It’s easy to appreciate the beautiful watches coming out of Germany-based Moritz Grossmann these days. Priced at the higher-end of the luxury watch market, Moritz Grossmann has been making beautiful watches for almost a decade now, though its roots date back to the mid 19th-century. It is perhaps why I have found myself dedicating more time as of late to admire the watches coming out of its workshops based in Glashütte, a small town in Germany’s Ore Mountains / Saxon region. Not only home to A. Lange and Glashütte Original, Glashütte is also home to smaller manufactures like Nomos and Moritz Grossmann (see our “Meet the Manufacture” video if you need a brief intro).
New for 2017, these enamel dial versions join the traditional and elegant and beautiful Benu collection, Moritz Grossmann’s first after its re-start in 2008. Limited to 18 watches per year worldwide in each version, these watches are not inexpensive at €22,800 in the US, but they are quite sublime.
The caliber uses the traditional untreated German silver with different fine finishing. The movement consists of a main plate and a 2/3 plate precisely spaced apart with two posts and the barrel bridge. Raised gold chatons and pan-head chaton screws add three-dimensional accents. Hand-polished chamfers on going-train wheels and the edges of levers and springs resides in the depths of the movement as well. All engravings and inscriptons on the 2/3 plate and the balance cock are always engraved by hand. There are many interesting details about their calibers which I suggest you peruse here, if interested.