In order to realize the wish of a watch collector and horse enthusiast from the Arabian region, GRIEB & BENZINGER created the POLARIS from 2011’s BENZINGER BOUTIQUE Collection in solid white gold and palladium alloy.
Thanks to the passion for his noble Arabian stallions, the watch for this collector needed to have an unostentatious color scheme to harmonize with a special saddle especially made for him as well as made-to-measure riding boots and the steel parts of a riding harness.
A white-gold-and-honey-brown combination allowed GRIEB & BENZINGER to fulfill the wishes of the client. This watch crafted in the subtle white gold and palladium alloy displays an impressively restrained hand-guilloché bezel and a solid case that simultaneously testifies to the substantial value of this watch.
Like hardly another, GRIEB & BENZINGER knows how to fulfill the wishes of its clients with traditional technology and exceptional design, creating a handmade unique piece with high exclusivity.
The mechanical movement with in-house modifications was, like all GRIEB & BENZINGER watches, created in traditional craftsmanship using historical machines and tools: skeletonization, guilloché and engraving are all completed by hand to achieve one impressive movement with a great deal of character.
The multiple-part dial is a work of art: the hand-guilloché and semi-skeletonized base dial allows a view of the technical movement modification of the hour and minute indications. It is crafted in solid Sterling silver and glows with a white Breguet frosted finish, a technique that is currently only applied by GRIEB & BENZINGER. The applied red gold skeletonized dial elements hover gracefully over the base dial.
Retail price: 36,850 € net price (excluding tax) in a white gold and palladium alloy (43,850 € incl. VAT German/EU).
Model: GRIEB & BENZINGER Polaris Stallion
Solid 750/000 18-karat palladium-white gold case with white gold screwed-in and hand-guilloché bezel with domed sapphire crystal, screwed-in strap lugs, solid white gold crown, screwed-in case-back with flat sapphire crystal, case diameter 43 mm,
Manually wound movement, completely skeletonized, engraved and guilloché by hand, technically modified hour and minute indication at “12 o’clock”, small second indication at “6 o’clock”, flame-blued screws, flame-blued crown and ratchet wheel, flame-blued Breguet style steel hands.
Hand-guilloché and hand-skeletonized two-part Sterling silver dial with original Breguet style frosted finish and view of the decorated base plate through the open dial at the small seconds subdial providing a view of the mechanics inside and the fresh design of the unique movement. Above applied hand-engraved and hand guilloché pink gold skeleton functional dial.
Handmade alligator strap with white gold buckle.