With the new CENTRAL SECOND model, Moritz Grossmann places the spotlight on the second as a unit of time, fusing sporty elegance in stainless steel with a radiant finish and luminescent effect in the dark.
This new timepiece features a case made from polished steel with a charmingly elegant feel and superb functionality.
CENTRAL SECOND is offered in a non-limited edition comprising a blue dial embellished with high-quality sunray finish. The type of finish used here lends the dial a luminous blue tone that makes it glow in various shades depending on the light present.
A striking contrast to this is provided by the numerals in a rich white and the polished steel hands in white. Filled with HyCeram Luminex, they also make it easy for the wearer to read the time, even in the dark. This hybrid ceramic comprises powerful luminescent pigments that glow in the dark intensively, are long-lasting and produce a beautifully bright green colour. The slender second hand is delightfully exquisite and moves smoothly around its axis in the centre of the dial.
The second version of CENTRAL SECOND comprises a salmon-coloured dial. The manually crafted hands made from steel blued over an open flame form a wonderfully sophisticated contrast to the dial in a salmon hue. With the Moritz Grossmann logo and Made in Germany inscription in black letters, the blue hands and numerals form a harmonious ensemble. All of these elements combined underline the watch’s air of classic understatement.
Grossmann’s designers used the calibre 100.1 to devise the new calibre 100.11 for the CENTRAL SECOND. To keep the second hand rotating in the centre of the dial, the force of the mainspring is transferred from the third wheel to the new central second wheel via an additional intermediate wheel in the centre of the movement.
To ensure that the overall look is harmonious and also homogeneous, all the components of the train bridge are aligned on one level. For this purpose, both the train bridge and ratchet wheel were extended in height.
Further evidence of the highest standards of craftsmanship can be seen in the tooth flanks of the ratchet wheel, which are liberally chamfered at the top and polished to a high gloss sheen. Furthermore, the ratchet wheel is finished with a delicate sunburst decoration.
In contrast to other Grossmann movements, the crown wheel on CENTRAL SECOND is covered by the train bridge. Alongside the ratchet wheel, the new magnificently adorned intermediate wheel, which is also very striking in terms of its size, and central second wheel also draw admiring eyes. The wheel legs of the intermediate wheel are hand chamfered and polished.
In line with the service concept championed by Grossmann, the central second wheel can easily be removed when required. A spring slots into a groove underneath the wheel and both hold the wheel in the desired position and also ensure smooth, even rotation of the second hand. In its fully assembled state, this spring can be adjusted at any time via a screw in the train bridge.
The in-house developed manual winding mechanism with pusher contains a perfected hand setting mechanism, which eliminates two potential problem areas: avoiding the ingress of foreign particles during the adjustment process and altering the hands unintentionally when pushing the crown back into place.
After a short pull on the winding crown, the mechanism switches to hand setting and simultaneously stops the movement. The crown immediately returns to its original position, allowing the hands to be adjusted precisely. The movement is then restarted using the pusher below the winding crown without having to move the crown again. At the same time, the mechanism is reset to winding mode.
The exquisite hand-stitched strap made from brown Kudu leather emphasises the refined and at the same time sporty character of both models.
The version with a blue dial and HyCeram Luminex hands comes in an unlimited edition. The CENTRAL SECOND with a salmon-coloured dial is limited to 25 watches worldwide.
The new CENTRAL SECOND models and the entire Moritz Grossmann collection are now available from the new Moritz Grossmann Online Boutique.
Model: CENTRAL SECOND
100.11, manually wound, adjusted in five positions
Diameter: 36.4 mm
Height: 5.30 mm
No. of parts : 198
No. of jewels of which one in a pressed gold chaton, 22
Escapement: Lever escapement
Oscillator: Gustav Gerstenberger geometry, Nivarox 1 balance spring, Shock-resistant Grossmann balance with 4 inertia and 2 poising screws, with No. 80 Breguet terminal curve
Balance diameter: 14.2 mm
Frequency: 18,000 semi-oscillations per hour
Power reserve: 42 hours when fully wound
central second wheel, sunburst decoration on the ratchet wheel, Grossmann balance, Grossmann manual winder with pusher for uncoupling the hand-setting mode and restarting the movement, space saving and 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, separately removable clutch winder, stop seconds for hand-setting
Crown for winding the watch and setting the time, pusher to start the movement
Hours, minutes and seconds, seconds with stop second, Grossmann manual winder with pusher
Stainless steel, three part
Diameter: 41.0 mm, height: 12.00 mm
Crystal / display back: Sapphire crystal, antireflective coating on one side
Blue with sunray finish/salmon-coloured, solid silver
Hands: Blued steel/polished steel with filling of HyCeram Luminex (hour and minute hand), Hand-crafted, steel or stainless steel
Kudu leather strap with stainless steel pin buckle
Recommended retail price
21,500 € (excl. VAT)