To mark its fourteenth anniversary, Moritz Grossmann presents the limited edition HAMATIC Vintage Cream watch in white gold.
Fourteen years ago, the Moritz Grossmann manufactory was founded by Christine Hutter in Glashütte. On 11 November 2022, the manufactory launched the HAMATIC Vintage Cream to celebrate its 14th anniversary.
Inspired by the historic watches made by Moritz Grossmann, the commemorative watch comes with a cream-coloured dial with violet numerals and hands. The in-house manufactory calibre features Violet-annealed screws in harmony with the dial details.
This vintage-themed watch embodies good, traditional craftsmanship and the work of Moritz Grossmann himself, who was famous for his pocket watches during his lifetime. His style influenced the dial design of the anniversary watch with its classic white gold case, the nostalgic typography of the Roman hour numerals and the historic Moritz Grossmann logo from 1875.
Made from solid silver and then lacquered, the dial has an attractive cream tone. The fine poiré-shaped hands are inspired by the ones Moritz Grossmann once used for his pocket watches. These hands are hand-crafted in the manufacture and then annealed by hand to provide an expressive violet hue. The dial print in the same shade emphasises the effect of the hands.
In addition to artistic cuts and surface finishes, the elaborate finishing on the highly refined manufactory calibre 106.0 also includes the screws annealed in a violet shade. They match the dial perfectly.
The movement incorporates the traditional automatic hammer mechanism from the 19th century and generates energy by means of a moving hammer rather than the rotor that is usual with an automatic movement. It is triggered by the arm movements of the wearer, gliding back and forth like a pendulum and thereby winding the movement. This newly developed hammer winding mechanism is bidirectional and equipped with a highly efficient and reliable mechanism that has two click wheels. The construction also facilitates an intriguing view of the movement.
The HAMATIC Vintage Cream anniversary watch is worn on a strap made from black alligator leather. It is limited to 25 watches in white gold.
The Moritz Grossmann HAMATIC Vintage Cream watch is available for the net MSRP of 45,700 EUR.
Model: Moritz Grossmann HAMATIC Vintage Cream
Manufactory calibre 106.0, automatic winding, regulated in five positions
Diameter: 36.4 mm
Height: 5.15 mm
No. of parts 312
Jewels: 38, of which 3 in screwed gold chatons
Escapement: Lever escapement
Oscillator: Shock-resistant Grossmann balance with 4 inertia screws and 2 poising screws, Nivarox 1 balance spring
Balance diameter: 10.0 mm
Frequency: 21,600 semi-oscillations/hour
Power reserve: 72 hours when fully wound
Hour and minute, small second with stop seconds
Three-part, in 750/000 gold
Diameter: 41.0 mm
Height: 11.35 mm
Crystal/display back: Sapphire crystal, antireflective coating on one side
Crown in 750/000 gold for winding the watch and setting the time
Solid silver, cream-coloured with Roman numerals
Hands: Manually crafted, annealed to a violet hue
Hand-stitched alligator leather with prong buckle in 750/000 gold
Grossmann balance; click pawl in reduction gear; adjustment with Grossmann micrometer screw on cantilevered balance cock; pillar movement with 2/3 plate and pillars made of untreated German silver, hand-engraved 2/3 plate and cantilevered balance cock; wide, horizontal Glashütte ribbing, double-band snailing on the mainspring barrel; raised gold chatons with pan-head screws; separately removable clutch winding mechanism; stop seconds for hand setting; automatic winding with oscillating hammer, bidirectional click wheels; idler with pawl clicks, manual yoke winder