London, 10-12 May 2018: During London Craft Week 2018, our London retail partners, William & Son, and the leading UK watch magazine QP showcased the special craftsmanship of eight leading independent watch manufacturers. In the elegant salons of William & Son and together with De Bethune, F.P. Journe, Graham, H. Moser & Cie, Laurent Ferrier, Ludovic Ballouard and Romain Gauthier, Moritz Grossmann gave a UK premier to the innovations from Baselworld 2018, including the BENU Anniversary models.
Watch fans particularly appreciated the BENU 37, ATUM 37 and BENU Power Reserve in platinum, as well as our innovative automatic calibre in the ATUM Hamatic. Our trademark stop-seconds mechanism on the BENU Tourbillon, featuring human hair, was greatly admired as was the high artistic finish of each of our calibres.
Our finisseur, Sebastian Hutkai, came along to demonstrate the art of Grossmann’s watch hand production. At his worktable on each of the three days, guests were able to experience the elaborate handcraftsmanship involved in creating the individual watch hands of the Moritz Grossmann timepieces at close quarters. Sebastian demonstrated his artistry with composure and answered many questions regarding the detail. Some of the guests also had a go at grinding, polishing and annealing the hands themselves. Moritz Grossmann CEO Christine Hutter shared her passion for watchmaking with the audience when she told her very personal story of how the manufactory was established. In the panel discussion “The Future of Heritage”, Romain Gauthier, Nicholas Hoffman of H. Moser and Christine Hutter discussed what traditional craftsmanship means for modern watch manufacturers and their future.
From 9-13 May, London Craft Week hosted a unique programme in the heart of London for the fourth time. International and British creatives, artists and producers celebrated their craft in front of an audience. In over 200 shows, events and workshops, visitors experienced a unique category – objects that combine beauty, substance and authenticity – and they immersed themselves in the making of these objects and learned about the stories behind the products and their makers. London Craft Week 2018 proved to be the perfect setting for Moritz Grossmann’s pure watchmaking artistry. We thank our partners in London and look forward to further exciting events on Bruton Street.