GRIEB & BENZINGER, the masters of skeletonized watches known for extraordinary horological creations, have now produced a unique piece together with one of the most prestigious watch shops in the world: MARCUS watch boutique, at home in London’s fine Bond Street. In the watch industry, MARCUS watch boutique is well-known as a hot spot for unusual collector’s watches of the kind that one would never even find in the glass cases of the world’s largest watch fair, BaselWorld.
The White Dragon Pavé fascinates the eye right from the first glance with an unusual dial whose center comprises a hand-skeletonized, hand-engraved and hand-guilloché dragon surrounded by 369 fine Top Wesselton diamonds set in pavé style. The bezel is set with the finest square-cut, Princess-style diamonds. The brilliance of these fascinating diamonds is hardly to be described with mere words, and in the sunny home of the collector lucky enough to call the White Dragon Pavé his or her own, the owner will probably need sunglasses when looking at it.
The movement visible through the sapphire crystal case back is –as can and should be expected – atypical GRIEB & BENZINGER work of art. One look shows how filigreed the saw and graver tool were utilized to create the visible art: guilloché, skeletonization, and engraving done by hand as far as the eye can see.
Housed in a solid 43 mm case crafted in 18-karat palladium-white gold, the White Dragon Pavé once again proves to be a priceless eye-catcher that confirms the exclusivity of the watches originating in GRIEB & BENZINGER’s workshops, standing out in a market flooded with mass luxury. The meager amount of production of a maximum of 100 pieces per year, a result of the enormous technical range of manufacture accomplished by hand, makes these watches rare, exclusive and oh-so desirable for the collector.
White Dragon Pavé Manually-wound movement fully skeletonized, guilloché and engraved by hand, gear train bridge cut to represent the number of limitation. Diamond-set pave dial with 369 Top Wesselton diamonds, hand-skeletonized, hand-engraved and hand-guilloché applied dragon. Solid 18-karat palladium-white gold case 43 mm in diameter, bezel set with Princess-cut diamonds. Cream-colored alligator-skin strap with palladium white gold buckle.