Earlier this year, at Baselworld, Israeli watch brand Itay Noy introduced the X-Ray collection. Its biggest selling point is an enamel painted dial that is made to look like an x-ray of the mechanical movement underneath. The X-Ray dial, which is available in four different iterations, displays hours, minutes and small seconds.

The movement that is outlined on the dial is a manually wound Swiss ETA caliber 6497-1/6498-1. The 17 jewel movement runs at 21,600 vph and has a 38 hour power reserve. Functions include hours, minutes and small seconds.

The case is in brushed stainless steel and measures 41.6 mm x 44.6 mm x 10.6 mm. A sapphire crystal protects the dial. The case back is transparent and allows a view into the actual movement, as opposed to the simulated view on the front. Crown located at 4 o’clock. Six screws secure the stainless steel bezel.

The X-Ray watch collection has four dial color variations and two dial designs. Each of the four versions of the X-Ray watch are part of a limited edition of 99 pieces (displayed on dial at 6 o’clock). Water-resistance is 50 meters. Handmade leather band, folding clasp.

The Itay Noy X-Ray collection may not be as compelling, or as expensive, as a true skeleton timepiece that actually exposes the movement through the dial. Nevertheless, it provides a unique look that you won’t see on any other watch.

Posted by:Jason Pitsch

Jason Pitsch is the Founder of Professional Watches. He appreciates good craftsmanship in everything from architecture to automobiles to cameras to clothing. Yet his focus for the past decade has remained consistent on covering just one type: watchmaking.