ALTANUS celebrates 100 years with Sculpture

ALTANUS Sculpture

ALTANUS Sculpture

Let me confess, I’m not a big fan of skeleton watches… Don’t get me wrong, I love looking at the mechanism of a timepiece, but when it comes to the dial, I favour simplicity and readability and I prefer admiring the calibre trough a transparent back.

Mea culpa, mea culpa, mea maxima culpa!

Now that I’m absolved of this sin, the Altanus Sculpture is an exception. The watch is not easy to read, but I like it. This is not a regular timepiece — as its name says it — it’s a sculpture, a work of art, a monument to commemorate 100 years of existence.

The mechanical hand-wound Altanus EB1016 skeleton calibre has no decoration, no engraving what so ever, just clean lines that let their wearer enjoy the inner working of the mechanism.

The Altanus Sculpture watch comes in three versions: steel, steel with pink gold PVD
treatment, or steel with anthracite PVD treatment.

Technical specifications

Mechanical hand-winding, Altanus EB1016 skeleton calibre, Incabloc, 17 jewels, steel, pink gold or anthracite colour.

Hours, minutes, seconds

316L stainless steel, with or without pink gold or anthracite PVD treatment, satin finish, 43 mm
Sapphire crystal front and back
Water-resistant to 50 metres (5 bar / 165 ft)

No dial
Baton hands
Small seconds at 6 o’clock

Louisiana alligator with large scales, hand-stitched, steel covered buckle with or without PVD treatment

Three versions Limited to 100 pieces each.

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As a graphic designer, I'm fascinated by the crossroads between technology and aesthetics. Horology is one of these crafts, where art and engineering come together to produce mechanical wonders that grace the eye. WatchPaper was born from the desire to create an online tool where I can share my passion for watches.