WOTY 2012: Mechanical – Gc Skeleton Heartbeat

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Earlier this year WatchPro unveiled its Watches of the Year 2012 – the 10 winning timepieces and 90 highly commended watches that we felt boasted commercial appeal, innovation and had wowed consumers and retailers alike over the past 12 months.

Now we are showcasing a watch a day that made the cut in 2012. Today is all about a fashion-forward timepiece from Gc that teams good looks with an ETA mechanical movement.

Highly Commended Mechanical Watch of the Year – Gc Skeleton Heartbeat X94103G1S

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The Heartbeat watch collection aims to give the wearer ultimate exposure of its movement and Gc’s 2012 Heartbeat edition certainly does the job.

This timepiece houses a decorated ETA 2801 mechanical movement, has a 42-hour power reserve and a balance spring that oscillates at 28,800 vibrations per hour.

The movement has been carefully suspended within the open case from the sides by crossbars below the numerals, giving the timepiece a look of delicacy.

This is also the first time that Gc has created a mechanical timepiece with a fully-set diamond bezel, making it an intelligent watch with plenty of style to boot. A great fashion-meets-mechanical crossover timepiece.
 

 

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