Moritz Grossmann BENU Gangreserve SGD 1953 – Unique Piece Signed by Ralf Minge, the Legendary SG Dynamo Dresden Striker

The independent Glashütte watchmaker Moritz Grossmann  is celebrating its 10th anniversary this month. To mark this occasion, the company presents its eleventh special model, The BENU Gangreserve SGD 1953. The special piece has been hand-signed by legendary Dynamo Dresden striker, Ralf Minge, to celebrate the regional roots of the manufactory. The name ‘SGD 1953’ is often used by fans and is short for SG Dynamo Dresden football club and its founding year.

Foto: Ben Gierig – www.ben-gierig.de

Dynamo Dresden’s iconic striker of the 80s and today’s sporting director has signed the unique new edition ‘SGD 1953’, a version of the BENU Power Reserve ‘Black Yellow’. Minge’s signature is applied in the form of a gold thread in the glass back of the watch.

Foto: Ben Gierig – www.ben-gierig.de

The special model BENU Gangreserve SGD 1953 is presented in white gold. The two-coloured power reserve indicator of this unique model is painted to SG Dynamo Dresden’s signature black and yellow.

The watch is fully wound if the black part of the bar appears on the dial. As the spring runs out of tension, the bar becomes more and more ‘Dynamo’ yellow. The characteristic ‘D’ of the SG Dynamo Dresden logo decorates the centre of the black dial in discreet dark grey. The BENU Gangreserve SGD 1953 is offered with the calibre 100.2 in artistic hand finish as a single edition 1 of 1.

Technical details

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 jewels, 3 of which in screwed gold chatons
Escapement Lever escapement
Oscillator: Shock-absorbed Grossmann balance with 4 inertia and 2 poising screws, Nivarox 1 balance spring with No. 80 Breguet terminal curve, Gustav 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 to wind the watch and set the time, pusher in 750/000 gold to start the movement

Case
Three-part, precious metal
Diameter: 41.0 mm, height: 11.65 mm
Hands: Manually crafted, steel or stainless steel

Dial
Solid silver, argenté, with Arabic numerals
Crystal/display back Sapphire crystal, antireflective coating on one side

Strap
Hand-stitched alligator strap with prong buckle in precious metal

Special features
Grossmann balance; hand setting override and start of movement with lateral pusher; bar-shaped power-reserve indicator with two-coloured 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 cock 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 winder; stop seconds for hand setting

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