Up until recently, mechanical watches were generally a predominantly male-oriented product, with women's watches principally featuring jewel-setting.
Skeletonized watches are a case apart, because they are in themselves superbly decorative. Even so, they were mainly a men's thing.
A Russian businesswoman, and also collector of watches and jewellery, saw an article about Grieb & Benzinger in a publication in Dubai, and commissioned a skeletonized watch from them. The result is Pearl Blossom shown in the photos above and below, a female version of the marque's classic skeletonized watch. It has a 43 millimetre red gold case, set with 2.55 carats of Top Wesselton diamonds, and a creamy mother-of-pearl colour alligator strap. Price €45,815 (inclusive of 19% VAT).
The men's version of the same watch is named Black Tulip, also the result of a commission, by an American pop star. Price €40,340 (inclusive of 19% VAT).