Moritz Grossmann HAMATIC Vintage Cream Limited Edition

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.

Moritz Grossmann HAMATIC Vintage Cream Limited Edition

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.

Moritz Grossmann HAMATIC Vintage Cream Limited Edition

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.

Moritz Grossmann HAMATIC Vintage Cream Limited Edition

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.

Moritz Grossmann HAMATIC Vintage Cream Limited Edition

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.

Moritz Grossmann HAMATIC Vintage Cream Limited Edition

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.

Moritz Grossmann HAMATIC Vintage Cream Limited Edition

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.

Technical details

Model: Moritz Grossmann HAMATIC Vintage Cream
Reference: MG-003404

Movement
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

Functions
Hour and minute, small second with stop seconds

Case
Three-part, in 750/000 gold
Diameter: 41.0 mm
Height: 11.35 mm
Crystal/display back: Sapphire crystal, antireflective coating on one side

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

Dial
Solid silver, cream-coloured with Roman numerals
Hands: Manually crafted, annealed to a violet hue

Strap
Hand-stitched alligator leather with prong buckle in 750/000 gold

Special features
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

Moritz Grossmann Atom Moore 37 silver-plated by friction Limited Edition

Moritz Grossmann presents the new ATOM MOORE 37 silver-plated by friction watch created in partnership with artist and photographer Atom Moore.

The dial of this new timepiece plays with contrasts, graphic contours and the effects of different surfaces. It has been designed by Atom Moore and executed in accordance with the best tradition of craftsmanship as cultivated in the Glashütte workshops.

Moritz Grossmann Atom Moore 37 silver-plated by friction Limited Edition

In 2019, Atom Moore visited the Moritz Grossmann manufactory in Glashütte and was fascinated by the skill of its watchmakers and artisans. This led to the idea of creating this special watch.

The internationally renowned photographer Atom Moore is known for his photos of watches and images that reveal their own unique microcosm. This also explains his artist name ‘Atom’, which he used to sign his works right at the start of his career and later retained, as it defines his artistic personality.

Moritz Grossmann Atom Moore 37 silver-plated by friction Limited Edition

His trademark became the atom symbol with superimposed ellipses that represent electrons orbiting the atomic nucleus, similar to how planets orbit the sun. For Atom Moore, this symbol is also a sign of strength and calmness, features that he now places at the heart of the Moritz Grossmann watch he designed.

The modernity of the dial design contrasts with the way it has been crafted: the lines filled in with black lacquer are spread across a background that is painstakingly created by hand. This finish, called grain or silver plating by friction, is a historical technique originating from the 19th century and has been revived by Moritz Grossmann. It gives rise to a fine-grained, velvety surface that subtly reflects the light.

Moritz Grossmann Atom Moore 37 silver-plated by friction Limited Edition

The effect is produced by hand using a brush to rub a special paste on until a fine-grained structure is created. The surface is then carefully sanded and a protective coating applied. The hands are manufactured by hand at Moritz Grossmann and carefully blued.

Moritz Grossmann Atom Moore 37 silver-plated by friction Limited Edition

The watch featured a classic and well-proportioned case in brushed stainless steel and measuring 37 mm diameter. It is worn on a black kudu leather strap.

Moritz Grossmann Atom Moore 37 silver-plated by friction Limited Edition

The flat, traditionally built manufactory calibre 102.1 with 3/5 plate can be seen through the glass case back. This also reveals the High Artistic Finish of all the components with the finest cuts, polishes and engravings typical of Schönstes deutsches Handwerk.

Moritz Grossmann Atom Moore 37 silver-plated by friction Limited Edition

The ATOM MOORE 37 silver-plated by friction is available in a limited edition of seven; Atom Moore himself wears the 0/7 model.

Moritz Grossmann Atom Moore 37 silver-plated by friction Limited Edition

The watch will be available exclusively at a net retail price of 26.900 EURO through Grossmann Uhren’ concessionaire in New York, Cellini Jewelers, 430 Park Avenue at 56th Street.

Technical details

Model: Moritz Grossmann ATOM MOORE 37 silver-plated by friction
Reference: MG-002723

Movement
Manufactory calibre 102.1, manual winding, regulated in five positions
Diameter: 26.0 mm
Height: 4 mm
No. of parts: 188
Jewels: 22, 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: 48 hours when fully wound

Functions
Hour, minute

Case
Three-part, stainless steel
Diameter: 37.0 mm
Height: 9.2 mm
Crystal/display back: Sapphire crystal, antireflective coating on one side
Operating elements: Crown in stainless steel, for winding the watch and setting the time

Dial
Engraved, set in black and hand silver-plated by friction
Hands: Manually crafted, steel, annealed to a blue hue

Strap
Hand-stitched kudu leather with prong buckle in stainless steel

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; plate movement with 3/5 plate, frame pillars and separately removable clutch winding mechanism; 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

Moritz Grossmann DATE Turquoise Limited Edition

Moritz Grossmann presents a limited edition watch with an innovative jumping date display and an eye-catching guilloché dial in turquoise color.

Limited to 18 pieces, the Moritz Grossmann DATE Turquoise watch was created in collaboration with exquisite dial manufactory Comblémine by Kari Voutilainen in Switzerland’s Val-de-Travers.

A geometric pattern comprising several fine lines is engraved into the dial using a guilloché machine. The guilloché pattern on the dial and solid silver subsidiary seconds are furnished with a special coating.

Moritz Grossmann DATE Turquoise Limited Edition

The minute scale has been moved slightly inwards, creating space for the complete date scale from 1 to 31. The blue numerals contrast with the light background. The hours and minutes are impressed onto a silver ring in dot form. The hand-crafted lance-shaped hands are blued to match the circumferential date scale.  The date scale has a hand-crafted and blued bracket-shaped date marker.

Moritz Grossmann DATE Turquoise Limited Edition

The DATE Turquoise houses the calibre 100.3 with jumping date display. One special feature of this movement is that the time and date can be adjusted just before midnight and straight after midnight. The hand is positioned exactly on the right date via a click spring. In addition to the precise jumping date display, this date adjustment benefits from the fact that the switching finger does not interfere with the switching wheel except for the jump to the next date. As such, the date can be adjusted forwards and backwards at any time while the movement carries on running.

To correct the date, there is a separate setting crown at 10 o’clock. This crown is not active in the normal position, thus preventing accidental adjustment. To adjust the date, the crown has to be pulled out. The movement carries on running and the date can be changed by turning the crown in either direction.

Moritz Grossmann DATE Turquoise movement

Visible through the sapphire crystal caseback, the artistically finished calibre 100.3 features the Grossmann balance, the ratchet wheel with 3-band snailing and the hand-engraved cantilevered balance cock with regulator arm and Grossmann micrometer screw. The finest cuts and polishes allow the whole ensemble to sparkle in a multitude of ways. The screws, annealed by hand in violet, are in perfect but subtle harmony with the German silver, steel and gold shades.

Moritz Grossmann DATE Turquoise movement

The manual winding with pusher developed in-house 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.

The DATE Turquoise is limited to a run of 18 pieces worldwide and available at the net retail price of EUR 42,500. The watch is completed by a fine hand-sewn strap made from black alligator leather.

Technical details

Model: Moritz Grossmann DATE Turquoise
Reference: MG-003406

Movement
Manufactory calibre 100.3, manual winding, regulated in five positions
No. of parts: 259
Diameter: 36.4 mm
Height: 5.55 mm
Jewels: 26 jewels, 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 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 second, date display, Grossmann manual winder with pusher

Operating elements
Two crowns in stainless steel to wind the watch and set the time and the date, pusher in stainless steel to start the watch

Case
Three-part, stainless steel
Diameter: 41.0 mm
Height: 11.85 mm
Crystal/display back: Sapphire crystal, antireflective coating on one side

Dial
Solid silver, guilloché
Hands: Handcrafted, steel; hour, minute and seconds, date marker blue annealed

Strap
Hand-stitched alligator leather with prong buckle in stainless steel

Special features
Grossmann balance; hand setting override and start of movement with lateral pusher; precisely jumping date display with a peripheral marker; bidirectional date adjustment with a second crown at 10 o‘clock; space-saving modified Glashütte stopwork with backlash; adjustment with Grossmann micrometer screw on cantilevered balance cock; pillar movement with 2/3 plate and pillars made of 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 winding mechanism; stop seconds for hand setting

Moritz Grossmann Index Cocoa Rose Gold (About Timepieces Exclusive)

Moritz Grossmann has created the limited edition Index Cocoa Rose Gold watch in collaboration with About Timepieces.

This timepiece features a 41mm, solid 3 part 18k rose gold case. All surfaces are highly polished. Made of solid silver, the dial boasts an eye-catching dark brown sunburst finish.

Moritz Grossmann Index Cocoa Rose Gold (About Timepieces Exclusive)

The hour markers have each been created by hand in solid rose gold and applied to the dial; 2 are positioned at 12 o’clock, whilst single markers can be seen at each of the other hours, decreasing slightly in size at 5 and 7 o’clock and just a single square dot at 6 o’clock, which makes way for the subsidiary seconds dial. Between each of the indices, there is a track of white printed minute markers, which have been split even further into quarter minutes with smaller indications.

Moritz Grossmann Index Cocoa Rose Gold (About Timepieces Exclusive)

Finished in the same colour as the main dial, the subsidiary seconds dial features a very tight circular guilloche. The subdial also has a white printed track around its circumference, this time indicating individual seconds, with every 5 second interval being indicated with an elongated marker.

Nestled between 10 and 2 o’clock, the Moritz Grossmann logo is also printed in white, being the only other thing breaking up the simplicity of the design.

Moritz Grossmann Index Cocoa Rose Gold (About Timepieces Exclusive)

Each of the lance-shaped hands have also been painstakingly hand crafted in-house from a single piece of solid rose gold – even the tiny, small seconds hand, which is a fraction of the size of a sewing needle.

A sapphire crystal glass has an antireflective coating on one side to prevent reflections and the extra thick, slightly cambered glass has a precision ground chamfered edge that refracts the geometry of the minute scale.

The crown is small, but perfectly formed. It features deep grooves for grip and although it does not protrude out very far from the edge of the case, the circumferential groove makes it easy to pull out the crown for time setting. The pusher for restarting the movement after setting is positioned just below the winding crown. The crown and the start button are polished rose gold.

Moritz Grossmann Index Cocoa Rose Gold (About Timepieces Exclusive)

The lugs appear long and slim, but shaped to follow the lines of the case; gently curved downwards to follow the curvature of the wrist.

Turning the piece over, there is a delight for the senses. The 2/3 plate is meticulously finished, with Glashütte stripes and chamfered edges, with the balance cock fixed above the 14.2mm balance wheel and the escape wheel cock, both being hand engraved with elaborate designs.

The winding wheels have polished bevel faces, the ratchet wheel is decorated with traditional three-band snailing and 3 raised gold chatons with pan-head screws can be seen in the centre. There are also hand engravings of the number of jewels (20), brand’s name and a small About Timepieces logo in there too.

This timepiece is powered by the manufacture Calibre 100.1. This manually wound movement has been adjusted in five positions and features 198 parts and 20 jewels, 3 of which are in screwed gold chatons.

Moritz Grossmann Index Cocoa Rose Gold (About Timepieces Exclusive)

Special features include a lateral pusher for disabling the hand-setting mode and starting the movement; a space saving and modified Glashütte stopwork with backlash and adjustment with Grossmann micrometer screw on a cantilevered balance cock. There is also a lever escapement, a separately removable clutch winder, stop seconds which is activated when the crown is pulled out (for setting) and a shock-absorbed Grossmann balance with 4 inertia.

Moritz Grossmann Index Cocoa Rose Gold (About Timepieces Exclusive)

Beating at a frequency 18,000 semi-oscillations per hour, the movement offers 42 hours power reserve once fully wound. The screw down caseback frame has a number of further engravings on it, to include Moritz Grossmann, the serial number and the limitation number. Through the exhibition case-back, the movement can be admired.

This piece is delivered on a dark brown Mississippi Alligator leather strap with matching stitching and a taupe coloured lining. A solid rose gold folding deployment clasp secures the strap.

Exclusively available through About Timepieces, this timepiece is limited to 5 pieces

Technical details

Model: Moritz Grossmann x About Timepieces Index Cocoa Rose Gold
Reference: MG-003201

Case
• 3 part, 750/000 Rose gold (polished)
• Rose gold crown and pusher
• Diameter 41mm
• Height 11.35 mm
• Sapphire crystal glass, chamfered, with anti-reflective on one side
• Screwed sapphire crystal case back

Movement
• Hand wound Calibre 100.1
• 36.4 x 5mm
• 18,000 semi-oscillations per hour
• 20 jewels, 3 of which in screwed gold chatons
• Hours, minutes and subsidiary seconds (with stop seconds for hand-setting)
• Lateral pusher for disabling the handsetting mode and starting the movement
• Broad horizontal Glashütte ribbing on 2/3 plate
• Balance cock and escape-wheel cock engraved by hand
• 3-band snailing on the ratchet wheel
• Power reserve 42 hours (+/-5%)

Dial
• Solid Silver
• Dark brown sunburst finish
• Oversized eccentric second, with tight circular guilloché
• Polished solid rose gold appliques
• Polished solid rose gold hands

Strap
• Dark brown alligator Leather with beige leather lining
• Rose gold deployment buckle

Limited Edition
Limited to 5 numbered pieces (X/5)

Availability
• Exclusively available through About Timepieces

Price
• £34,950 (plus taxes)

Moritz Grossmann CENTRAL SECOND Purple Limited Edition

German luxury watch manufacture Moritz Grossmann presents a purple dial version of its CENTRAL SECOND model. The modern look of this timepiece is further enhanced by a black, hand-stitched strap made from Kudu leather.

Moritz Grossmann CENTRAL SECOND Purple Limited Edition

Introduced in 2021, CENTRAL SECOND by Moritz Grossmann is a contemporary, sporty wristwatch. Unlike most of the other models crafted by the Glashütte watchmaker, which pay tribute to history by integrating a small second hand in the six o’clock position, CENTRAL SECOND gives seconds a prominent position in the centre of the dial.

Moritz Grossmann CENTRAL SECOND Purple Limited Edition

Made from polished steel, the slender second hand is delightfully exquisite and moves smoothly around its axis in the centre of the dial. The combination of a polished stainless steel case and highly luminescent hour and minute hands lends the watch a sporty yet elegant appearance.

Moritz Grossmann CENTRAL SECOND Purple Limited Edition

Inspired by a lavender field in bloom, the sun-ray finished purple dial transitions through to a range of fine shades, depending on the light and the angle at which it is viewed. It forms a striking backdrop for the rich white numerals, the white hour and minute hands, and the slim stainless steel bezel which is also highly polished.

Moritz Grossmann CENTRAL SECOND Purple Limited Edition

Filled with HyCeram Luminex, these features 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.

Moritz Grossmann CENTRAL SECOND Purple Limited Edition

Crafted with the greatest finesse, the calibre 100.11 is also finished in a striking combination of colours. Exquisite graining and polishes lend the ensemble made from German silver a sophisticated sheen. These features harmonise tastefully with the violet screws, which are annealed by hand.

Moritz Grossmann CENTRAL SECOND Purple Limited Edition

To keep the second hand rotating in the centre of the dial, Grossmann’s designers transferred the force of the mainspring 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.

Moritz Grossmann CENTRAL SECOND Purple Limited Edition

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 sunray 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.

Moritz Grossmann CENTRAL SECOND Purple Limited Edition

Developed in-house, the manual winder 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.

CENTRAL SECOND Purple is limited to 25 watches worldwide.

Technical details

Model: CENTRAL SECOND Purple
Reference: MG-003297

Movement
Manufactory calibre 100.11, manual winding, regulated in five positions
No. of parts: 198
No. of jewels: 22 jewels, one of which in a pressed gold chaton
Escapement: Lever escapement
Oscillator: Shock-resistant Grossmann balance with 4 inertia screws 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/hour
Power reserve: 42 hours when fully wound

Movement dimensions
Diameter: 36.4 mm, height: 5.30 mm

Functions
Hours, minutes and seconds, central second hand with stop seconds, Grossmann manual winder with pusher

Operating elements
Crown in stainless steel to wind the watch and set the time and the date, pusher in stainless steel to start the watch

Case
Three-part, stainless steel case
Diameter: 41.0 mm, height: 12.00 mm
Crystal/display back: Sapphire crystal, antireflective coating on one side

Dial
Solid silver, purple with sunray finish
Hands: Handcrafted, polished steel, with HyCeram Luminex filling (hour and minute hands)

Strap
Hand-stitched Kudu leather with prong buckle in stainless steel

Special features
Grossmann balance; hand setting override and start of movement with lateral pusher; space-saving modified Glashütte stopwork with backlash; adjustment with Grossmann micrometer screw on cantilevered balance cock; pillar movement with 2/3 plate and pillars made of untreated German silver; balance cock and escape-wheel cock hand-engraved; broad horizontal Glashütte ribbing; sunray finish on the ratchet wheel; separately removable clutch winding mechanism; stop seconds for hand setting; central second wheel

 

Moritz Grossmann UNIVERSALZEIT

Moritz Grossmann presents UNIVERSALZEIT, an extra-ordinary mechanical wristwatch that offers the current time in different time zones around the world at a single glance.

Moritz Grossmann UNIVERSALZEIT

Designed in the shape of a world map, the dial uses time windows precisely aligned with coordinates and city names as a means of providing orientation in terms of time and geography. A total of six windows displays the hour from 1 to 24 in each of the six cities. Daylight-saving time is not observed in the cities selected. This means that the UNIVERSALZEIT indicates the actual time all year round and no adjustment is necessary.

Moritz Grossmann UNIVERSALZEIT

The hours of the main time are displayed by the manually crafted hour hand. The minutes and seconds are indexed for all time zones via the minute and second hands.

The exquisitely crafted dial of the UNIVERSALZEIT indicates the time to the minute all around the globe. Featuring oceans, continents, longitude and latitude, the ensemble of time windows and the hour, minute and second hands all come together to create a well-ordered layout in a classically elegant design.

Moritz Grossmann UNIVERSALZEIT

The galvanised base of the dial is finished with a high-quality sunray finish. This type of finish lends the dial a luminous blue tone that makes it glow and symbolises the water of the oceans. The salmon-coloured continents come to the fore to form a subtle contrast.

The filigree network of longitude and latitude encircles the globe in a pale shade of white. The rhodium-plated bevels of the windows open up a glimpse of the hours. To ensure the best readability, the numerals have been kept in black on a white lacquered background. Set slightly lower, the minute scale encircles the globe, affording it an aesthetic backdrop and structure.

Moritz Grossmann UNIVERSALZEIT

Painstakingly flat polished, the lance-shaped hour and minute hands and steel hour indices are manually crafted in the manufactory. Slender and domed, the second hand moves smoothly around its axis in the centre of the dial to create an eye-catching feature. The stainless steel case provides the perfect frame for the UNIVERSALZEIT with its 44.5 mm diameter.

UNIVERSALZEIT is equipped with Calibre 100.7, the new manual-winding specially developed by Grossmann’s designers in the manufactory.

Moritz Grossmann UNIVERSALZEIT

The hours in the time windows and the main time are set via the crown at 3 o’clock. When the minute hand passes 12, the time in the time windows jumps forward by one hour. A disc connected to a 24-tooth ratchet wheel moves beneath the dial. This is printed with a multitude of numerals from 1 to 24, each arranged at an angle of 15 degrees across a total of six rings.

When the minute hand moves over the 12, the ratchet wheel and with it the disc move forward by one position. The disc is precisely positioned by a ratchet spring. Thanks to the optimal alignment of the numerals on the disc, the hours are aligned horizontally in the windows, making it easy for the wearer to read them.

When setting the watch, the time in the time windows must be adjusted in advance. Knowing the current time zone for one location is sufficient for this. The time in the other windows is automatically synchronised when it is set.

Moritz Grossmann UNIVERSALZEIT

The main time hour hand is then corrected via the pusher mechanism at 10 o’clock. The hour hand of the main time can be moved backwards and forwards separately in hourly increments using the quick adjustment mechanism. This does not change the time display in the windows.

The mechanism allows the operator to engage the crown in two positions at 10 o’clock and then use a pusher function to correct the hour hand independently of the disc. In the middle position, a stop prevents the pusher from being operated. This prevents accidental adjustment of the time.

The calibre 100.7 is testimony to the consummate craftsmanship and ultimate in finishing from the house of Moritz Grossmann. The sophisticated design of the pillar movement is complemented by the intricate workmanship seen in every component, all finished by hand.

Moritz Grossmann UNIVERSALZEIT

The floral pattern on the balance and escape-wheel cock is engraved by hand, as is the lettering on the wheel bridge. Traditional cuts and polishes have been applied to the surfaces of other parts. Further evidence of the highest standards of German craftsmanship can be seen on the ratchet wheel with its three-band snailing, framed by broad chamfers polished to a high gloss sheen.

Moritz Grossmann UNIVERSALZEIT

The UNIVERSALZEIT stainless steel case model comes with a brown, hand-stitched alligator leather strap.

Technical details

Model: Moritz Grossmann UNIVERSALZEIT Stainless Steel
Reference: MG-003072

Movement
Manufactory calibre 100.7, manual winding, regulated in five positions
Diameter: 36.4 mm
Height: 7.45 mm
No. of parts: 292
Jewels: 31 jewels, of which one in a pressed gold chaton
Escapement: Lever escapement
Oscillator: Shock-resistant Grossmann balance with 4 inertia screws 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/hour
Power reserve: 42 hours when fully wound

Functions
Hours, minutes and seconds, centre second with stop second, Grossmann manual winder with pusher

Case
Three-part, stainless steel
Diameter: 44.5 mm
Height: 13.78 mm
Operating elements: Crowns in stainless steel to wind the watch and set the time, pusher in stainless steel to start the watch; crowns in stainless steel to correct the hour hand
Crystal/display back: Sapphire crystal, antireflective coating on one side

Dial
Solid silver, windows with rhodium-plated bevel
Dial disc: Painted and printed
Hands: Manually crafted, polished steel

Strap
Hand-stitched alligator leather with prong buckle in stainless steel

Special features
Grossmann balance; hand setting override and start of movement with lateral pusher; space-saving, modified Glashütte stopwork with backlash; adjustment with Grossmann micrometer screw on cantilevered balance cock; pillar movement with 2/3 plate and pillars made of untreated German silver; balance cock and escape-wheel cock hand-engraved; broad horizontal Glashütte ribbing; 3-band snailing on the ratchet wheel; separately removable clutch winding mechanism; stop seconds for hand setting; central second wheel; newly developed module for displaying the full hours in selected metropolitan areas; correction mechanism at 10 o’clock to adjust the hour hand when changing one’s own location

Moritz Grossmann BACKPAGE Blue Limited Edition

To mark its 13th anniversary on 11 November 2021, the Moritz Grossmann Manufacture unveiled an exquisite version of the BACKPAGE. This new horological marvel brings the exceptional design of the “mirror-inverted” calibre 107.0 to life in an ensemble of deep blue, polished steel and gold elements. The timepiece is available in a platinum case and comes in a limited edition of 13 pieces worldwide.

Moritz Grossmann BACKPAGE Blue Limited Edition

The Moritz Grossmann BACKPAGE series was launched in March 2018 in two precious metal versions: Rose gold and Platinum. Limited to 18 pieces, the platinum variant boasts a completely new design by making the signature mechanical highlights of the manufacture calibre – such as the Grossmann balance, the balance cock hand-engraved with floral motifs, and the 3-band snailing on the ratchet wheel – visible on the dial. The small seconds display also enjoys a prominent position thanks to the extravagant bearing for the second hand featuring a gold chaton.

In 2020, the Manufacture introduced BACKPAGE Transparent, in which the precision-mechanical ensemble was accented by a sapphire crystal printed with indices and numerals.

Moritz Grossmann BACKPAGE Blue Limited Edition

Launched in 2021, the new variation of the BACKPAGE dispenses entirely with numerals and indices and adds an expressive colour, the BACKPAGE Blue. Thanks to a wafer-thin layer of metal oxide, which is applied with nanometric precision of 1 millionth of a millimetre after finishing the components, all frame parts are resplendent in a deep blue hue.

The colour is durable and resistant to environmental influences, possessing a unique brilliance that creates a charming contrast to the gold-plated gear wheels, the gold chatons, the polished steel hands crafted in the manufactory, the carefully bevelled and polished screw heads and the ratchet wheel embellished with a 3-band snailing finish.

Moritz Grossmann BACKPAGE Blue Limited Edition

An innovative coating process is employed on the surfaces of all the frame parts, resulting in a fascinating interplay of light and colour that enhances the beauty of the mechanism.

The calibre 107.0 was designed by Moritz Grossmann to attain this expressive visual impression on the front of the dial. While at first glance it may seem to be a mirror image of the calibre 100.1, it is actually based on a new technical approach. An additional wheel between the crown wheel and the ratchet wheel reverses the entire drive train with respect to the rotation of the mainspring barrel. The wheel train runs in the right direction thanks to the mirrored escapement and the mirrored oscillation system – also including the balance spring coiling direction.

Moritz Grossmann BACKPAGE Blue Limited Edition

The larger dimensions of the 2/3 plate necessitated design changes for the balance cock and the escape-wheel cock. The cantilevered geometry of the escape-wheel cock creates a balanced accent in the overall arrangement of the movement. The exceptionally luxurious high-artistic finish of the two components is fascinating with its masterly handcrafted engravings, chamfers and bevels.

To achieve the desired presence of the winding wheels on the dial side, the dial train was reconfigured. The artistically finished train wheels were arranged beneath a highly polished and bevelled minute-wheel bridge. Since in this case, the hand-setting mechanism is located on the opposite side of the movement, the setting wheel extends all the way through the calibre. The new arrangement created space for the optimised barrel bearing and the ratchet wheel, which was also shifted to the front side.

Moritz Grossmann BACKPAGE Blue Limited Edition

Even though the front mesmerises with a deft display of carefully selected components, the view of the back is equally captivating. One of the highlights here is the functional sequence of the winding mechanism, which is openly integrated into the wheel bridge. Almost all of its components are mirrored in order to guarantee their function even when mounted in the opposite position while ensuring the position of the lever remains unchanged.

Moritz Grossmann BACKPAGE Blue Limited Edition

The stop-seconds and stop-balance functions have also been redesigned. In the hand-setting mechanism, the brake position is sampled at the clutch lever and, via a push rod, transferred to the brake spring, which then stops the balance. After the pusher is activated and the movement starts, the brake spring returns the push rod to its rest position.

This new timepiece is worn with a dark blue strap made of hand-stitched alligator leather.

Technical details

Model: BACKPAGE Blue
Reference: MG-003108

Movement
Manufactory calibre 107.0, manual winding, regulated in five positions
No. of parts: 230
Diameter: 36.4 mm
Height: 5.0 mm
Jewels: 24 jewels, 11 gold chatons, of which 7 in screwed chatons
Escapement: Lever escapement
Oscillator: Shock-absorbed Grossmann balance with 4 inertia screws 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/hour
Power reserve: 42 hours when fully wound

Functions
Hours, minutes and subsidiary seconds with stop second, Grossmann manual winder with pusher

Operating elements
Crown in platinum to wind the watch and set the time, pusher in platinum to start the movement

Case
Three-part, platinum
Diameter: 41.0 mm
Height: 11.35 mm
Crystal/display back: Sapphire crystal, anti-reflective coating on one side

Hands
Manually crafted from steel polished

Strap
Hand-stitched alligator leather with prong buckle in platinum

Special features
Balance staff with integrated safety roller, location of the impulse pin in the balance (Glashütte style); index adjuster with Grossmann micrometer screw; plate movement with 3/4 plate on dial side, frame pillars and separately removable clutch winding mechanism; visible hand setting train on the back side of the movement; frame parts in German silver with metal-oxide coating; raised gold chatons with pan-head screws; ratchet wheel with stopwork on the modified spring barrel bearing with a gold chaton in the ratchet wheel; dial train wheels spoked and bevelled, beneath polished bridge

Edition
Limited edition of 13 watches worldwide

Moritz Grossmann TREMBLAGE

Launched to mark the Moritz Grossmann manufactory’s anniversary on 11 November 2021, TREMBLAGE revives a historic engraving technique. Available in rose gold and stainless steel versions, this anniversary watch highlights the ancient tremblage hand-engraving technique.

Moritz Grossmann TREMBLAGE

Decorating surfaces by means of engraving is an ancient art that has been cultivated for several thousand years. It is a skill that was also practised by ancient civilisations. The traditional technique has been continuously refined over the centuries and also gave rise to the special form of tremblage.

Authors Paul Hanff and Robert Neubert refer to it as “Tambulieren” in their book “Anleitung zur Erlernung der Gravierkunst” (Instructions for learning the art of engraving). This term, along with “Tramblieren” and “Trambulieren”, was also common in the past (cf. Anleitung zur Gravierkunst – Fachbibliothek des Edelmetallgewerbes – P. Hanff, R. Neubert; Leipzig, 1921).

According to Paul Hanff and Robert Neubert, the engraver had to set one corner of the burin into the metal and constantly move it “back and forth, from right to left, from one corner to the other”. It was this movement that gave the technique its name – the French word “tremblant” simply means “to tremble”.

Moritz Grossmann TREMBLAGE

Depending on the movement, the tremblage stroke could be executed finely or coarsely. It also takes a great deal of practice to be able to execute them uniformly. This technique creates an impressive, rough and matt surface, as can be admired on the dial of Moritz Grossmann’s anniversary watch. Fashioned from German silver, the new model was finished by hand using a range of burins.

Moritz Grossmann TREMBLAGE

German silver is an alloy of copper, nickel and zinc, among others, which is frequently used in historical watches and movements. Thanks to the surface treatment, this alloy produces a silver-like hue with an aesthetic vintage look. The three-dimensional appearance of the dial underscores the effect: The numerals of the hours and circular small seconds rise above the surface, as does the historic “M. Grossmann” logo from 1875, which goes back to Moritz Grossmann, the famous watchmaking pioneer.

Moritz Grossmann TREMBLAGE

These are not mounted appliqués. On the contrary, the base of the dial has been cut out and removed so that the logo, numerals and seconds circle remain. This task also requires meticulous care to create clean edges. The top of the numerals, logo and seconds circle were also given a flat polish finish.

Moritz Grossmann TREMBLAGE

Only then did the dial undergo the painstaking tremblage process in Glashütte, a method that takes numerous hours. A single dial can take an engraver several days to complete. The whole is complemented by the meticulous craftsmanship of the finishers. The result is exquisite fine grain that softens the effect of incident light and lends a wonderfully matt appearance to the tremblage surface. The lavishly flat polished raised elements create a lustrous contrast.

Moritz Grossmann TREMBLAGE

Such elaborate work – as well as the revival of the historic technique – is in keeping with Moritz Grossmann’s philosophy. The manufactory has been attracting attention with its exquisite movements and sophisticated features ever since it was re-founded 13 years ago. The anniversary watch continues this trend and boasts a number of unique details. For example, handcrafted hands annealed to a brown-violet hue using traditional temperature treatment circle above the dial in the rose gold version and blued steel hands in the stainless steel model.

Moritz Grossmann TREMBLAGE

The manually wound calibre 100.1 of the watch is visible through the glass case back. The calibre incorporates innovative new developments from the manufactory, such as a newly configured oscillator. Optimised for artisanal manufacturing techniques, the ingenious design of the Grossmann balance improves the adjustability of inertia and achieves high kinetic energy combined with minimised air resistance and the smallest possible mass.

Moritz Grossmann TREMBLAGE

The sophisticated design of the pillar movement, which, like the dial, is made of untreated German silver, is mesmerising, as is the elaborate hand finishing of all components. The German silver train bridge was endowed with a granular surface using an elaborate artisan process, resulting in a smooth finish. The all-round edges are bevelled by hand. Their polished surfaces lend them a certain, lustrous appeal. Moritz Grossmann’s signature is hand-engraved in a historic cursive script.

Moritz Grossmann TREMBLAGE

The individual movement number is similarly engraved here in a cursive script. Both the balance and escape-wheel cock are also hand-engraved with a floral pattern. Traditional finishes have also been applied to other surfaces. The ratchet wheel, for example, boasts three-band snailing. White sapphires as bearings, held by gold chatons and fastened by brown-violet screws, contribute to the unique look of the watch.

Moritz Grossmann TREMBLAGE

A 750/000 rose gold case, worn with a dark brown bracelet made of hand-stitched alligator leather, provides a fitting accompaniment for the elaborate manufactory movement of the anniversary model. The TREMBLAGE is also optionally available with a stainless steel case and a matching dark blue alligator strap.

Moritz Grossmann TREMBLAGE

The new model and the entire collection are now available in the new Moritz Grossmann Online Boutique.

Versions

TREMBLAGE rose gold version

Reference: MG-003290
Case: Rose gold
Dial: German silver, tremblage
Hands: Manually crafted, annealed to a brown-violet hue

TREMBLAGE stainless steel version

Reference: MG-003327
Case: Stainless steel
Dial: German silver, tremblage
Hands: Manually crafted, annealed to a blue hue

Technical details

Model: TREMBLAGE

Movement
Manufactory calibre 100.1, manual winding, regulated in five positions
Diameter: 36.4 mm
Height: 5.0 mm
No. of parts: 198
Jewels: 20 jewels, 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 with No. 80 Breguet terminal curve, Gustav Gerstenberger geometry
Balance: Diameter: 14.2 mm, frequency: 18,000 semi-oscillations/hour
Power reserve: 42 hours when fully wound

Functions
Hours and minutes, subsidiary seconds with stop second, Grossmann manual winder with pusher

Operating elements
Crown in 750/000 gold/stainless steel to wind the watch and set the time, pusher in 750/000 gold/stainless steel to start the movement

Case
Three-part, precious metal/stainless steel
Diameter: 41.0 mm
Height: 11.35 mm
Crystal/display back Sapphire crystal, anti-reflective coating on one side

Dial
German silver, tremblage

Hands
Manually crafted, steel, annealed to a brown-violet or blue hue

Strap
Hand-stitched alligator leather with prong buckle in precious metal/stainless steel

Special features
Dial tremblage, Grossmann balance; hand setting override and start of movement with lateral pusher; space-saving modified Glashütte stopwork with backlash; adjustment with Grossmann micrometer screw on cantilevered balance cock; movement with 2/3 plate and pillars made of untreated German silver; 2/3 plate, balance cock and escape-wheel cock hand-engraved; grained train bridge; 3-band snailing on the ratchet wheel; raised gold chatons with pan-head screws; separately removable clutch winding mechanism; stop seconds for hand setting

Moritz Grossmann HAMATIC Vintage New Models with Silver-plated by Friction Dial

German luxury watch manufacture Moritz Grossmann unveils two new HAMATIC Vintage versions in 750/000 white and rose gold with a silver-plated by friction dial and movement with automatic hammer mechanism.

The silver-plated by friction dial features the authentic finishing technique used in the 19th century. The exquisite manufactory movement with an innovative automatic hammer mechanism similarly dates back to this period.

Moritz Grossmann HAMATIC Vintage New Models with Silver-plated by Friction Dial

Masterfully perfected by the Grossmann designers, the historic mechanism using a pendulum-style weight is endowed with a modern interpretation in the HAMATIC Vintage. As a result, the HAMATIC Vintage silver-plated by friction is a superb example of craftsmanship and technical finesse worthy of Carl Moritz Grossmann himself.

Moritz Grossmann HAMATIC Vintage New Models with Silver-plated by Friction Dial

The classically elegant dial comes with a very rare finish: grain or silver plating by friction. Creating a fine-grained, velvet-like surface, it reflects most of the incident light without causing glare – giving a charming appearance with excellent readability.

Moritz Grossmann HAMATIC Vintage New Models with Silver-plated by Friction Dial

This traditional method entails rubbing a special mixture of silver powder, salt and cream of tartar with a little water onto the dial blank – meticulously cleaned beforehand – using a small brush to create a fine-grained structure. All engravings were previously filled with lacquer and fired in a kiln so that they would be excluded from the silver-plating process.

The silver powder does not adhere to the lacquer. The surface is then carefully sanded, which also removes any excess lacquer. As a result, the engravings and numerals are completely omitted from the silver plating process, which means they retain their rich black colour creating an optimum contrast the bright silver background.

Moritz Grossmann HAMATIC Vintage New Models with Silver-plated by Friction Dial

To protect the high-quality silver-plating by friction from oxidation and other environmental influences, the piece is finished with a protective coating.

The technique is executed entirely by hand. It requires a high degree of concentration, dexterity and experience and is mastered by a mere handful of skilled craftsmen today. But the result justifies the high complexity: The interplay of light and shade, lustre and matte finish creates a unique effect that will retain its brilliant quality for decades and centuries to come.

Moritz Grossmann HAMATIC Vintage New Models with Silver-plated by Friction Dial

Inspired by the historical pocket watches of Carl Moritz Grossmann, the HAMATIC Vintage is embellished with striking Roman numerals silver-plated by friction. The original Moritz Grossmann logo ‘M. Grossmann’ from 1875 underscores the classically elegant charm of the dial. Poiré-shaped hands, finely crafted by hand and annealed in brown-violet, circle over the dial.

Moritz Grossmann HAMATIC Vintage New Models with Silver-plated by Friction Dial

This timepiece houses the precision-finished Grossmann 106.0 manufactory calibre with stop-seconds function for ultra-precise time setting. This classic pillar movement has a 2/3 plate and six Glashütte stripes. The hammer winding mechanism is a recent innovation and works on both sides. It features a supremely efficient and reliable winding mechanism via two click wheels. The movement offers a power reserve of 72 hours.

Another advantage of the hammer-style pendulum system is that the hammer’s centre of mass is relatively far away from its rotational axis. This results in a high torque, which in turn results in a powerful force acting on the spring. The movement’s mainspring is wound even if the hammer moves only five degrees, which corresponds to an oscillation of two millimetres.

Moritz Grossmann HAMATIC Vintage New Models with Silver-plated by Friction Dial

The newly developed mechanism is so sophisticated that it exploits any form of movement perfectly. Intricately crafted end springs in the hammer frame act as shock absorbers for excessive deflections of the hammer body. The swing radius is smaller for gentle movements, resulting in hardly any friction losses and energy can be transmitted virtually loss-free.

The watch can be wound by hand in addition to the self-winding mechanism. To achieve this, a manual winder designed as a yoke winder is mounted on a separate bridge. This yoke ensures that the manual winder is always uncoupled from the ratchet wheel when the HAMATIC system is active in response to motion. In manual winding mode, the reduction gear is isolated from the ratchet wheel by the click-pawl idler.

The many advantages of the calibre 106.0 not only lie in the ingenious technology, but also in the extraordinary architecture, which shows the filigree mechanism, exquisitely finished down to the smallest detail, in all its beauty. The spotlight falls on the small yet powerful hammer head made of gold, which transforms even the slightest movement into energy.

Moritz Grossmann HAMATIC Vintage New Models with Silver-plated by Friction Dial

The rose gold version comes with a dark-brown hand-stitched alligator leather strap and the white gold version has a black alligator leather strap. Both versions are each limited to eight pieces worldwide.

These new models and the entire collection are now available in the new Moritz Grossmann Online Boutique. The Online Boutique gives customers the opportunity to design their own Moritz Grossmann watch to their exact specifications. Timepiece aficionados can try straps to see which colour harmonises best with their preferred model. They can also choose their preferred strap length and clasp.

Technical details

Model: HAMATIC Vintage Silver-plated by friction

References
MG-003160: Rose gold version, limited edition of 8 pieces
MG-003168: White gold version, limited edition of 8 pieces

Movement
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

Functions
Hour and minute, small second with stop seconds

Case
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

Dial
Engraved numerals, with black finish and handcrafted silver-plating by friction
Hands: Manually crafted, annealed to a brown-violet hue

Strap
Hand-stitched alligator leather with prong buckle in 750/000 gold

Special features
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

Only Watch Moritz Grossmann, Unique Piece for Only Watch 2021

The independent Glashütte manufactory Moritz Grossmann is supporting the ninth Only Watch benefit auction with a superbly crafted, unique timepiece. The auction will take place on 6 November 2021 in Geneva and the proceeds will be used to treat children suffering from muscular dystrophy and to advance research into the hereditary neuromuscular disease, which is currently considered incurable.

Moritz Grossmann is supporting the non-profit association for the third time and has again crafted a truly unique example of Glashütte watchmaking.

Only Watch Moritz Grossmann, Unique Piece for Only Watch 2021

Meticulously crafted, the dial of this unique timepiece has an undeniably elegant appearance. It boasts a silver-plated by friction technique painstakingly finished by hand, a traditional art that ensures the time display can be read easily at all times and perfectly complements the distinctive appearance. Another splendid statement comes in the form of a solid gold balance cock, elegantly catching the eye in the highly finished movement.

Only a handful of skilled artisans still master the sophisticated art of silver plating by friction today. And is what makes dials with this surface finish so extraordinarily unique. This traditional finishing technique from the 19th century was used by the gifted Glashütte watchmaking pioneer Moritz Grossmann during his lifetime for example in his high-quality pendulum watches.

The dial of the ONLY WATCH MORITZ GROSSMANN has been friction silver-plated by master craftsmen and brought into the modern era in honour of the Only Watch 2021. Embellished with large Roman numerals, the dial of this unique timepiece also bears the original ‘M. Grossmann’ logo from 1875. Manually crafted lance-shaped hands in an annealed brown-violet hue are a nod to traditions of the past.

Only Watch Moritz Grossmann, Unique Piece for Only Watch 2021

Silver-plating by friction is an exceptionally intricate form of finishing the dial, which creates a fine-grained yet velvety surface. It reflects the incident light without dazzling, ensuring that every minute detail of the dial can be read with ease. A whitish powder consisting of silver granules, salt and tartar, is rubbed onto a previously roughened and meticulously cleaned and degreased brass sheet using a little water and a small brush. All the engravings are filled with lacquer beforehand, and then fired in a kiln to avoid excessive silver build-up.

The surface is sanded to roughen it, which also removes any excess lacquer, so that only a deep black inlay remains in the engraved areas. As the silver powder does not adhere to the lacquer, the engravings and numerals are left out of the silver plating process, which means they retain their deep black colour and create an optimal contrast to the bright silver background.

The dial is finished with a protective coating to protect the high-quality silver-plating by friction from oxidation and other environmental influences in the decades and centuries to come.

The ONLY WATCH MORITZ GROSSMANN is powered by the calibre 100.1, which can be admired through a sapphire crystal back. The Grossmann balance appears in the curved plate cut-out and is borne by the cantilevered balance cock with fine micrometer screw.

Only Watch Moritz Grossmann, Unique Piece for Only Watch 2021

To do proper justice to the special occasion, the balance cock is made of solid gold. True to the finest Glashütte tradition, the piece is decorated with tiny floral motifs executed by master craftsmen.

The hand-wound movement gleams in the manufactory’s luxurious High Artistic finish. The 2/3 plate is accentuated by the typical broad, horizontal Glashütte ribbing. Raised gold chatons and pan-head chaton screws are a testament to the high quality and underline the filigree architecture of the movement. Fascinating reflections of light are created by the extraordinary depth of the contours and is the result of chamfers on drive wheels and edges of levers polished by master hands.

The ONLY WATCH MORITZ GROSSMANN comes in a polished stainless steel case with a hand-stitched strap made of black kudu leather.

Technical details

Model: ONLY WATCH MORITZ GROSSMANN, Unique Piece
Reference: MG-003172

Movement
Manufactory calibre 100.1, manual winding, regulated in five positions
No. of parts 198
Jewels 20 jewels, of which 3 in screwed gold chatons
Balance Cock Cantilevered balance cock in solid gold 750/000
Escapement Lever escapement
Oscillator Shock-resistant Grossmann balance with 4 inertia screws 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/hour
Power reserve 42 hours when fully wound

Functions
Hours and minutes, subsidiary seconds with stop second, Grossmann manual winder with pusher
Diameter: 36.4 mm, height: 5.0 mm

Case
Three-part, Stainless steel
Diameter: 41.0 mm
Height: 11.35 mm
Crystal/display back: Sapphire crystal, anti-reflective coating on one side

Operating elements
Crowns in stainless steel to wind the watch and set the time, pusher in stainless steel to start the movement

Dial
Silver-plated by friction, engraved numerals, with black finish
Hands: Manually crafted, steel, annealed to a brown-violet hue

Strap
Hand-stitched kudu leather with prong buckle in stainless steel

Special features
Grossmann balance; hand setting override and start of movement with lateral pusher; space-saving modified Glashütte stopwork with backlash; adjustment with Grossmann micrometer screw on cantilevered balance cock in solid gold 750/000; movement with 2/3 plate and pillars made of 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 winding mechanism; stop seconds for hand setting

Moritz Grossmann Limited Edition HAMATIC Vintage and Benu TOURBILLON Models with Gold Hands

German watch manufacture Moritz Grossmann unveils two new models, the HAMATIC VINTAGE and the TOURBILLON, both featuring handcrafted 750/000 rose gold hands for the first time. Framed by a rose gold case, the exquisite dials of the two models come in a deep black and beautifully accentuate the fine gold hands.

Moritz Grossmann Limited Edition HAMATIC Vintage and Benu TOURBILLON Models with Gold Hands

The HAMATIC Vintage with Rose Gold Lance Hands

Limited to eight pieces worldwide, the special edition HAMATIC Vintage features a ‘black-or’ dial with long, slender index hands in solid gold. The delicate tip of these hands lends a charming touch to the time display.

Moritz Grossmann HAMATIC Vintage with Rose Gold Lance Hands

An elaborate manual process is used to create the exceptionally exquisite ‘black-or’ dial of the HAMATIC Vintage. Several layers of anthracite lacquer are applied to a base of precious German silver and polished until a subtle, gleaming, mirror-like surface emerges. The final touch involves a transparent layer to fix the expressive ‘black or’ dial in place.

Moritz Grossmann HAMATIC Vintage with Rose Gold Lance Hands

The HAMATIC vintage represents a new interpretation of the self-winding hammer mechanism. This self-winding three-hand watch is not powered by a rotor, as is usually the case. Instead, a small pendulum in the shape of a hammer with a heavy gold hammer head takes on this essential role; the pendulum is constantly deflected by the movement of the wearer’s arm. This kinetic energy is transferred via the ratchet wheel to the mainspring in the barrel and winds the watch.

Moritz Grossmann HAMATIC Vintage with Rose Gold Lance Hands

Inspired by models from the 19th century, the advantages of this powerful mechanism lie not only in the high torque and resultant optimisation of energy, but also in the open design, most notably the oval hammer body, which gives a fascinating view right into the very depths of the movement.  All parts of the Calibre 106.0 are exquisitely finished in typical Grossmann fashion.

Moritz Grossmann HAMATIC Vintage with Rose Gold Lance Hands

The TOURBILLON with Rose-Gold Rhombus Hands

This new eight-piece limited edition of the Grossmann TOURBILLON also boasts hands made of 750/000 rose gold. Shaped like an elongated rhombus and ending in a wafer-thin tip, the hands have the instrumental character that is the hallmark of the manufactory. Combined with the dark tone of the jet-black solid silver dial on which the hands rotate, the result is one of profound elegance.

Moritz Grossmann TOURBILLON with Rose-Gold Rhombus Hands

The tourbillon has been a symbol of the finest watchmaking craftsmanship since the 18th century. The Moritz Grossmann manufactory presented its first hand-wound movement with the tourbillon in 2013, making its début in the BENU line.

Moritz Grossmann TOURBILLON with Rose-Gold Rhombus Hands

The calibre 103.0 is an outstanding example of Glashütte’s contemporary interpretation of precision watchmaking. It boasts a long list of technical and aesthetic refinements, some of which have been patented. Most notable, however, is Grossmann’s spectacular three-minute tourbillon, which cannot fail to catch the eye at six o’clock. Taking its cue from Alfred Helwig, the flying tourbillon cage with v-shaped balance bridge is unusually large and reveals many fascinating details and ways in which they interact.

Moritz Grossmann TOURBILLON with Rose-Gold Rhombus Hands

In line with Grossmann’s philosophy, the precision of a tourbillon also requires a stop-second. The intricate design of the cage with just two triangular posts paves the way for this additional complication. To halt the balance smoothly, the stop device must move past the triangular frame posts. It accomplishes this with the aid of an elastic brush made from human hair, which provides the most gentle and reliable solution.

Moritz Grossmann TOURBILLON with Rose-Gold Rhombus Hands

This masterpiece of precision mechanics consists of 59 exquisitely crafted components and rotates counter-clockwise once every three minutes. Moritz Grossmann has used a creative trick to get around the dilemma posed by the mechanism covering the space for the minute display between 25 and 35 in the lower part of the dial: this time span is mirrored in a scale below the twelve and swept by the extension of the central minute hand. The width of the wafer-thin tips is calculated with the utmost accuracy, allowing the time to be read with precision.

Limited to eight pieces worldwide, both models come with a hand-sewn black alligator leather strap. The new models together with the entire collection are now available in the new Moritz Grossmann Online Boutique.

Technical details

HAMATIC Vintage Golden Hands, Reference: MG-003079

Moritz Grossmann HAMATIC Vintage with Rose Gold Lance Hands

Movement
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

Functions
Hour and minute, small second with stop seconds

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

Case
Three-part, in 750/000 gold
Diameter: 41.0 mm
Height: 11.35 mm
Crystal/display back: Sapphire crystal, anti-reflective coating on one side

Dial
‘Black-or’ shiny black, white Roman numerals
Hands: Handcrafted from 750/000 gold, polished

Strap
Hand-stitched alligator leather with prong buckle in 750/000 gold

Special features
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

Edition
Limited edition of 8 watches

TOURBILLON Gold Hands, Reference: MG-003077

Moritz Grossmann TOURBILLON with Rose-Gold Rhombus Hands

Movement
Manufactory calibre 103.0, manual winding, regulated in five positions
Diameter: 38.4 mm, height: 7.1 mm
No. of parts: 245 (wheel train 186 / cage 59)
Jewels: 30 jewels, of which 4 in screwed gold chatons (drive train 17, cage 13)
Escapement: Lever escapement
Oscillator: Grossmann three-minute tourbillon with stop seconds, shock-resistant Grossmann balance with 4 inertia screws and 2 poising screws, suspended Nivarox 1 balance spring with No. 80 terminal curve, Gustav Gerstenberger geometry
Cage diameter: 16.0 mm
Cage speed: 1 revolution in three minutes, counter-clockwise on the dial side
Balance diameter: 14.2 mm
Frequency: 18,000 semi-oscillations per hour
Power reserve: 72 hours when fully wound

Functions
Sweep minutes, off-center hours and seconds, subsidiary seconds with stop second, Grossmann manual winder with pusher

Operating elements
Crown in 750/000 gold to wind the watch and set the time, pusher in 750/000 gold to start the watch

Case
Three-part, in 750/000 gold
Diameter: 44.5 mm
Height: 13.9 mm
Crystal/display back: Sapphire crystal, anti-reflective coating on one side

Dial
Solid silver, three-parts, black with Arabic numerals
Hands: Manually crafted from 750/000 gold, polished

Strap
Hand-stitched alligator leather with solid butterfly clasp in 750/000 gold

Special features
Flying three-minute tourbillon with screw-secured driving wheel and V-shaped balance bridge (design patent pending)
Sweep minutes, off-centre hours and seconds with stop seconds
Replacement of the missing minute scale segment from 25 to 35 minutes with a separate scale swept by the extension of the minute hand on the opposite side (patented)
Stop seconds at the balance wheel rim with a pivoting fine-hair brush (patented)
Asymmetric-arm lever escapement with counterweight and lever banking pin
Grossmann balance with suspended balance spring, adjustable with poising screws in the rim
Newly developed mainspring barrel jewel bearing
Brake ring on the fourth-wheel arbor made of very hard, oily guaiacum
ARCAP train wheels
Grossmann winder with pusher to deactivate the handsetting mode and start the movement
Modified Glashütte stopwork with backlash
Pillar movement with 2/3 plate and frame pillars in untreated German silver
Hand-engraved 2/3 plate and tourbillon cock
Broad horizontal Glashütte ribbing
3-band snailing on the ratchet wheel
Raised gold chatons with pan-head screws
White sapphire bearing jewels
Separately removable clutch winding mechanism

Edition
Limited edition of 8 watches

Moritz Grossmann Central Second

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.

Moritz Grossmann Central Second

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.

Moritz Grossmann Central Second blue 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.

Moritz Grossmann Central Second with salmon dial

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.

Moritz Grossmann Central Second 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.

Moritz Grossmann Central Second

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.

Moritz Grossmann Central Second

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.

Moritz Grossmann Central Second

The new CENTRAL SECOND models and the entire Moritz Grossmann collection are now available from the new Moritz Grossmann Online Boutique.

Technical details

Model: CENTRAL SECOND

Movement
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

Special Features
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

Operating elements
Crown for winding the watch and setting the time, pusher to start the movement

Functions
Hours, minutes and seconds, seconds with stop second, Grossmann manual winder with pusher

Case
Stainless steel, three part
Diameter: 41.0 mm, height: 12.00 mm
Crystal / display back: Sapphire crystal, antireflective coating on one side

Dial
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

Strap
Kudu leather strap with stainless steel pin buckle

Recommended retail price
21,500 € (excl. VAT)

Moritz Grossmann Power Reserve 12th Anniversary Edition

Moritz Grossmann has created a special limited edition of stainless steel power reserve models for the twelfth anniversary of the manufactory.

Two models are available: first one in brushed steel case with blue dial with power reserve indicator in anthracite/white and second model in blackened steel case with black dial with power reserve indicator in red/white. Both versions are each limited to twelve pieces worldwide to celebrate the twelve-year anniversary of the manufactory.

Moritz Grossmann Power Reserve 12th Anniversary Edition

The version with a brushed steel case features a solid silver dial printed and lacquered in a deep shade of blue. Fine Arabic numerals in white create a well-defined contrast. Handcrafted, polished steel hands complete the linear design of this classic watch.

Crafted from stainless steel, the polished hands feature a white HyCeram filling and subtly contrast with the blue of the dial. HyCeram is a composite material with a UV-stable colour and forms a firm bond with the metal base. The coloured filling can be sanded and polished flush with the hands. This lends a special brilliance to Grossman’s characteristically fine hands to assure excellent legibility.

Moritz Grossmann Power Reserve 12th Anniversary Edition watch blue dial

Made of brushed stainless steel, the case adds a flawless satin touch to the wrist. The matching power reserve display is in anthracite and white and discreetly indicates the remaining running time of the watch.

The second steel version comes with black dial in a matching blackened case. The white Arabic numerals create a vibrant contrast to ensure perfect readability. Like their sister version, the stainless steel rhomboid hands – specially crafted in the manufactory – are filled with white HyCeram and contrast brilliantly as they move against the jet-black dial. The power reserve indicator in red and white underlines the striking, sporty character of this model.

Moritz Grossmann Power Reserve 12th Anniversary Edition watch blackened steel case black dial

The power reserve indicator is proof of absolute technical perfection. Designed as a two-colour bar-shaped indicator element, it is controlled by a differential gear. This drives a segment mounted in the centre of the calibre, creating a two-colour bar display below the logo to indicate the remaining power reserve. It indicates the watch’s remaining running time. When the movement is fully wound, a completely white bar is displayed and when the power reserve decreases, an increasingly coloured bar is displayed.

Moritz Grossmann Power Reserve 12th Anniversary Edition watch black dial

The calibre 100.2 is an extension of the calibre 100.1. Thanks to the differential gear, it houses an additional mechanism for displaying the power reserve.

Moritz Grossmann Power Reserve 12th Anniversary Edition

A sapphire crystal back on the reverse of the watch reveals the intricately finished parts in the POWER RESERVE, showcasing the ‘Schönstes deutsches Handwerk’ in the form of the finest cuts and polishes from the Moritz Grossmann manufactory. The calibre 100.2 of the Power Reserve model also features a cantilevered balance cock with Grossmann micrometre screw and the mass optimised Grossmann balance along with a separately removable winding block.

Moritz Grossmann Power Reserve 12th Anniversary Edition

Grossmann manual winder 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 Power Reserve steel model is available in brushed steel with a fine, hand-sewn calfskin strap in brown. The blackened steel version is available with a matching calfskin strap.

Moritz Grossmann Power Reserve 12th Anniversary Edition

On 11 November 2008, Christine Hutter founded Grossmann Uhren using the great name of the co-founder of the Glashütte watch industry, Moritz Grossmann. In so doing, she ensured that the legacy of the highly respected watch pioneer was revived after around 130 years. Since 2008, the company has been manufacturing watches to the highest standard of craftsmanship in a classic but at the same time modern design.

Versions

Brushed steel version with blue dial

Reference: MG-002885
Case: Brushed stainless steel
Dial: Solid silver, blue
Hands: Manually crafted, steel, filled with white HyCeram

Blackened steel version with black dial

Reference: MG-002886
Case: Blackened stainless steel
Dial: Solid silver, black
Hands: Manually crafted, steel, filled with white HyCeram

Technical details

Movement
Manufactory calibre 100.2, manual winding, regulated in five positions
No. of parts 227
Jewels 26 jewels, of which 3 in screwed gold chatons
Escapement Lever escapement
Oscillator Shock-absorbed Grossmann balance with 4 inertia screws 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 second, Grossmann manual winder with pusher, power-reserve indicator
Operating elements Crowns in stainless steel to wind the watch and set the time and the date, pusher in stainless steel to start the watch

Movement dimensions
Diameter: 36.4 mm, height: 5.4 mm

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 cantilevered balance cock; pillar movement with 2/3 plate and pillars made of 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

Case
Three-part, stainless steel
Diameter: 41.0 mm, height: 11.65 mm
Crystal/display back: Sapphire crystal, antireflective coating on one side

Dial
Solid silver, blue/black with white Arabic numerals
Hands: Manually crafted, steel, finished with white HyCeram

Strap
Hand-stitched calf leather with solid prong buckle in stainless steel

Edition
Each model is available in a limited edition of 12 pieces worldwide

Moritz Grossmann XII Birthday Edition

To mark the 12th anniversary of Grossmann Uhren GmbH in Glashütte I./ SA, the German manufactory has created the XII Birthday Edition watch collection.

The model bears a special reference to Moritz Grossmann, the grand master of the art of watchmaking in Glashütte and namesake of the manufactory. The main focus is on the silver-plated by friction dial, a traditional finishing technique from the 19th century, which was also used by the gifted watchmaker Moritz Grossmann for his high-quality pendulum watches. The new model comes in a limited edition of twelve pieces and bears the name ‘XII Birthday Edition’ – just six pieces in rose gold and six in polished steel, each handcrafted in the traditional way.

Moritz Grossmann XII Birthday Edition

Few watch elements are as prominent as the dial, often the main factor in determining whether the beholder is inclined to buy and wear the watch. There are almost no limits to the design of this iconic feature in today’s highly technical times. Process-controlled electroplating is performed in electrochemical baths. Or the latest coating processes are used.

At one time, however, such technical finesse was not readily available everywhere for lack of electrification. It was still possible, however, to create sophisticated watches with ever-improving characteristics, such as those developed and manufactured by Carl Moritz Grossmann in the 1860s and 70s. Watchmakers at that time often used what was known as grain or silver plating by friction to refine the surface of high-quality dials. This process was widespread in the pre-industrial era and was often used in Glashütte and did not require electricity.

Only a handful of skilled craftsmen still master the sophisticated art of silver plating by friction today. And what makes dials with this surface finish so exceptional and unique. A whitish powder consisting of silver granules, salt and tartar is rubbed onto a brass sheet using a little water and a brush. It was, and still is, essential to clean and roughen the dial thoroughly beforehand. All the engravings on the dial are filled with lacquer before being silver-plated and then fired in a kiln to avoid excessive silver build-up.

The surface is sanded to roughen it, which also removes any excess lacquer so that only a deep black inlay remains in the engraved areas. As the silver powder does not stick to the lacquer, the engravings and numerals are completely left out of the silver plating process, which means they retain their rich black colour creating an optimum contrast to the bright silver.

Master craftsmen from Glashütte have brought the traditional process into the modern era by applying the silver-plating by friction to the one-piece dial of the XII Birthday Edition.

Moritz Grossmann XII Birthday Edition

The visual appearance of the dial is a fine-grained, velvet-like surface that reflects most of the incident light without causing glare. This ensures excellent readability. To protect the high-quality silver-plating by friction from oxidation and other environmental influences, the dial is finished with a protective coating.

The XII Birthday Edition is embellished with large Roman numerals in the style of the historical pocket watches of the Carl Moritz Grossmann manufactory’s namesake. The original Moritz Grossmann logo: ‘M. Grossmann’ from 1875 underlines the elegant vintage look. The numbers and logo have been engraved and finished with black lacquer. The delicate, handcrafted, poiré-shaped hands annealed to a blue hue harmonise perfectly.

Moritz Grossmann XII Birthday Edition

Moritz Grossmann, initiator of the German Watchmaking School in Glashütte in 1878, provided students with basic watch movements for educational purposes as early as the 19th century. The students used them to make pocket watches, many of which also had silver-plated dials.

Moritz Grossmann XII Birthday Edition

The silver-plated by friction dials of historical pendulum watches, pocket watches and, in particular, chronometers are still in excellent condition today and can be admired in the German Watch Museum in Glashütte, the former home of the German watchmaking school.

Moritz Grossmann XII Birthday Edition

The XII Birthday Edition is offered with the calibre 100.1. The transparent back made of sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on one side provides a view of the inner workings. Of particular note is the luxurious High Artistic finish of the timepiece. This is the most elaborate stage of finish offered by Moritz Grossmann.

Moritz Grossmann XII Birthday Edition steel case back

The 2/3 plate has the typical broad, horizontal Glashütte ribbing. The Grossmann balance is visible in the curved plate cut-out and is borne by the cantilevered balance cock with fine micrometer screw. Raised gold chatons and pan-head chaton screws are a testament to the high quality. Hand-polished chamfers on going-train wheels and the edges of levers and springs create a special depth and light reflections.

Another feature is Grossmann’s manual winding with pusher, which is entirely made in-house. This proprietary hand-setting mechanism eliminates two significant challenges: altering the hands unintentionally when pushing the crown back into place and avoiding the ingress of foreign particles like dust during the adjustment process.

Moritz Grossmann XII Birthday Edition steel watch

The XII Birthday Edition is available in rose gold with a dark-brown hand-stitched alligator leather strap and in polished steel with a hand-stitched black alligator leather strap.

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Technical details

XII Birthday Edition Rose gold version
Reference: MG-002802
Case: 750/000 rose gold
Dial: Silver-plated by friction with engraved black numerals
Hands: Manually crafted, steel, annealed to a blue hue

XII Birthday Edition Polished steel version
Reference: MG-002907
Case: Polished steel
Dial: Silver-plated by friction with engraved black numerals
Hands: Manually crafted, steel, annealed to a blue hue

Movement
Manufactory calibre 100.1, manual winding, regulated in five positions
No. of parts: 198
Diameter: 36.4 mm, height: 5.0 mm
Jewels: 20 jewels, 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 with No. 80 Breguet terminal curve, Gustav Gerstenberger geometry
Balance diameter: 14.2 mm
Frequency: 18,000 semi-oscillations/hour
Power reserve: 42 hours when fully wound

Special features
Grossmann balance; hand setting override and start of movement with lateral pusher; space-saving modified Glashütte stopwork with backlash; adjustment with Grossmann micrometer screw on cantilevered balance cock; pillar movement with 2/3 plate and pillars made of 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 winding mechanism; stop seconds for hand setting

Functions
Hours and minutes, subsidiary seconds with stop second, Grossmann manual winder with pusher

Operating elements
Crown in 750/000 gold or steel to wind the watch and set the time, pusher in 750/000 gold or steel to start the movement

Case
Three-part, precious metal/ steel
Diameter: 41.0 mm, height: 11.35 mm
Crystal/display back: Sapphire crystal, anti-reflective coating on one side

Dial
Silver-plated by friction, engraved numerals, with black finish
Hands: Manually crafted, steel, annealed to a blue hue

Strap
Hand-stitched alligator leather with prong buckle in precious metal/steel

Edition
XII Birthday Edition rose gold, Limited edition 6 pieces worldwide
XII Birthday Edition polished steel, Limited edition 6 pieces worldwide

Moritz Grossmann HAMATIC Vintage

Moritz Grossmann launches HAMATIC Vintage with shiny ‘blackor’ dial and vintage ‘M. Grossmann’ logo from 1875.

The HAMATIC Vintage draws its kinetic energy from the arm movement of the watch wearer. The movement of the arm continuously deflects a pendulum in the shape of a hammer with a heavy gold hammer head. This kinetic energy is transferred via the ratchet wheel to the mainspring in the barrel and winds the watch.

Inspired by the vintage idea, the Moritz Grossmann designers adopted the traditional concept of an automatic hammer winding system from the 19th century and refined it according to the principles of Grossmann’s supreme craftsmanship, resulting in a new movement.

The elaborate design of the hammer mechanism, known as the HAMATIC for short, provides a stage for the strikingly crafted gold hammer head and reveals the fascinating mechanics and exceptional finish of Grossmann’s 106.0 movement. The oval hammer body is open in the middle, offering a clear view of the beauty of the highly sophisticated mechanism.

Moritz Grossmann HAMATIC Vintage

The new version of the HAMATIC in 750/000 white gold comes with a vintage style dial and is limited to 25 models worldwide. The dial has been given a new and exclusive finish. The surface was first painted in a black-anthracite colour. The mirror-polished background on a German silver base was then treated with a finish called ‘black or’, which created a shiny black surface.

Large Roman numerals in white form an attractive contrast to the black dial of the HAMATIC Vintage. The vintage ‘M. Grossmann’ logo from 1875 and handcrafted polished – hand s measuring a m ere 0.1 mm wide are an homage to the old pocket watches of Moritz Grossmann.

Moritz Grossmann HAMATIC Vintage

The calibre 106.0 was especially designed for the HAMATIC. This classic pillar movement has a 2/3 plate and six Glashütte stripes. The hammer winding mechanism works in two directions and winds the watch, regardless of the direction in which the watch wearer moves his arm. The winding mechanism via two click wheels is also highly energy efficient. The alternating, even winding over both wheels ensures that the mechanism is highly reliable. A power reserve of 72 hours is available when the movement is fully wound, which means that the HAMATIC continues to run for three days without any further movement.

Another advantage of the hammer-style pendulum system is that the hammer’s centre of mass is further away from its rotational axis in the HAMATIC. This results in a high torque, which means a powerful force acting on the spring. Hammer movements from just five degrees, which correspond to an oscillation of 2 mm, are used to wind the mainspring. The constant winding when the watch is worn also ensures that the spring is evenly tensioned, thus ensuring a high degree of precision.

The newly designed movement offers a further advantage. People do not always move in the same way. Movements are fast and slow. The former generate excessive deflections of the hammer body, which need to be attenuated and limited by fixed end stops. This shock absorption is ensured by intricately crafted end springs in the hammer frame. More gentle movements, on the other hand, result in a lower hammer amplitude. Friction losses are virtually non-existent and energy transmission is nearly loss-free.

In order to achieve a continuous rotary motion of the wheels for winding, the oscillations of the hammer body are picked up by two click levers and transferred to two click wheels. The two-way direction of rotation of the click wheels ensures an even rotary motion. This transfers the energy to the ratchet wheel in the mainspring barrel via the free wheel.

Moritz Grossmann HAMATIC Vintage

The watch can be wound by hand in addition to the self-winding mechanism. To achieve this, a manual winder designed as a yoke winder is mounted on a separate bridge. The yoke ensures that the manual winder is always uncoupled from the ratchet wheel when the HAMATIC system is active in response to motion. In manual winding mode, the reduction gear is isolated from the ratchet wheel by the click-pawl idler.

The HAMATIC also offers a stop-second function via the balance for ultra-precise time setting.

The HAMATIC Vintage in the white gold version with black ‘black-or’ dial and ‘M.
Grossmann’ logo is limited to 25 watches worldwide.

Technical details

Reference: MG-002708

Movement
Manufactory calibre 106.0, automatic winding, regulated in five positions
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
Operating elements: Crown in 750/000 gold for winding the watch and setting the time
Movement dimensions – Diameter: 36.4 mm, height: 5.15 mm

Functions
Hour and minute, small second with stop seconds

Case
Three-part, in 750/000 gold
Diameter: 41.0 mm
Height: 11.35 mm
Crystal/display back: Sapphire crystal, antireflective coating on one side

Dial
‘Black-or’ shiny black, white Roman numerals
Hands: Manually crafted from steel, polished

Strap
Hand-stitched alligator leather with prong buckle in 750/000 gold

Special features
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

Limited edition
25 watches

Moritz Grossmann Backpage Transparent Limited Edition

With its new BACKPAGE Transparent watch, the German watch manufacture Moritz Grossmann offers a showcase for the beauty of Grossmann’s watchmaking artistry. The watchmakers from Grossmann have designed the calibre 107.0 with a mirrored High Artistic Finish and moved it to the dial side.

Moritz Grossmann Backpage Transparent Limited Edition

The moving spectacle of the movement with Grossmann’s balance wheel, ratchet wheel, crown wheel and Glashütte stopwork with backlash can be admired in its entirety through the transparent sapphire crystal dial.

Moritz Grossmann Backpage Transparent Limited Edition

Calibre 107.0 is essentially a mirror image of the calibre 100.1, but with crucial new design elements. An additional wheel between the crown wheel and the ratchet wheel reverses the entire drive train with respect to the rotation of the mainspring barrel. The wheel train runs in the right direction thanks to the mirrored escapement and the mirrored oscillation system – also including the balance spring coiling direction.

Moritz Grossmann Backpage Transparent Limited Edition

Both the design and construction of the balance cock and escape-wheel cock were adapted to the larger dimensions of the 3/4 plate. The escapement wheel and the cantilevered balance cock with its hand-engraved, floral pattern create a balanced accent in the overall arrangement of the movement. The High-Artistic finish showcases attractive hand engravings, bevels, and chamfers.

Moritz Grossmann Backpage Transparent Limited Edition

Black Moritz Grossmann lettering adorns the transparent sapphire crystal dial. The full minute scale and an hour display from 11 to 5 o’clock and the subsidiary seconds are also in black and form a beautiful contrast to the rose gold and white gold colours of the case. Handcrafted hands and screws annealed to a brown-violet hue in the manufactory complete the elegant spectrum of colours.

Moritz Grossmann Backpage Transparent Limited Edition

To display the winding wheels on the dial side, the dial train was reconfigured and exquisitely finished. The artistically crafted train wheels were arranged beneath a lavishly polished minute-wheel bridge.

By moving the hand setting mechanism to the opposite side of the movement, the setting wheel extends all the way through the calibre. The new arrangement created space for the optimised barrel bearing and the ratchet wheel, which was also shifted to the front side.

Moritz Grossmann Backpage Transparent Limited Edition

On the new rear side of the movement, the winding and hand-setting mechanism is now openly integrated in the train bridge, so its functionality can be fully observed for the first time. Almost all parts are mirrored in order to guarantee their function even when mounted in the opposite position while ensuring the position of the lever remains unchanged.

After a short pull on the winding crown, the mechanism switches from winding mechanism to hand setting. At the same time, the brake position is sampled at the clutch lever and this motion is transferred to the brake spring via a push rod, which stops the balance. After adjusting the hands, the movement can be comfortably restarted by activating the pusher below the winding crown and the push rod returns to its rest position.

This technical highlight is a mechanism developed by Moritz Grossmann that prevents dust from getting into the movement and prevents the hands from being accidentally adjusted when the crown is pushed back.

Moritz Grossmann Backpage Transparent Limited Edition

The BACKPAGE Transparent is available in rose gold and white gold with a dark brown alligator leather strap. Both the rose gold and white gold versions of the BACKPAGE Transparent are limited to eight pieces each worldwide.

Moritz Grossmann Backpage Transparent Limited Edition

Versions

Rose gold model

Reference: MG-002716
Case: 750/000 rose gold
Dial: Transparent sapphire crystal with black numerals and indexes
Hands: Manually crafted, steel, annealed to a brown-violet hue
Limited edition: 8 watches

White gold model

Reference: MG-002570
Case: 750/000 white gold
Dial: Transparent sapphire crystal with black numerals and indexes
Hands: Manually crafted, steel, annealed to a brown-violet hue
Limited edition: 8 watches

Technical details

Movement
Manufactory calibre 107.0, manual winding, regulated in five positions
No. of parts: 230
Jewels: 24 jewels, 11 gold chatons, of which 7 in screwed chatons
Escapement: Lever escapement
Oscillator: Shock-absorbed Grossmann balance with 4 inertia screws 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 semioscillations/hour
Power reserve: 42 hours when fully wound
Movement dimensions – Diameter: 36.4 mm, height: 5.0 mm

Functions
Hours, minutes and subsidiary seconds with stop second, Grossmann manual winder with pusher
Operating elements Crowns in precious metal to wind the watch and set the time, pusher in precious metal to start the movement

Case
Three-part, precious metal
Diameter: 41.0 mm, height: 11.35 mm
Crystal/display back: Sapphire crystal, antireflective coating on one side

Dial
Transparent sapphire crystal, printed baton indexes and number 12
Hands: Manually crafted from steel, annealed to a brown-violet hue

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

Special features
Balance staff with integrated safety roller, location of the impulse pin in the balance (Glashütte style); index adjuster with Grossmann micrometer screw; plate movement with 3/4 plate on dial side, frame pillars and separately removable clutch winding mechanism; visible hand setting train on the back side of the movement; frame parts in untreated German silver; raised gold chatons with pan-head screws; ratchet wheel with stopwork on the modified spring barrel bearing with a gold chaton in the ratchet wheel; dial train wheels spoked and bevelled, beneath polished bridge

Moritz Grossmann SUPER BOWL Watch 2020 Unique Piece

The victorious Kansas City Chiefs have won the Super Bowl again for the first time in 50 years. They achieved an outstanding victory against the Californian San Francisco 49ers with a final score of 31:20. For the Chiefs, this 54th Super Bowl on 2 February marked their third time taking part in the final of the National Football League (NFL). In 1970, they won the Super Bowl against the Minnesota Vikings, and three years prior to that they took part in the first ever Super Bowl, losing to the Green Bay Packers.

For the team, this is the second Super Bowl victory in its history. Moritz Grossmann pays tribute to this unique team performance and congratulates the Kansas City Chiefs winning the Super Bowl with the SUPER BOWL Watch 2020.

Moritz Grossmann SUPER BOWL Watch 2020 Unique Piece

The independent watch manufactory from Saxony’s Glashütte dedicates this unique timepiece to watch connoisseurs and fans of American football. The special model is a HIGH ART variant of the BENU Contemporary model line with a sporty stainless steel case. High Art stands for the highest level of finishing produced in the manufactory, namely its ‘High Artistic Finish’, which is unparalleled in Glashütte in terms of quality. Another special feature of the unique piece is the specially made dial.

With an exquisite insert in the shape of a football, the highly finished calibre 100.1 is visible in some places. The match result 31:20 is engraved on the dial together with the year 2020 and will help the wearer carry the happy feeling of victory with them into the future. The hands, which are made in the manufactory itself, as well as the seams on the alligator leather strap, are in the team colours of the Chiefs: red, yellow and white.

The Moritz Grossmann SUPER BOWL Watch 2020 is a one-off piece with 1/1 engraving for an RRP of €16.700,- excl. VAT. in the USA. The special model will be available exclusively via the Moritz Grossmann concessionary in New York, CELLINI JEWELERS, 430 Park Avenue at 56th Street, New York.

Technical details

Movement
Manufactory calibre 100.1, manual winding, regulated in five positions
No. of parts: 198
Jewels: 20 jewels, 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 with No. 80 Breguet terminal curve, Gustav Gerstenberger geometry
Balance: Diameter: 14.2 mm, frequency: 18,000 semi-oscillations/hour
Power reserve: 42 hours when fully wound
Movement dimensions – Diameter: 36.4 mm, height: 5.0 mm

Functions
Hours and minutes, Grossmann manual winder with pusher

Operating elements
Crowns in stainless steel to wind the watch and set the time and the date, pusher in stainless steel to start the watch

Case
Three-part, precious metal
Diameter: 41.0 mm, height: 11.35 mm
Crystal/display back: Sapphire crystal, antireflective coating on one side

Dial
Stainless steel, black rhodium-plated
Hands: Manually crafted, in polished stainless steel with Hy-Ceram filling

Strap
Hand-stitched alligator leather with prong buckle in stainless steel

Special features
Grossmann balance; hand setting override and start of movement with lateral pusher; space-saving modified Glashütte stopwork with backlash; 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, 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 winding mechanism; stop seconds for hand setting

Moritz Grossmann Presents Twelve Unique Chinese Zodiac Watch Models with Christie’s

Inspired by the ancient Chinese art of reading the stars, Moritz Grossmann will auction twelve one-off pieces this year, each of which artistically showcases one of the Chinese zodiac signs.

As a homage to the Saxon watchmaking tradition in Glashütte and to celebrate free art, the fine timepieces will be auctioned together with the paintings by Dresden artists. The artists put their own personal interpretations of Chinese zodiac signs onto canvas. Their works of art were then painted onto the fine dials of the Moritz Grossmann timepieces by a miniaturist with the finest attention to detail.

Moritz Grossmann RAT One (Unique Piece, Chinese Zodiac Collection)
Moritz Grossmann RAT One (Unique Piece, Chinese Zodiac Collection)

A selected unique piece in a fine case made from 750/000 rose gold was manufactured as the highlight piece of the collection. RAT One is all about the year 2020, the year of the rat in Chinese astrology. The one-off piece celebrates the rat, which is the first of the Chinese zodiac signs. In Chinese astrology, the rat is seen as highly intelligent with foresight and a keen sense of its environment. All other models are presented in fine stainless steel cases.

The whole collection was manufactured in High Artistic Finish with the calibre 100.1. The movement is visible though the generous transparent back made of sapphire crystal with an anti-reflective coating on one side. The pillar movement with well proportioned components made of untreated German silver with various finishes forms different levels. On the characteristic 2/3 plate with broad horizontal ribbing, the signet is engraved by hand. The Grossmann balance is visible in the curved plate cut-out and is borne by the cantilevered, hand-engraved balance cock with the typical fine micrometer screw.

A selection of handmade unique models will be auctioned together with Christie’s in an online auction from 18 November-2 December 2019.

This collection offers buyers the opportunity to acquire selected pieces with the finest finishes together with the works by selected regional artists. The collection is targeted at both men and women and at lovers of independent brands in general. It is the perfect symbiosis of Schönstes deutsches Handwerk and traditional Chinese culture.

Moritz Grossmann Zodiac Watches

  • LOT 107: RAT One (Including the original painting of Laura Heyne)

  • LOT 108: OX Two (Including the original painting of Tony Käseberg)

  • LOT 109: TIGER Three (Including the original painting of Jaroslava Werstler)

  • LOT 110: RABBIT Four (Including the original painting of Julie Pietschmann)

  • LOT 111: DRAGON Five (Including the original painting of Christiane Schneider)

  • LOT 112: SNAKE Six (Including the original painting of Tony Käseberg)

  • LOT 113: HORSE Seven (Including the original painting of Caroline Kortrijk)

  • LOT 114: GOAT Eight (Including the original painting of Svetlana Hantusch)

  • LOT 115: MONKEY Nine (Including the original painting of Martina Hanzsch)

  • LOT 116: ROOSTER Ten (Including the original painting of Caroline Kortrijk)

  • LOT 117: DOG Eleven (Including the original painting of Timo Miura)

  • LOT 118: PIG Twelve (Including the original painting of Laura Heyne)

Estimate
HK$ 160.000 – 240.000 for LOT 107
HK$ 120.000 – 200.000 per piece for LOT 108 to LOT 1118.

Visitors and selected media will be given the opportunity to see the collection in person as part of an exclusive preview event.

Public Preview event from 22-27 November 2019
Hong Kong Exhibition and Convention Center, Hong Kong1 Expo Dr., Wanchai

Media Preview Event on 21 November 2019
Hong Kong Exhibition and Convention Center, Hong Kong1 Expo Dr., Wanchai

With its company headquarters in Glashütte, Saxony, and as an expression of its links to the local region, Grossmann Uhren GmbH will donate a portion of the proceeds to a regional aid organisation from Dresden.

Moritz Grossmann PIG Twelve – Unique Piece in Stainless Steel, Chinese Zodiac Collection

PIG Twelve is the 12th timepiece in the Moritz Grossmann’s collection of 12 unique pieces exclusively created for the Christie’s online auction. This one-off piece made from stainless steel, features a hand-painted dial with a miniature drawing according to the artistic design of Laura Heyne.

2019 is the year of the pig. For the artist, the pig is her personal symbol of happiness and so she was quick to choose which motif she wanted to draw. With an artistic idea in her head, she immediately set about realising it. The artist worked with a stencil and spray technique. With targeted splashes of paint she gives the picture movement and depth.

The hands, handcrafted in the manufactory, are annealed over an open flame in the typical Moritz Grossmann brown-violet colour and harmonise with the colours of the solid silver dial.

The pig is the twelfth of the Chinese zodiac signs.
Years of birth under the sign of the pig: 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019, 2031
Name of the artist: Laura Heyne

The model was manufactured in High Artistic Finish with the calibre 100.1. The movement is visible though the generous transparent back made of sapphire crystal with an antireflective coating on one side. The pillar movement with well-proportioned components made of untreated German silver with various finishes forms different levels. On the characteristic 2/3 plate with broad horizontal ribbing, the signet is engraved by hand. The Grossmann balance is visible in the curved plate cut-out and is borne by the stepped, hand-engraved balance cock with the typical fine micrometer screw.

Technical details

Movement

Manufacture calibre 100.1, manually wound, adjusted in five positions
Diameter: 36.4 mm, height: 5.0 mm
No. of parts 198
No. of jewels 20 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, Grossmann winder with pusher

Case
Three-part, stainless steel case
Diameter: 41.0 mm, height: 11.35 mm
Crystal/display back: Sapphire crystal, antireflection-coated on one side
Operating elements: Crown in stainless steel to wind the watch and set the time, pusher in stainless steel to start the movement

Dial
Solid silver, hand-painted
Hands: Manually crafted from steel, annealed to a brown-violet hue

Strap
Hand-stitched calf strap with prong buckle in stainless steel

Special features
Grossmann balance; hand setting override and start of movement with lateral pusher; 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 engraved by hand; 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

Moritz Grossmann DOG Eleven – Unique Piece in Stainless Steel, Chinese Zodiac Collection

Eleventh model in the Moritz Grossmann’s collection of 12 unique pieces exclusively created for the Christie’s online auction, this one-off piece made from stainless steel, features a hand-painted dial with a miniature drawing according to the artistic design of Timo Miura.

The dog fascinated the artist right from the beginning because of its positive qualities and charming character. In his artistic design, the joyful and happy dog forgets time as he swims across the thundering river at dusk. Only his head and tail protrude from the water. The irony of the story of the dog, which reaches the finish line in eleventh place due to its playfulness despite the fact that it is a very good swimmer, moved the artist.

The hands, manually crafted in the manufactory, are annealed by hand in a brown-violet shade.

The dog is the eleventh of the Chinese zodiac signs.
Years of birth under the sign of the dog: 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018, 2030
Name of the artist: Timo Miura

The model was manufactured in High Artistic Finish with the calibre 100.1. The movement is visible though the generous transparent back made of sapphire crystal with an antireflective coating on one side. The pillar movement with well-proportioned components made of untreated German silver with various finishes forms different levels. On the characteristic 2/3 plate with broad horizontal ribbing, the signet is engraved by hand. The Grossmann balance is visible in the curved plate cut-out and is borne by the stepped, hand-engraved balance cock with the typical fine micrometer screw.

Technical details

Movement

Manufacture calibre 100.1, manually wound, adjusted in five positions
Diameter: 36.4 mm, height: 5.0 mm
No. of parts 198
No. of jewels 20 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, Grossmann winder with pusher

Case
Three-part, stainless steel case
Diameter: 41.0 mm, height: 11.35 mm
Crystal/display back: Sapphire crystal, antireflection-coated on one side
Operating elements: Crown in stainless steel to wind the watch and set the time, pusher in stainless steel to start the movement

Dial
Solid silver, hand-painted
Hands: Manually crafted from steel, annealed to a brown-violet hue

Strap
Hand-stitched calf strap with prong buckle in stainless steel

Special features
Grossmann balance; hand setting override and start of movement with lateral pusher; 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 engraved by hand; 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

Moritz Grossmann ROOSTER Ten – Unique Piece in Stainless Steel, Chinese Zodiac Collection

Tenth model in the Moritz Grossmann’s collection of 12 unique pieces exclusively created for the Christie’s online auction, this one-off piece made from stainless steel, features a hand-painted dial with a miniature drawing according to the artistic design of Caroline Kortrijk.

The proud rooster wants to be radiant and stride ahead self-confidently. The deep blue and the bright orange as complementary colours give the rooster a lively and expressive look. The artist was inspired to produce the curved lines and shapes by traditional rustic style farmers’ paintings. She was introduced to these by her grandmother.

The polished stainless steel hands, handcrafted in the manufactory, harmonise with the solid silver dial.

The rooster is the tenth of the Chinese zodiac signs.
Years of birth under the sign of the rooster: 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017,
2029
Name of the artist: Caroline Kortrijk

The model was manufactured in High Artistic Finish with the calibre 100.1. The movement is visible though the generous transparent back made of sapphire crystal with an antireflective coating on one side. The pillar movement with well-proportioned components made of untreated German silver with various finishes forms different levels. On the characteristic 2/3 plate with broad horizontal ribbing, the signet is engraved by hand. The Grossmann balance is visible in the curved plate cut-out and is borne by the stepped, hand-engraved balance cock with the typical fine micrometer screw.

Technical details

Movement

Manufacture calibre 100.1, manually wound, adjusted in five positions
Diameter: 36.4 mm, height: 5.0 mm
No. of parts 198
No. of jewels 20 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, Grossmann winder with pusher

Case
Three-part, stainless steel case
Diameter: 41.0 mm, height: 11.35 mm
Crystal/display back: Sapphire crystal, antireflection-coated on one side
Operating elements: Crown in stainless steel to wind the watch and set the time, pusher in stainless steel to start the movement

Dial
Solid silver, hand-painted
Hands: Manually crafted from steel

Strap
Hand-stitched calf strap with prong buckle in stainless steel

Special features
Grossmann balance; hand setting override and start of movement with lateral pusher; 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 engraved by hand; 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