Thursday, February 9, 2017

Moritz Grossmann ATUM Polo Special Edition for the DUBAI POLO GOLD CUP

From 18 February to 10 March 2017, Moritz Grossmann again has the privilege of cosponsoring the DUBAI POLO GOLD CUP 2017 alongside Julius Baer and serving the tournament as its Official Timekeeper.

For the four players of the winning team, Moritz Grossmann's watchmakers created four special-edition ATUM Polo watches: 2 in rose gold and 2 in white gold. Their prominent hallmarks: the hand-engraved DPGC 2017 signature in the case flank and the striking gold mesh beneath the sapphire crystal.
During the finals on 10 March 2017, the public can discover the classic versions of the ATUM as well as all of the other models of the Moritz Grossmann manufacture. At that point, the motto is again: great polo meets pure watchmaking artistry.
The Al Habtoor Polo Resort & Club is a location worthy of the "Game of Kings" in every respect. Thanks to the initiative of Mohammed Al Habtoor, a latest-generation polo centre and academy was created on the outskirts of metropolitan Dubai. Polo history is being written again precisely where the sport was conceived over 2500 years ago. In 17 years, the DUBAI POLO GOLD CUP has advanced to become the most prestigious tournament in the Middle East. A year ago, Moritz Grossmann CEO Christine Hutter presented four watches to the winning team of United Arab Emirates Polo captained by Her Highness ShaikhaMaitha bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.
Technical details
Model: ATUM Polo

Movement   
Manufacture calibre 100.1, manually wound, adjusted in five positions
No. of parts: 198
No. of jewels: 20, of which 3 in screwed gold chatons
Diameter: 36.4 mm, height: 5.0 mm
Escapement: Lever escapement
Oscillation system: Shock-resistant Grossmann balance with 4 inertia and 2 poising screws, Nivarox 1 balance spring with No. 80 Breguet terminal curve, Gerstenberger geometry
Balance: Diameter 14.2 mm, frequency 18,000 semi-oscillations per hour
Power reserve: 42 hours when fully wound
Special features: Grossmann balance; handsetting override and start of movement with lateral pusher; space-saving modified Glashüttestopwork with backlash; adjustment with Grossmann micrometer screw on cantilevered balance cock; pillar movement with 2/3 plate and pillars made of untreated German silver; 2/3 plate, balance cock and escape-wheel cock hand-engraved; broad horizontal Glashütte ribbing; 3-band snailing on the ratchet wheel; raised gold chatons with pan-head screws; separately removable clutch winding mechanism; stop seconds for handsetting

Operating elements   
Crown in 750/000 gold to wind the watch and set the time, pusher in 750/000 gold to start the movement

Functions    
Hours and minutes, subsidiary seconds with stop seconds, Grossmann manual winder with pusher

Case    
Three-part, in 750/000 rose or white gold,  with lateral "DPGC 2017" engraving
Diameter: 41.0 mm, height: 11.35 mm
Crystal and caseback: Sapphire crystal, antireflective coating on one side, gold mesh beneath the crystal

Dial   
Solid silver, hour markers in solid gold
Hands: Manually crafted, steel

Strap    
Hand-stitched alligator strap with prong buckle in precious metal

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