To mark the 12th anniversary of Moritz Grossmann in Glashütte I/SA, the German manufactory for exquisitely crafted watches with perfect mechanisms is now launching two more special, handcrafted models.
For all watch enthusiasts who prefer steel to precious metal, the new Power Reserve models are an attractive and dynamic option. Once again, the independent manufactory has demonstrated its openness to creative, timeless designs and a sporty, elegant touch with these latest models.
Both versions are each limited to twelve pieces worldwide to celebrate the twelve-year anniversary of the manufactory.
The Power Reserve steel with a brushed steel case features a solid silver dial printed and lacquered in a deep shade of blue. Fine Arabic numerals in white create a well-defined contrast. Handcrafted, polished steel hands complete the linear design of this classic watch.
Crafted from stainless steel, the polished hands feature a white HyCeram filling and subtly contrast with the blue of the dial. HyCeram is a composite material with a UV-stable color and forms a firm bond with the metal base. The colored filling can be sanded and polished flush with the hands. This lends a special brilliance to Grossman’s characteristically fine hands to assure excellent legibility.
The new black – black meets black – the Power Reserve steel version with black dial, also available in solid silver, features a matching blackened case, accentuating the sporty, elegant look of this model. The white Arabic numerals create a vibrant contrast to ensure perfect readability.
Like their sister version, the stainless steel rhomboid hands – specially crafted in the manufactory – are filled with white HyCeram and contrast brilliantly as they move against the jet-black dial.
The power reserve indicator is proof of absolute technical perfection. Designed as a two-color bar-shaped indicator element, it is controlled by a differential gear. This drives a segment mounted in the center of the caliber, creating a two-color bar display below the logo to indicate the remaining power reserve. It indicates the watch’s remaining running time. When the movement is fully wound, a completely white bar is displayed and when the power reserve decreases, an increasingly colored bar is displayed.
The caliber 100.2 is an extension of the caliber 100.1. Thanks to the differential gear, it houses an additional mechanism for displaying the power reserve.
A sapphire crystal back on the reverse of the watch reveals the intricately finished parts in the Power Reserve, showcasing the ‘Schönstes deutsches Handwerk’ in the form of the finest cuts and polishes from the Moritz Grossmann manufactory. The caliber 100.2 of the Power Reserve also features a cantilevered balance cock with Grossmann micrometer screw and the mass optimized Grossmann balance along with a separately removable winding block.
Grossmann manual winder with pusher contains a perfected hand setting mechanism, which eliminates two potential problem areas: avoiding the ingress of foreign particles during the adjustment process and altering the hands unintentionally when pushing the crown back into place. After a short pull on the winding crown, the mechanism switches to hand setting and simultaneously stops the movement.
The crown immediately returns to its original position, allowing the hands to be adjusted precisely. The movement is then restarted using the pusher below the winding crown without having to move the crown again. At the same time, the mechanism is reset to winding mode.
On 11 November 2008, Christine Hutter founded Grossmann Uhren using the great name of the co-founder of the Glashütte watch industry, Moritz Grossmann. In so doing, she ensured that the legacy of the highly respected watch pioneer was revived after around 130 years. Since 2008, the company has been manufacturing watches to the highest standard of craftsmanship in a classic but at the same time modern design.