Launched in 2008, Meccanico dG, the masterpiece horology creation from de GRISOGONO was a global hit and now its creator Fawaz Gruosi presents an exclusive edition of this horology marvel by offering a delightful play on contrasts between the white hour-markers and micro-segments and the matt black alligator leather strap. This new limited edition timepiece will be unveiled at Baselworld 2011.
The Meccanico dG from Geneva based luxury watch & high jewellery brand de GRISOGONO, with its double analogue and digital mechanical display, is firmly establishing itself as an exceptional example of contemporary fine watchmaking.
A prizewinner at the 2009 Geneva International Grand Prix, this model houses an extremely sophisticated movement. The inexorably accurate choreography of its gear trains, cams and micro-segments creates extraordinary emotion and a poetic sense of fascination. It is now introduced in an exclusive new version enhanced by a matt black titanium case featuring imposing yet elegant lines.
Beating at the heart of the watch is Caliber DF 22-93, a hand-wound movement composed of 651 parts assembled inhouse according to the finest traditions of haute horlogerie. The analogue display of the hours and minutes in the upper part of the dial features white hour-markers and hands, while the mechanical digital display in the lower part corresponds to a 2nd time zone.
The latter shows the tens of hours, single hours, tens of minutes and single minutes through the action of white mobile microsegments driven by a set of 23 cams combined with gears plus a triggering/synchronisation device. The transition between one indication and the next involves the instantaneous 90° rotation of between 1 and 12 different segments. In one year, the function is activated 518,400 times and sets a massive 285 million parts into motion.
The matt black alligator leather strap sets the perfect finishing touch to an understated and yet impulsive design. This outstanding micro mechanical art piece, which is bound to appeal to elegant men looking for chic and refined luxury, provides an exclusive horological foretaste of a special edition heralding a collection to be unveiled in its entirety at Baselworld 2011.
Caliber number: DF 22-93
Power reserve: 36 hours
Mechanism: Hand-wound mechanical movement, central hours and minutes, white mechanical digital dual time-zone display at 6 o’clock
Caliber dimensions: Thickness: 11.05mm
Jewelling: 111 rubies
Movement finishing: Matt
Matt black titanium, sapphire back, rubber crown guard, opening: 36.20 x 29.00mm
Case dimensions: Length: 55mm
Interhorn width: 30mm
Water resistance: 3 ATM
Matt black brass, white hour-markers
Matt black alligator leather
Clasp: Titanium, matt blackened triple-blade folding clasp