de Grisogono presents two new models from its New Retro line of timepieces: New Retro Double Jeu & New Retro Power Reserve.
de Grisogono New Retro Double Jeu
The first timepiece, the New Retro Double Jeu, is a playful model that diverts the primary purpose of the oscillating weight. The watch is in fact driven by a quartz movement. While the dial provides a dual display – in a rectangular sapphire format and in a circular format – either flinqué or snowset, held by four rhodium-plated anthracite bridges –, the gaze is drawn to the profile-turned outlines of a half-moon oscillating weight. With each flick of the wrist, and when the oscillating weight has performed one rotation, the dial suddenly springs to life.
On either side of the dial, the stylised 3 and 9 o’clock Arabic numerals set with 82 diamonds pivot to reveal different colours on the front and back: brown and white diamonds for the pink gold model; and white and black diamonds for white gold. The New Retro Double Jeu comes in a choice of white or pink gold, with its rectangular case either framed by a 1.3-carat row of diamonds, or entirely set with diamonds totalling 4.3 carats.
Model: NEW RETRO DOUBLE JEU
S01 / S02 S06 / S07
Quartz with an automatic animation module
Oscillating weight module / animation
Gold open-worked with volutes pattern
Bidirectional, 1 for 0.90 (ratio per numerals rotation)
Number of components
Module animation: 111
Frequency 32 MHz
Finishing rhodium-plated micro-blasted bridges
Hours and minutes
18K white or rose gold set with 35 white diamonds (1.30ct), crown at 12H
18K white or rose gold set with 303 white diamonds (4.30 ct), crown at 12H
Case dimensions 42.3mm x 39.6mm (Thickness: 10.8mm)
Front case Sapphire crystal
Case back Sapphire crystal
Water resistance 3 ATM
White opalin flinqué, numerals set with 31 white diamonds (0.20ct) and 31 black or brown diamonds (0.20ct), rhodium Dauphine hands
Set with 78 white diamonds (0.70ct), numerals set with 31 white diamonds (0.20ct) and 31 black diamonds (0.20ct), rhodium Dauphine hands.
White or Black Galuchat
Clasp: 18K white or rose gold triple folding clasp/ 18K white or rose gold triple folding clasp set with 88 white diamonds (0.70ct)
de Grisogono New Retro Power Reserve
Featuring a power reserve display, the New Retro is elegantly and soberly paired with a skeleton hand-wound mechanical movement specifically developed to equip its rectangular case. The sophisticated mechanism of the watch can be admired through the open-working, held by stylised anthracite rhodium-plated bridges with a structure subtly reminiscent of the radiator grilles on vintage cars.
From the circular satin-brushed gear train to the sunburst ratchet wheel and the sandblasted mainplate and bridges, ultimate refinement is visible in each and every detail. The New Retro Power Reserve reveals its 48-hour power-reserve gauge at 12 o’clock. Available in pink or white gold versions fitted with an alligator leather strap.
Model; NEW RETRO POWER RESERVE
Type: skeleton hand-wound mechanical movement
Power reserve: 48 h
Movement dimensions: 36.60 x 27.80 mm
Number of components: 181
Frequency: 28’800A/H (4Hz)
Finishing: circled gears, sunburst and open-worked volutes pattern ratchet, micro-blasted bridges, open-worked barrel
Hours and Minutes, power reserve at 12 o’clock
18K polished white or rose gold with crown at 12 o’clock
Case dimensions: 50.6mm x44.1mm (Thickness: 12.3 mm)
Front case: Sapphire crystal glass
Case back: Sapphire crystal glass
Water resistance: 3 ATM
Brown or black
Clasp: 18k polished pink or white gold triple folding clasp