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Here are four pared-back, 'skeletonised' watches for every budget

Some of the best timepieces across a range of budgets you need to check out now

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  • TAG HEUER MONACO CHRONOGRAPH

    TAG HEUER MONACO CHRONOGRAPH

    The square-cased Monaco was a slow seller until it was photographed on the wrist of Steve McQueen during the filming of the cult 1971 movie Le Mans. The actor helped transform the watch into an instant icon and it became one of TAG Heuer’s most enduring and easily recognised designs. This new skeletonised version was released as a celebration of 2023’s 80th running of the Monaco Grand Prix. Available in three different colours, each with 39mm grade-2 titanium case, water resistant to 100m. Combined rubber and leather strap. The in-house automatic chronograph movement has an 80-hour power reserve.

    £9,800; tagheuer.com

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  • ROGER DUBUIS EXCALIBUR SPIDER 

    ROGER DUBUIS EXCALIBUR SPIDER 

    Roger Dubuis specialises in aggressively skeletonised watches, often with automotive inspiration like the strut bars across the open-worked dial. This one was developed in collaboration with Lamborghini for the launch of the Huracán Sterrato. In-house automatic movement in 45mm carbon case, water resistant to 50m.

    £59,500; rogerdubuis.com

  • ORIENT STAR LAYERED SKELETON

    ORIENT STAR LAYERED SKELETON

    Some watches favour a peekaboo style of skeletonising, removing part of the dial, like this one. The remaining dial has a twin layer, suit inspired surface with contrasting herringbone and paisley patterns, with 41mm case water resistant to 100m.

    £829.99; orientwatch.co.uk

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  • BULOVA MAQUINA

    BULOVA MAQUINA

    Bulova is best known for its early electronic watch the Accutron, as well as being one of very few companies to put a watch on the moon. This skeleton watch is from the Classic collection and has an automatic movement in a 46mm case, water resistant to 100m.

    £429; uk.bulova.com 

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