You may not of heard of it, but the family-owned Aerowatch company based in Switzerland’s Jura region, has been creating watches for over a century, recently foscusing with some success on skeletonised pieces in a “Grandes Squelettes” series.
The “Renaissance Black Tornado” model manages to combine this ancient art of sculpting away everything that’s unnecessary with a look that’s contemporary rather than over-decorated and fiddly.
Thus the movement is revealed in all its glory, here framed by a 45mm PVD-coated, 45-millimeter stainless steel case.
The Unitas workings can be seen from both sides through the sapphire-crystal glass and display back. You can observe the mainspring being tensioned – yes, it’s manual wind – as well as the rotation of the interacting train wheels, while details such as hand-chamfered bridges can be appreciated.
The hands and hour markers on the dial side are orange, endowing the “all-black” timepiece with a smart touch and improving legibility. A leather strap with orange topstitching picks up on the theme.
A quick Google will tell you where you might pick on up here in Australia.