Renowned award for outstanding design
Grossmann Uhren GmbH is delighted to receive the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2019. The BACKPAGE in rose gold received the Red Dot, which the renowned jury only awards to products that feature an outstanding design.
BACKPAGE in rose gold – a showcase for the art of Grossmann watchmaking
Until now, most of the highlights of the Moritz Grossmann calibres could only be admired on the back of the watch. With the BACKPAGE in rose gold, the watchmakers from Moritz Grossmann have shifted the calibre 107.0, mirrored in a High-Artistic Finish, to the dial side. Thanks to an unusually large dial cut-out, the characteristic movement details such as Grossmann’s balance wheel, hand-engraved balance cock and three band snailing on the ratchet wheel can be seen on the wrist.
The dial presents a full minute scale and an hour display from 11 to 5 o’clock to frame the glittering calibre presentation. Hour markers and numerals in rose gold match the case colour. Hand tempered hands in brown and screws in brown violet complete the elegant colour spectrum of this extraordinary watch.
On the back of the movement, the winding, hand setting and stopp second mechanisms are openly integrated into the wheel bridge and can thus be observed for the first time in their full functionality. Almost all of its 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.
Design quality is the common factor for award-winning products
“I would like to congratulate the laureates sincerely on their wonderful success. The fact that their products were able to satisfy the strict criteria of the jury bears testimony to their award-winning design quality. The laureates are thus setting key trends in the design industry and are showing where future directions may lead,” said Professor Dr. Peter Zec, founder and CEO of Red Dot, in reference to the winners.
Experience and expertise get straight to the point
The Red Dot Award: Product Design is one of the world’s largest design competitions. In 2019, designers and manufacturers from 55 countries entered more than 5,500 products in the competition. The international jury comprises experienced experts from different disciplines and has been convening for more than 60 years in order to select the year’s best designs. During an adjudication process that spans several days, they try out the products, discuss them and ultimately reach a well-founded decision regarding the design quality of the entries. True to the motto “In search of good design and innovation”, their assessment focuses on criteria such as the level of innovation, functionality, formal quality, longevity and ergonomics.
Success to be celebrated at the award ceremony
On 8 July 2019, Grossmann Uhren will celebrate its success during the award ceremony. The international design scene will gather in Essen’s Aalto-Theater as part of the Red Dot Gala. At the subsequent Designers’ Night party, the Red Dot laureates will receive their certificates. From that date, the BACKPAGE in rose gold will also be on show in the Red Dot Design Yearbook, online and in the Red Dot Design App.