We first saw the Tank MC Skeleton at Watches and Wonders in Hong Kong in September last year, so the appearance of a new version was a little surprising. You might be expecting a new finishing style or perhaps a new material for the case – this being a skeleton, there is not a dial to ‘refresh’. Well, the Tank MC Two-Tone Skeleton will both meet and exceed your expectations.
In fact, this new watch introduces a new finishing style to the skeletonised plates and bridges of the otherwise familiar calibre 9611 MC – and what a finish it is! This being a skeletonised movement, there two predominant finishing touches, brushed for the flat surfaces and polished for the angles. The brushed surfaces appear to have the grey finish typical of ruthenium, while the hand-chamfered angles are coated in pink gold. The end result, as you see it here in what is now the calibre 9619 MC, is creative elegance personified.
While the Tank MC Two-Tone Skeleton is not a limited edition, it takes a gentleman of refined mores to appreciate the unusual beauty of the 34x43mm Two-Tone’s looks. The watch is only available in 18K pink gold (price on application), to better match the movement finish no doubt.