Moritz Grossmann BENU Power Reserve – Platinum Version with Blue Dial

The BENU Power reserve by Moritz Grossmann was launched in 2013. Since then, the collection has been updated with white-gold, rose-gold, and platinum versions with their argenté and grey dials.  They all share the white-red power-reserve indicator on a bar beneath the brand logo. Now, the German watch manufacture unveils a second platinum version of this watch featuring an irresistible blue dial.

For this second platinum version, Moritz Grossmann chose a clear and striking blue theme: from the blue alligator strap to the blue dial and the blue seconds subdial. Together with platinum, which is 30 times rarer than gold, the deep blue imparts noblesse to this timepiece. The clear white accents of the power-reserve indicator, scales, numerals, and hands stand out crisply making it very easy to read.  The sharp point on the minute hand sweeps a railroad grid so you can appreciate the precision with which the watch catches time passing.

Hand making is one of Moritz Grossmann’s special skills. In the manufacture, these bright hands are crafted from stainless steel using a proprietary process. To contrast with the blue dial dial, small pockets sculpted into the hands are filled with white HyCeram. The striking brilliance of the hands is achieved with manual grinding and polishing.

This watch shares the calibre 100.2 movement with the earlier BENU Power Reserve models.  The Grossmann balance, the modified Glashütte stopwork, the Grossmann winder with pusher, the power-reserve indicator and the immaculate High-Artistic finish produce a movement to match the very best in horology.

Technical details
Reference: MG-001645 (BENU Power Reserve in platinum; blue dial, white stainless steel hands, blue alligator strap)

Movement
Manufacture calibre 100.2, manually wound, adjusted in five positions
Diameter: 36.4 mm, height 5.4 mm
No. of parts: 227
No. of jewels: 26, of which 3 in screwed gold chatons
Escapement: Lever escapement
Oscillator: Shock-resistant Grossmann balance with 4 inertia and 2 poising screws,  Nivarox 1 balance spring with No. 80 Breguet terminal curve, Gerstenberger geometry
Balance”: Diameter 14.2 mm, frequency 18,000 semi-oscillations per hour
Power reserve: 42 hours when fully wound

Functions
Hours and minutes, subsidiary seconds with stop seconds, Grossmann winder with pusher, power-reserve indicator

Operating elements
Crown in 750/000 gold for winding the watch and setting the time, pusher in 750/000 gold to start the watch

Special features
Grossmann balance; lateral pusher for disabling the hand-setting mode and starting the movement; bar-shaped power-reserve indicator with a two-colour display segment driven by a differential wheel train; space-saving modified Glashütte stopwork 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, 2/3 plate, balance and escape-wheel cock hand-engraved; broad horizontal Glashütte ribbing, 3-band snailing on the ratchet wheel; raised gold chatons with pan-head screws; separately removable clutch winding mechanism; stop seconds for hand-setting

Case, dial and strap
Three-part, platinum
Diameter: 41.0 mm, height 11.65 mm
Dial: Solid silver, blue, with Arabic numerals
Hands: Manually crafted, hour and minute stainless steel, polished, with white HyCeram filling, subsidiary seconds stainless steel, polished
Crystal and display back: Sapphire crystal, antireflective coating on one side
Strap: Hand-stitched alligator strap with prong buckle in platinum and white gold

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