Only Watch is a biennial charity auction of unique timepieces which raises millions to support medical research into Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. The 2017 event will be held at Christie’s Geneva on November 11th.
Moritz Grossmann, Germany’s most exclusive independent watch manufacturer, is bringing a double lot to interest both traditional and contemporary collectors.
Firstly, in homage to our roots, we offer an original Moritz Grossmann pocket-watch from our private collection.
Made around 1875, this piece showcases Glashütte artisanship from early in the town’s exceptional contribution to horology. Moritz Grossmann signature features such as chatoned movement, lever and escape wheel bearing with endstone, crown wheel and ratchet wheel with 3-band snailing, adjustment with index pointer and diamond endstone make the piece a collectors’ item.
Secondly, we have crafted its twin. An grand-feu enamel dial and blue-steel poire hands to match the original are fitted in a rose gold ATUM case with our calibre 100.1 movement – designed and built in-house meeting Moritz Grossmann’s passion for simple precision. It includes the Grossmann balance, modified Glashütte stopwork and pillar movement reminiscent of traditional pocket chronometers.
Contemporary styling, a historic face and our impeccable hand-made finish creates a watch to tell a story as well as tell the time.
We are a new brand with old roots. Our Only Watch offering captures this essence both for wearing and display. One collector will receive these unique twins – made nearly 150 years apart but with the same DNA in each movement – and a pilgrimage to Glashütte to see how we channel Moritz Grossmann’s spirit into the work we do today.
The calibre 100.1
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