latter type of finish necessitates polishing parts on a tin plate in conjunction with diamantine paste, flattening the surface and delivering a brilliant, mirror-like appearance. The rhodium-plated movement is hand-frosted and features chatons, while the case is offered in black Diamond Like Carbon exclusively through Titan Black.
This watch comes complete with a 24 month Titan Black Warranty.