Tockr has been flying high ever since the brand debuted its first skeletonized watch collection in late 2020, selling out the first C-47 Skeleton micro-edition within weeks. Now the independent American watch brand has debuted a striking new skeletonized design with the new 10-piece C-47 Skeleton “Dark Spirit” series. For the first time, with Dark Spirit, the C-47 Skeleton case takes on a black PVD treatment, offering a dramatic counterpoint to its 5N rose gold coated movement and gold ring.
Dark Spirit feels appropriate for Tockr, a dark horse indie brand that has been fully self-funded from the start and has quietly won over watch purists, retailers, and the fashion world alike in only a few short years. Total independence for Tockr means unbridled creative freedom to produce provocative new designs like the C-47 Skeleton Dark Spirit, and in the process, to deliver sophistication and attainability without compromising quality. The brand’s conceptual dexterity, technical competence, and longstanding links to the world of aviation are on full display with this limited edition.
Aviation runs in the Ivey family’s veins, a theme that also influences every Tockr watch design. Tockr Founder Austin Ivey became a third-generation pilot and founded the Tockr brand to honour the legacy of his grandfather, a World War II era C-47 combat pilot, and the C-47 aircraft radial engine became the design blueprint for the brand’s inaugural watch collection. Years on, Tockr continues to draw on these experiences and influences to evolve its collections. The Dark Spirit offers a peek under the C-47’s hood with a skeletonized movement and updated stealth-black detailing.
The Dark Spirit takes its name from the 316L black PVD coating on its 42mm stainless-steel case. Each case is engraved with a serial number from 1 to 10/10. Its skeletonized, Swiss-made automatic movement can be admired through an anti-glare sapphire crystal on both the dial side and case back. The dial side offers a clear reading of the hours, minutes, and central seconds, while the reverse presents another view of the automatic winding calibre STP 6-15 H6 and custom skeletonized rotor. The 5N rose gold coating of the automatic movement and ring offer sleek contrast to the Dark Spirit’s black case and black grid.
More than an engaging design object, this skeletonized timepiece is ready for action, with water-resistance up to 3 ATM and a hearty 44-hour power reserve. Dark Spirit comes delivered with two strap options that complete its dark persona, including a black calfskin strap and an extra black silicone band. Both straps feature a black PVD coated stainless steel 316L pin buckle engraved with the Tockr logo.
Like the C-47 Skeleton micro-editions that preceded it, Dark Spirit is characterized by its unique details and exclusivity. The C-47 Skeleton Dark Spirit will retail for $2,700 USD, but the 10-piece edition is available for a special pre-order price of $1,899 for a limited time at Tockr.com.