Sunday, October 15, 2017

Moritz Grossmann BENU Enamel

Presented at Watch Time New York exhibition this year, the BENU Enamel is a rare luxurious dress watch just launched for fans of cool steel cases. The BENU series marks the beginning of a new era for the Moritz Grossmann brand. It embodies the DNA of the Glashütte manufacture: pure watchmaking artistry since 1854.

The enamel dial is one of the hallmarks of sublime artisanship that is appreciated by connoisseurs of pure colour and praised for its unique sheen. The sublime face of the BENU Enamel features a crisp minute scale and elegant Arabic numerals.  It expresses its personality with two colour variations on a white enamel dial: the scales and numerals are black or blue, combined with hands annealed to a brown-violet hue.
The 100.1 manufacture calibre features the High-Artistic finish and can be admired through the display back of the steel case. Endowed with the Grossmann balance, the Grossmann winder with pusher, the modified Glashütte stopwork, and the Grossmann micrometer screw, it represents a fusion of the arts in precision.

The BENU Enamel is being presented in two versions, each in limited 18-watch editions per year.

Technical details

Movement   
Manufacture calibre 100.1, manually wound, adjusted in five positions
No. of parts: 198
No. of jewels: 20 jewels, 3 of which in screwed gold chatons
Diameter: 36.4 mm, height: 5.0 mm
Escapement: Lever escapement
Oscillator: Shock-absorbed 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; lateral pusher for disabling the handsetting mode and starting the movement; space saving and modified Glashütte stopwork with backlash; adjustment with Grossmann micrometer screw on a cantilevered balance cock;Pillar movement with 2/3 plate and frame pillars in untreated German silver; 2/3 plate, balance cock, and escape-wheel cock engraved by hand; broad horizontal Glashütte ribbing;3-band snailing on the ratchet wheel; raised gold chatons with pan-head screws; separately removable clutch winder; stop seconds for handsetting

Operating elements   
Crown to wind the watch and set the time, pusher to start the movement

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

Case   
Three-part, stainless steel
Diameter: 41.0 mm, height: 11.35 mm
Crystal/display back: Sapphire crystal, antireflection-coated on one side

Dial   
Grand-feu enamel, Arabic numerals
Hands    Hand-crafted, steel annealedto a brown-violet hue

Strap
Hand-stitched alligator strap with prong buckle

Versions
BENU Enamel black, Reference MG-001405
Case: stainless steel
Dial: Grand-feu enamel, Arabic numerals in black
Hands: Manually crafted, steel annealed to a brown-violet hue
Edition: Limited to 18 watches per year worldwide

BENU Enamel blue, Reference: MG-001404
Case: stainless steel
Dial: Grand-feu enamel, Arabic numerals in blue
Hands: Manually crafted, steel annealed to a brown-violet hue
Edition: Limited to 18 watches per year worldwide

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