Benu Lost In SpaceReference# MG-001724NEWManufacturer's retail price: $47,100.00Compare
- Limited Edition: 26 pieces
- Case: 18-karat rose gold
- Size: 44.5mm
- Movement: hand-wound manufacture movement 102.0
- Power Reserve: approximately 48 hours
- Dial: black and white grand feu enamel with engraved lunar motif
- Caseback: sapphire crystal
- Hands: steel, annealed to a brown-violet hue
- Strap/Bracelet: hand-stitched alligator leather
Moritz Grossmann’s spirit was reborn in Glashütte in 2008. The Benu was the new manufacture’s very first watch – developed literally at Christine Hutter’s kitchen table. A decade later, the brand presents this limited edition Benu.
This anniversary watch is an adventure in proportions. It is a hybrid of the small caliber 102.0 with a diameter of merely 26.0mm and the case from the rose gold Benu Tourbillon, diameter 44.5mm.
The movement sits behind a hand-crafted dial which resembles a moon, floating off-center within the case. It is rendered in hand-cut relief engraving with an intriguing 3-D curved surface. Two sub-dials in contrasting grand feu enamels sit on the moon’s surface. The hour and minute display, in Benu styling, is placed centrally in radiant white enamel. A small seconds dial in contrasting black enamel face sits at seven o’clock.
The movement and the dial sit within a holder ring that contacts the case at the winding crown and is fixed elsewhere to the case by four architectural struts. The struts and the ring are made from a specially treated alloy that looks like it might have fallen from space itself. The overall effect is of an eccentric, celestial timepiece moving through the void.
Benu Lost in Space is available in a 26-piece limited edition, commemorating the passage of time since Moritz Grossmann’s birth in 1826.