With its new model CENTRAL SECOND, Moritz Grossmann pays tribute to the social and technological significance of this unit of time. While conventionally the small second hand is placed in the six o’clock position in the bottom third of the dial on Grossmann watches, here a large-scale second hand is positioned in the centre of the highly refined dial.

CENTRAL SECOND combines a case made from polished steel with a charmingly elegant feel and superb functionality. Schönstes deutsches Handwerk made in Germany that unites the highest degree of craftsmanship with a mechanism that simply functions perfectly.

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CENTRAL SECOND

While conventionally the small second hand is placed in the six o’clock position in the bottom third of the dial on Grossmann watches, here a large-scale second hand is positioned in the centre of the highly refined dial.
CENTRAL SECOND combines a case made from polished steel with a charmingly elegant feel and superb functionality.

Details

HyCeram Luminex luminescent hands that make it easy to tell the time in the dark

Dial in salmon

The Grossmann manual winder with pusher

HyCeram Luminex luminescent hands that make it easy to tell the time in the dark

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.

Dial in salmon

The second version of CENTRAL SECOND comprises a salmon-coloured dial and is limited to 25 watches worldwide.

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.

The Grossmann manual winder with pusher

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.

The Calibre 100.11

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Tech Specs

Movement

Manufactory calibre 100.11, manual winding, regulated in five positions

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; snailing on the ratchet wheel; separately removable clutch winder; stop seconds for hand setting; central second wheel

Functions

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

No. of parts

198

Jewels

22 jewels, of which one in a pressed gold chaton

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

Operating elements

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

Case dimensions

Diameter: 41.0 mm, height: 12.00 mm

Movement dimensions

Diameter: 36.4 mm, height: 5.30 mm

Case

Three-part, stainless steel

Dial

Solid silver, blue with sunray finish /salmon-coloured

Hands

Manually crafted, blued steel/polished steel with filling of HyCeram Luminex (hour and minute hand)

Crystal/display back

Sapphire crystal, antireflective coating on one side

Strap

Hand-stitched Kudu leather with prong buckle in stainless steel

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