Sunday, May 7, 2017

Moritz Grossmann TEFNUT Sleeping Beauty - Designed by Michael Koh

German luxury watch brand Moritz Grossmann presents a stunning ladies’ watch, the TEFNUT Sleeping Beauty, designed by famous jewellery designer Michael Koh.

Based in Singapore, Michael Koh ranks among the leading goldsmiths and jewellery designers and Caratell, his company, is one of Asia's top luxury brands. Michael Koh's creations are uniquely charismatic. They tell stories, are poetry transformed into jewellery.

In cooperation with the Grossmann manufacture, Michael Koh designed a seductive jewellery watch that evokes the mysterious realm of the moon. Its name is a reference to the nocturnal hour of its completion. As a crowning touch, he adorned the dial with a fairy-tale moon and chose "Sleeping Beauty" as the name for his creation.
The TEFNUT Sleeping Beauty plays with the various manifestations of the moon. Its case with two strap lugs is a voluptuous sculpture that rises gently from the crown to the 9 o'clock side. The lugs are freely suspended on one side and like the crown are graced with a precious stone cabochon. On the dial, the Roman numerals, the exquisite hour hand, the asymmetric guilloched pattern, and the portrait of the moon are magically alluring. Michael Koh has a special passion for exclusive precious stones and in his designs showcases them in imaginative ways. For the TEFNUT Sleeping Beauty, he picks diamonds and gems that are harmoniously nuanced to match the colours of the case and strap. The bezel is also set with a suite of precious stones.
The heart of the TEFNUT Sleeping Beauty is the compact calibre 102.0 movement that features all of the characteristic Grossmann elements: the cantilevered balance cock with the Grossmann micrometer screw, raised chatons, a separately removable winder, and the mass-optimised Grossmann balance.
About Michael Koh
Michael Koh is a painter, a sculptor, and one of Singapore's leading jewellery designers. He transforms art into jewellery, and jewellery into art. Exceptional precious stones are his big passion. On trips to mines all over the world, he collects the rarest and most beautiful stones that make the hearts of enthusiasts skip a beat. When he was just 18, Michael Koh was the youngest jewellery designer to receive the Diamond of Distinction Award 1990 and the Young Designer Award. These distinctions were followed by the Hong Kong Diamond Design Award, the Diamond International Design Competition Award and many more. In 2004, Michael Koh established his own manufacture and brand: In 2016, Caratell was picked as a Top Ten Luxury Jewellery Brand in Singapore.

Technical details

Movement
Manufacture calibre 102.0, manually wound, adjusted in five positions
Diameter: 26.0 mm, height: 3.45 mm
No. of parts: 196
Jewels:  26, of which 3 in screwed gold chatons
Escapement: Lever escapement
Oscillator:  Shock-resistant Grossmann balance with 4 inertia and 2 poising screws, Nivarox 1 balance spring
Balance: Diameter: 10.0 mm, frequency: 21,600 semi-oscillations per hour
Power reserve: 48 hours when fully wound

Functions
Hours and minutes

Operating elements
Crown in 750/000 gold, with gemstone, for winding the watch and setting the time

Case
Three-part, in 750/000 gold
Diameter: 36.0 mm, height: 9,87/7,1 mm
Bezel:    Set with 60 brilliant-cut diamonds, TW vvsi
Crystal and display back:    Sapphire crystal, antireflective coating on one side

Dial
Faced with mother of pearl, guilloched, roman numerals, moon faced with mother of pearl, diamond ring with 62 brilliant cut diamonds
Hands: Manually crafted, steel, annealed

Strap
Satin strap with prong buckle in 750/000 gold

Versions
Reference: MG-001022
Case: 750/000 rose gold, bezel set with 60 white brilliant-cut diamonds
Dial: argenté,diamond ring with 62 white brilliant-cut diamonds
Hands: Hand-crafted, steel, annealed to a brown hue

Reference: MG-001023
Case: 750/000 white gold, bezel set with 60 white brilliant-cut diamonds
Dial: argenté, diamond ring with 62 white brilliant-cut diamonds
Hands: Hand-crafted, steel, annealed to a brown-violet hue

Reference: MG-001024
Case: 750/000 white gold, bezel set with 60 brilliant-cut diamonds in ocean blue
Dial: argenté, diamond ring with 62 brilliant-cut diamonds in ocean blue
Hands: Hand-crafted, steel, annealed to a brown-violet hue

Reference: MG-001025
Case: 750/000 white gold, bezel set with 60 yellow brilliant-cut diamonds
Dial: argenté, diamond ring with 62 yellow brilliant-cut diamonds
Hands: Hand-crafted, steel, annealed to a brown-violet hue

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