Moritz Grossmann TEFNUT 1001 Nights

Based on the Sleeping Beauty watch designed by Michael Koh and released last year, Moritz Grossmann has created the TEFNUT 1001 Nights ladies watch in association with Mohammed Seddiqi in Dubai. This beautiful jewellery watch – available in rose gold and white gold – symbolises the legend of One Thousand and One Nights, in which Scheherazade mesmerises her king with her stories.

The dial shows a mysterious dune landscape beneath a crescent moon and a glittering night sky. The image is circled with 62 white brilliant-cut diamonds and radiant guillochage. The scenery is an artistic inlay composed of precisely cut nacre segments. The iridescence of mother of pearl differs between pieces giving an emotional appeal combining nature, high-tech, and craftsmanship.

Michael Koh’s asymmetric, wedge shaped case and unique lugs complete the piece.  The case is sensually contoured, rising gently from the crown to the 9 o’clock side where the dial has an elegant scoop. The lugs are freely suspended on one side and, like the crown, are graced with blue cabochons. Roman numerals, an unusual hour hand, and asymmetric guilloché patterns bless the dial. The bezel is set with a further 60 brilliant-cut, white diamonds.

The compact calibre 102.0 movement features characteristic brand elements such as the cantilevered balance cock with the Grossmann micrometer screw, raised gold chatons, a separately removable winder module, and the mass-optimised Grossmann balance.

Versions

Reference MG-001657
Case: 750/000 rose gold, bezel set with 60 white brilliant-cut diamonds
Dial: Argenté, mother of pearl, 62 white brilliant-cut diamonds
Hands : Manually crafted, steel, annealed to a brown hue

Reference MG-001658
Case: 750/000 white gold, bezel set with 60 white brilliant-cut diamonds
Dial: Argenté, mother of pearl, 62 white brilliant-cut diamonds
Hands: Manually crafted, steel, annealed to a brown-violet hue

Technical details 

Movement
Manufacture calibre 102.0, manually wound, adjusted in five positions
Diameter: 26.0 mm, height 3.45 mm
No. of parts: 196
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
Balance: Diameter 10.0 mm, frequency 21,600 semi-oscillations/hour
Power reserve: 48 hours when fully wound

Functions
Hours and minutes

Operating elements
Crown in 750/000 gold for winding the watch and setting the time

Special features
Shock-resistant balance with inertia and poising screws, impulse pin integrated in rim; flat balance spring; balance staff with integrated safety roller; index adjuster with Grossmann micrometer screw; pillar movement with 3/5 plate, frame pillars and separately removable clutch winder; frame parts in untreated German silver; raised gold chatons with pan-head screws; remodified Glashütte stopwork with backlash; mainspring barrel with bilateral jewel bearings for optimised power management in the low-torque range; ARCAP train wheels; proprietary escapement with 18-tooth escape wheel

Case
Three-part, in 750/000 gold
Diameter: 37.0 mm, height: 9.87/7.1 mm
Bezel: Set with 60 brilliant-cut diamonds, Top Wesselton, vvsi
Crystal and display back: Sapphire crystal, antireflective coating on one side

Dial
Mother of pearl, partially guilloched, Roman numerals, dune landscape in mother of pearl, with 62 brilliant-cut diamonds
Hands: Manually crafted, steel, annealed to a brown or brown-violet hue

Strap
Alligator leather with prong buckle in 750/000 gold

 

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