Noted Saxony watchmakers Moritz Grossmann introduce the ATUM Skelett, designed by skeleton watch maestro Christophe Schaffo as a one-of-a-kind watch. Grossmann is presenting the one and only example of this signed watch.
Passionate about artisanal skills, Christophe Schaffo’s father Kurt Schaffo is an independent watchmaker in Le Locle, long regarded as the cradle of Swiss haute horlogerie. The Vallée de Joux region is world renowned for world-famous luxury timepieces and the highly specialized ateliers in which know-how and craftsmanship are handed down from fathers to sons.
Christophe Schaffo learned the art of engraving under the tutelage of Raoul Boichat at the Ecole d’art de la Chaux-de-Fonds and while working with his father. In 1985, he opened his own workshop in La Brévine where he designs and crafts one-of-a-kind watches entirely by hand, up to a maximum of just ten per year. His work combines technology and craftsmanship with artistic creativity. Each individual piece reflects inspiration, experience, and his own finesse.
In collaboration with Moritz Grossmann, Christophe Schaffo has created a mechanically immaculate watch. The material of the caliber 100.5 was reduced to the bare essence with expert skeletonization. Over countless hours each part is manually chamfered, chased, and engraved. The watch comes in a choice of either a rose-gold or white-gold case for the unique piece.