In association with Middle East based luxury watch retailer Ahmed Seddiqi& Sons, German watch manufacture Moritz Grossmann present has created an exclusive theme model, the “Extreme-Dubai”, which made its debut at Dubai Watch Week opened on 16 November this year.
The “Extreme-Dubai” watch was crafted in the Glashütte manufacture with an exotic finish and an exclusive limited edition of 17 ½ pieces.
Here, for the first time, Moritz Grossmann’s pure watchmaking artistry stands out with a chic “used look” in a unique configuration: lacking a dial, with an irregularly oxidised steel case, the manufacture calibre 201.2 exhibiting a close-to-destructive surface finish, the sapphire-crystal glass visually cracked, the strap timeworn. The “Extreme-Dubai”, created in 2017, looks like a vintage timepiece from the 19th century even though it is brand new.
The 17 ½ pieces made for Ahmed Seddiqi& Sons stand for the friendship and affiliation between the two companies that in 2017 culminated with this shared project. The 18th “Extreme-Dubai” is split: the separate halves are on display in Glashütte and Dubai.
Model: ATUM Pure Skull Extreme Dubai
Limited to 17 ½ watches worldwide exclusively manufactured for Ahmed Seddiqi& Sons
Manufacture calibre 201.2, manually wound, adjusted in five positions
Diameter: 36.4 mm, height: 5.0 mm
No. of parts: 187
Escapement: Lever escapement
Oscillator: Shock-resistant Grossmann balance with 4 inertia and 2 poising screws, Nivarox 1 balance spring
Balance: Diameter 14.2 mm, frequency 18,000 semi-oscillations per hour
Power reserve: 42 hours when fully wound
Features: Grossmann balance; hand-setting override and start of movement with lateral pusher; space-saving modified Glashütte stop-work with backlash; adjustment with Grossmann micrometer screw on a cantilevered balance cock; pillar movement with 2/3 plate and frame pillars in untreated German silver; separately removable clutch winding mechanism; stop seconds for hand-setting
Hours and minutes, subsidiary seconds with stop seconds, Grossmann manual winder with pusher
Crown for winding the watch and setting the time, pusher to start the movement
Case, dial and strap
Diameter: 41.0 mm, height: 11.35 mm
Three-part, stainless steel or stainless steel black
Dial: without dial
Hands: Manually crafted, polished stainless steel
Crystal and display back: Sapphire crystal, antireflective coating on one side
Strap: Hand-stitched calf leather strap with prong buckle in stainless steel, irregularly oxidised