Whilst not exactly a ‘new new’ model (we’ve featured this previously), de Grisogono have issued some updates for Baselworld.
And personally I love this crazy piece, so it didn’t need much of an excuse to post about this one again :-)
[Press Release] The Meccanico dG from de GRISOGONO, with its double analogue and digital mechanical display, is firmly establishing itself as an exceptional example of contemporary fine watchmaking.
A prizewinner at the 2009 Geneva International Grand Prix, this model houses an extremely sophisticated movement. The inexorably accurate choreography of its gear trains, cams and microsegments creates extraordinary emotion and a poetic sense of fascination.
It is now introduced in a new version enhanced by a matte black titanium case. The dark alligator strap sets off a design that is both understated and impulsive design.
This exclusive new collection is to be unveiled in its entirety at Baselworld 2011.
Beating at the heart of the watch is a hand-wound movement composed of 651 parts assembled in- house according to the finest traditions of haute horlogerie. The analogue display of the hours and minutes in the upper part of the dial features white hour-markers and hands, while the mechanical digital display in the lower part corresponds to a 2nd time zone.
The latter shows the tens of hours, single hours, tens of minutes and single minutes through the action of white mobile microsegments driven by a set of 23 cams combined with gears plus a triggering/synchronisation device.
de GRISOGONO at Baselworld 2011
The transition between one indication and the next involves the instantaneous 90° rotation of between 1 and 12 different segments. In one year, the function is activated 518,400 times and sets a massive 285 million parts into motion
Movement Hand-wound mechanical movement, DF 22-93 calibre, 111 jewels, 36-hour power reserve
Calibre dimensions 11.05 mm thick x 38.10 length x 34.70 mm width, matte movement finishing
Functions Central hours and minute analogue display on the upper dial, white mechanical digital display dual timezone at 6 o’clock
Case Curved rectangular in matte black titanium, 55 mm length x 51.40 mm width, black rubber correctors and crown guards
Crystal Sapphire crystal, front and back
Water resistance 30 m / 3 ATM
Dial Matte black brass with white hour markers, Two time-zone displays, analogue and mechanical digital, de GRISOGONO patent, White dauphine hands
Strap Matte black alligator leather, blackened titanium triple folding clasp