Only Watch is a biennial charity auction of unique timepieces that raises millions of dollars to support medical research into Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. The 2017 event will be held at Christie’s Geneva on November 11.
Moritz Grossmann, Germany’s most exclusive independent watch manufacturer, is bringing a double lot to interest both traditional and contemporary collectors.
Made around 1875, this piece showcases Glashütte artisanship from early in the town’s exceptional contribution to horology. The piece is a collector’s item and features Moritz Grossmann signatures such as a chatoned movement, lever and escape wheel bearing with endstone, crown wheel and ratchet wheel with three-band snailing, and adjustment with index pointer and diamond endstone.
Secondly, the company has crafted its twin. A grand feu enamel dial and blue-steel poire hands to match the original are fitted in a rose gold Atum case with its caliber 100.1 movement – designed and built in-house, meeting Moritz Grossmann’s passion for simple precision. It includes the Grossmann balance, modified Glashütte stopwork and a pillar movement reminiscent of traditional pocket chronometers.
Contemporary styling, an historic face and Moritz Grossmann’s impeccable hand-made finish creates a watch to tell a story as well as tell the time.
Moritz Grossmann is a new brand with old roots. Its Only Watch offering captures this essence both for wearing and display. One collector will receive these unique twins – made nearly 150 years apart but with the same DNA in each movement – and a pilgrimage to Glashütte to see how the company channels Moritz Grossmann’s spirit into the work it does today.