Luxury mobile phone maker Gresso makes its debut in the fascinating world of haute horology industry by introducing Grand Wind Skeleton wrist watch collection.
It’s been for 3 years that the design and movement have been developed. In the pursuit of an ideal realization, over 100 prototypes have been used. designers and engineers have introduced an absolutely original concept of watches as such through an artful combination of expressive appearance and innovative interior decoration. At the same time, they did not fail to take the company’s stylistic traditions into account, so they endowed the reverse side of the watches with brilliance and originality.
The Grand Wind Skeleton watch has an elegant 45-mm large and 12-mm high case made of 18K gold and accentuates the charismatic design of the watch. In designing the watchcase, Gresso engineers used carbon, a light and incredibly strong material. Carbon is 5 times lighter than steel and 2 times lighter than aluminum, but it equals these metals in strength. Until recently, this material has been used in space industry only.
The name Grand Wind Skeleton is in close connection with the term ‘self-winding’. This is what completes the creative idea of the collection – massive rotor of 18K gold is situated on the front of the watch face. A polished silicon plate 0,5 mm height partitions the rotor off the movement. To bring this module to life Gresso had to develop its own movement Gresso G1 based on ETA 2671. Its frequency is 28 800 semi-vibrations per hour, and the power reserve of the watch makes 38 hours.
The skeletonized movement is visible from both the external and the internal side of the watch case. The main time marking of the watch dial represents two intersecting circles. Combined with the carbon inlays, they form a molded case, which accentuates the technocratic style of the watch even more.
The bezel of the model is set off with the engraved Roman numerals of XII and VI in the positions of 12 and 6 o’clock, respectively. Two windows on the face side of the watch are opposed to two windows on the back side thereof, with watch wheels engraved in it.
Through one of the windows, you can have a view of the movement operating, while in the other window you can see the second hand made in form of a three-blade propeller. This innovative solution is a part of the uncommon movement used in the Grand Wind Skeleton watches to indicate seconds.
The aesthetic perfection is completed by the movement details polished manually and coated with DLC (diamond-like carbon). The movement details are visible through the sapphire crystals represented here in the all-time highest amount of 5 and with the total caratage of 35. The movement is protected by a specially designed shockproof system. The back cover is made of 18K gold and tightly fastened with 6 titanium screws.
The strap is made of crocodile leather and furnished with deployment buckle coated with black DLC. The company’s logo and the individual number of each watch are engraved on the back cover of the watch case. The model is produced in a limited edition: 100 watches cased in rose gold and 100 watches cased in white gold.
The Grand Wind Skeleton collection is an aesthetic realization of the avant-garde philosophy. Its vivid style and design reflect the quintessence of permanent quest for perfection, which is so typical for Gresso. Suggested retail price is $60 000.
Model: Gresso Grand Wind Skeleton Watch
18K rose or white gold, diameter 45 mm, height 12 mm, 5 sapphire crystals, WR 50 meters
Back cover: coated with 18K gold, fixed by 6 titanium screws
automatic movement Gresso G1 based on ETA 2671, frequency 28 800 vibrations / hour, power reserve of 38 hours, the movement details manually polished and coated with rose 18K gold, the self-winding sector is made of 18K rose gold and placed on a silicon plate on the outer side of the case
Hours, minutes on the front side and seconds on the reverse side of the case
Black-carbon inlays, the company’s logo in gold, inlaid using the photolithography technique
Black crocodile leather strap, deployment buckle
Limited production of 100 watches cased in rose gold and 100 watches cased in white gold