Friday, February 17, 2017

Moritz Grossmann – ATUM Polo Gold Edition

Moritz GrossmannATUM Polo Gold Special Edition

Moritz Grossmann reappointed Official Timekeeper at 

Moritz Grossmann is supporting the 17th tournament with ATUM Polo models for the winners

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From 18 February to 10 March 2017, Moritz Grossmann again has the privilege of cosponsoring the DUBAI POLO GOLD CUP 2017 alongside Julius Baer and serving the tournament as its Official Timekeeper.

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For the four players of the winning team, Moritz Grossmann's watchmakers created four special-edition ATUM Polo watches: 2 in rose gold and 2 in white gold. Their prominent hallmarks: the hand-engraved DPGC 2017 signature in the case flank and the striking gold mesh beneath the sapphire crystal.

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During the finals on 10 March 2017, the public can discover the classic versions of the ATUM as well as all of the other models of the Moritz Grossmann manufacture. At that point, the motto is again: great polo meets pure watchmaking artistry.

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The Al Habtoor Polo Resort & Club is a location worthy of the "Game of Kings" in every respect. Thanks to the initiative of Mohammed Al Habtoor, a latest-generation polo centre and academy was created on the outskirts of metropolitan Dubai. Polo history is being written again precisely where the sport was conceived over 2500 years ago.

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In 17 years, the DUBAI POLO GOLD CUP has advanced to become the most prestigious tournament in the Middle East. A year ago, Moritz Grossmann CEO Christine Hutter presented four watches to the winning team of United Arab Emirates Polo captained by Her Highness Shaikha Maitha bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.

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We look forward to exciting games with a magnificent finale and awards ceremony on 10 March 2017. Moritz Grossmann wishes the teams much luck, success, and unforgettable days in Dubai.

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Model: ATUM Polo Gold

Manufacture calibre 100.1
, manually wound, adjusted in five positions
Diameter: 36.4 mm, height: 5.0 mm
No. of parts: 198
No. of jewels: 20, of which 3 in screwed gold chatons
Escapement: Lever escapement
Oscillation system:
Shock-resistant 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

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Special features:
Grossmann balance; handsetting override and start of movement with lateral pusher; space-saving modified Glashütte stopwork with backlash; adjustment with Grossmann micrometer screw on cantilevered balance cock; pillar movement with:

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  • 2/3 plate and pillars made of untreated German silver; 
  • 2/3 plate, balance cock and escape-wheel cock hand-engraved; broad horizontal Glashütte ribbing;
  • 3-band snailing on the ratchet wheel; raised gold chatons with pan-head screws; 
Separately removable clutch winding mechanism; stop seconds for handsetting

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Operating elements:
Crown in 750/000 gold to wind the watch and set the time,
pusher in 750/000 gold to start the movement
Hours and minutes, subsidiary seconds with stop seconds,
Grossmann manual winder with pusher
Three-part, in 750/000 rose or white gold,  with lateral "DPGC 2017" engraving
Diameter: 41.0 mm, height: 11.35 mm
Crystal and caseback: Sapphire crystal,
antireflective coating on one side, gold mesh beneath the crystal
Solid silver, hour markers in solid gold
Hands: Manually crafted, steel
Hand-stitched alligator strap with prong buckle in precious metal

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VOUTILAINEN – Vingt-8 ISO White Gold


 Project Description

The Vingt-8 ISO watch bears an original display of hours and minutes, functioning as follows:

  • At the top of each hour, the minute hand overlaps the hour hand.
  • On every half hour, the minute and hours hands are opposite.
  • The circle of minutes turns at the same rate as the hour hand for easy reading.
  • The angle between the hour hand and the minute hand remains the same regardless of the time.
  • The position of the hour and minute hands, with respect to the other is always according to the minutes, whatever the hour is.
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Daniel Kahneman, world renowned psychologist and Nobel Prize laureate in economics for Creating the field of Behavioral Economics, published Thinking, Fast and Slow; In what he describes two different ways to brain form thoughts – System 1 and System 2.

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Telling time by looking at a wrist watch is a result of a System 1 activity: a glance suffices because the « code » is so deep and familiar that in an instant you know the time without having to think twice.

The Vingt-8 ISO counters this code; Conforming to Kahneman’s System 2 behavior. You can not read the time; You have to switch to System 2. It now creates a more intimate and reflective relationship with this watch – it takes a few seconds now to « know » the time; But you know the time « better » with the Vingt-8 ISO because your attention is keener. You definitely intellectual-have a deeper relationship with this watch Because System 1 is no longer modus operandi.

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The Voutilainen Twenty-eight wristwatch perfectly encapsulates the philosophy of Kari Voutilainen. Its elegant and strong mechanism is housed in a stylish and robust case. The in-house movement of the Twenty-Eight was designed, built, fabricated, finished and assembled in its entirety in Voutilainen workshop. The design and philosophy of the movement combines respect for longevity and precision with classical watchmaking tradition.

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The movement has a very large scale manufactured in-house, allowing perfect regulation of the watch to within tolerances. To equip such an exceptional timepiece, a very rare and unique balance-spring system has been used. Phillips overcoil, while the internal curve uses the little known Grossmann curve.

The escapement makes the movement very special; This is the first watch to have two escapement wheels in such a configuration. The escapement wheels give a direct impulse to the balance through the impulse roller / jewel.

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This escapement is extremely efficient and requires much less energy than traditional lifting escapements, offering benefits in terms of longevity and stability in day-to-day use. The balance-wheel bridge is sublimely elegant, offering an unimpeded view of the escapement and balance. It also allows the enthusiast to admire the synchronized movements of the escapement wheels.

The watch is finished to the highest standards. The surfaces of pinions and wheels are completely flat and highly polished to exceptionally uniform tolerances. All finishing work on the main plate and bridges is by hand to achieve the highest possible levels of surface finish. Screws and all steel parts are finished and polished by hand.

Technical Characteristics

Model: Voutilainen Vingt-8 ISO

Mechanical hand-wound, Vingt-8 calibre
Designed, made and finished in the Voutilainen workshops, 33 jewels, 
18,000 vib/h, new escapement with two escape wheels and direct impulse,  
Breguet/Grossmann balance-spring, plate and bridges in German silver, pink gold wheels, 
65-hour power reserve
Balance: Free sprung balance
(with Grossman interior curve and Philips exterior curve, beating at 18,000 vph).
Diameter of balance wheel is 13.60mm.
Jewels: 33
Movement size: ø 30.00 mm x 5.60 mm
Guilloché silver
Engine turned by hand with applied gold numerals
Hands: Gold and steel, handmade
All manufacturing, construction, fabrication, hand finishing and assembly in the Voutilainen workshop.
18K white gold, 18-carat gold crown.
Case size: ø 39.00 mm  x 12.30 mm
Sapphire glass front and back, with anti-reflection treatment on front.
All design, manufacturing, construction, fabrication, hand finishing and assembly in the Voutilainen workshop
Matching 18K white gold tang buckle and hand sewn crocodile strap.

Year: 2017
Kari Voutilainen
Voutilainen Horlogerie d’Art
Comblémine 2
2112 Môtiers | Switzerland
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Fax +41 32 861 4833