The Ellicott Royal Skeleton

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A Watch Fit for a King But Suited for the Modern Gentleman

Ellicott Royal Skeleton

John Ellicott was elected Fellow of the Royal Society on October 26th, 1783. His skills in the art of watch making made English history. John Ellicott is credited with the creation of the compensated pendulum as well as a pocket watch with a stop second system. His watch design powers the clock at the London Hospital. However, his most prestigious accolade came when he was appointed to His Majesty George III. An honor that simply stated his timepieces were fit for a king.

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Ellicott SA, a Swiss watch manufacturer, is honoring Ellicott’s admission into the prestigious Royal Society. This year marks the 275th anniversary of his induction. To celebrate this milestone Ellicott SA introduces an innovative yet timeless creation, the Ellicott Royal Skeleton.

The true intricacy of the wheels, springs, and bridges that so effortlessly power these inspiring timepieces can be seen through the transparent face.  This contemporary elegance however, does not take away from the timeless appeal and prestige present in all Ellicott watches. The Ellicott RS retained the craftsmanship and purity of the classic RS model while introducing features that give it a contemporary appeal; combining the decadence of a king with the sophistication of the modern gentleman.

The contemporary RS developed from a unique design and presented an incredible challenge. Its movement stems from a Caliber E. RSK. 130 and the Skeleton mechanical hand wound movement. Its weight is a perfect 16.60 gr while its diameter is 34.50mm with 5.86 mm of thickness. The RS maintains 149 components with a stunning 21 jewels. The power reserve is an impressive 48 hours with a 28’800 alt/H (4Hz) frequency. The Ellicott RS also encases a flat spring.

The Ellicott Royal Skeleton is encased in 18K 5N gold with sapphire crystal. It is water resistance up to a convenient 50 meters. The case maintains a diameter of 42.00 mm with a thickness of 11.00 mm. The RS is held together by a luxurious alligator strap with an 18K 5N gold strap.

The Ellicott RS has maintained its timeless appeal while allowing the intricacy of this profound timepiece to be observed through its modern crystal face. The 18 karat gold face accompanied by the alligator skin strap adds prestige to its refined contemporary look.   Simply put, the Ellicott Royal Skeleton encompasses pure decadence combined with a contemporary appeal making it fit for a king but suited for the modern gentleman.


Technical Features ROYAL SKELETON watch


Movement: Caliber E.RSK.130
Skeleton mechanical hand wound movement
Weight: 16.50 gr
Diameter: 34.50 mm
Thickness: 5.86 mm
Number of components: 149
Number of jewels: 21
Power reserve: 48 hours
Balance: With screw
Frequency: 28’800 alt/H (4Hz)
Spring: Flat
Case: Gold 18K 5N with sapphire crystal
Back with sapphire crystal
Water-resistant: 50 meters
Diameter: 42.00mm
Thickness: 11.00mm
Between horns: 20.00mm
Strap: Alligator
Buckle: Gold 18K 5N