December 21, 2015

For most people, luxury timepieces are items that, without saving for probably your entire lifetime, would be unattainable. But the whole reason they’re pegged with such high five to six-digit prices is because of the materials used and the effort in putting together such a timepiece. But if you’ve always wanted to own an open-worked watch without having to wait till you’re scraping your retirement funds, then you should look to specialty mechanical watchmaker, Arbutus. They’ve recently expanded their highly popular range of skeleton watches with a new ladies collection, which features an open dial view of the inner mechanisms in the middle of a shimmery mother-of-pearl ring dial that’s adorned with Swarovski crystals, perfect if you’re going after something to suit your glam rock demeanor. The watch gives you an insight into the minitature universe of interfacing wheels and rotors, making it a piece of art in its own right. The ion-plated, original stainless steel and rose gold indices and hands dance encircle the open dial, completing the overall look of this skeleton watch. The watch is then finished with a croc-embossed leather strap, which is available in cream, charcoal black, wine red and violet.

Arbutus Clasic Ladies Skeleton AR908 Series, $422.70-$444.10. Available at leading department stores (TANGS at TANGS Plaza, TANGS VivoCity, Robinsons The Heeren, OG Orchard Point, Mohd Mustafa & Samsuddin at Serangoon Plaza) and authorised watch retailers.