Islander Baiting Hollow Steel Skeleton Dive Watch #ISL-166
The Islander Baiting Hollow is our first skeleton watch design. Being watch enthusiasts ourselves, we know the bond between a person and their watch, and nothing evokes this stronger than a skeleton watch. It was designed such that nothing gets between you and seeing the living, beating movement powering the watch.
The ISL-166 is powered by the Seiko NH70A automatic movement, which handwinds and hacks. This is a skeletonized movement that allows you a glimpse into its inner workings. As you stare deeply at it, you will see the balance wheel oscillating back and forth, as well as the pallet fork engaging the escape wheel. The more you stare, the more you will see. We also made it an exhibition case back, so light will travel through the movement making it appear even more magical.
There is no dial! Instead, the branding and other information is printed on the underside of the scratch resistant, anti-reflective flat sapphire crystal. But a watch needs to be functional as well as beautiful.
The Baiting Hollow is housed in a 42mm dive watch style case. A large, easy to use screwdown crown helps ensure 200 meters of water resistance. The bezel is a 120 click uni-directional ratcheting bezel. Instead of the traditional count-up bezel, we decided to use a stainless steel bezel insert with a count-down scale.
The chapter ring has also been thoughtfully designed to complement the design aesthetic of the watch, featuring hour markers that seem to dive into the movement, providing a feeling of depth.
The hands are white outline, to not get in the way of viewing the movement but are bold enough to be visible. To aid in low-light visibility, the hour markers are treated with BGW9 Super-LumiNova, as are the hands.
Securing the Baiting Hollow to your wrist is a beads of rice bracelet with flip lock clasp and 3 positions of microadjust. It tapers from 22mm at the lug, to 20mm at the clasp.
- Movement:Seiko NH70A automatic, handwinds and hacks
- Case:Stainless steel, 42mm x 14.3mm, 49.5mm lug to lug
- Back:Exhibition screwdown caseback
- Crystal:Flat sapphire with inner AR
- Band:Stainless steel with deployant buckle, 22mm
- Water Resistant:200 meters
- Weight:180 grams
- Warranty:1 Year
Case: Stainless steel, 42mm x 14.3mm, 49.5mm lug to lug
Back: Exhibition screwdown caseback
Crystal: Flat sapphire with inner AR
Band: Stainless steel with deployant buckle, 22mm
Water Resistant: 200 meters
Weight: 180 grams
Warranty: 1 Year