German high-end watch manufacturer GRIEB & BENZINGER´s bespoke timepieces for Middle East customers effectively spiked a tremendous demand in the Arab region. Following the BLACK TULIP SABUDHA and the GREEN INSPIRATION, the masters of GRIEB & BENZINGER have created another custom-designed timepiece for one watch connoisseur in the Emirates: the PHAROS AL ARAB IMPERIAL, inspired by the Arabian Sea.
Anyone who has ever visited the Arabian Sea has certainly fallen in love with its clear water shimmering in various hues of blue and the sparkling spots of sun beams dancing on the water’s surface. Even the iconic Burj al Arab has painted its various hotel floors in shimmering blue tones, with the tinge of turquoise reflecting the beauty of the water’s sapphire hues.
Paying tribute to this, one customer located in the Emirates wished to acquire a glamorous watch that plays with various shades of azure as well as the sparkling effect the sun provides when it touches the surface of water.
The PHAROS AL ARAB IMPERIAL comes in a solid 18K rose gold case with 66 Princess-cut diamonds set in the bezel. This is a timepiece that catches the eye alone by virtue of its amazing appearance: Arabic numerals on the regulator-style upper dial combine with a handcrafted, guilloché, blue-coated base dial that changes color as sun beams touch it. Sparkling royal Princess-cut diamonds cast their reflective beams on the bezel.
The manually wound movement features a three-quarter plate and a blue platinum coated base plate. All parts are decorated in typical GRIEB & BENZINGER manner, which also shows off its beauty from the back: hand-guilloché, hand-skeletonization, and hand-engraving as far as the eye can see.
As with every GRIEB & BENZINGER creation, this is an exceedingly rare timepiece. The price tag of this 18K rose gold watch is approximately€ 82`000.
PHAROS AL ARAB IMPERIAL : Features
Two-part dial, blue hand-guilloché base dial, manually wound movement, skeletonized, guilloché and engraved by hand. Solid 18K rose gold case, bezel set with 66 high grade Princess cut diamonds, 43 mm in diameter, blue alligator-skin strap with solid 18K rose gold buckle.