Moritz Grossmann, Germany’s most exclusive independent watch manufacturer, is donating a special collector’s edition featuring a antique pocket watch and a contemporary wristwatch to support this year’s edition of Only Watch, the prestigious biennial charity auction of unique timepieces which raises millions to support medical research into Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.
First one is an original Moritz Grossmann pocket-watch from the brand’s private collection. Made around 1875, this piece showcases Glashütte artisanship from early in the town’s exceptional contribution to horology. Moritz Grossmann signature features such as chatoned movement, lever and escape wheel bearing with endstone, crown wheel and ratchet wheel with 3-band snailing, adjustment with index pointer and diamond endstone make the piece a collectors’ item.
Secondly, Moritz Grossmann has crafted its twin. This contemporary mechanical wristwatch is features a grand-feu enamel dial and blue-steel poire hands to match the original are fitted in a rose gold ATUM case with the calibre 100.1 movement – designed and built in-house meeting Moritz Grossmann’s passion for simple precision. It includes the Grossmann balance, modified Glashütte stopwork and pillar movement reminiscent of traditional pocket chronometers.
One collector will receive these unique twins – made nearly 150 years apart but with the same DNA in each movement.