Boutique german brand introduces a flying satellite inside a traditional dressy case.
The dial of the Moritz Grossmann Moon In Space features three celestial bodies. First is a large silver Moon. The relief texture is handcrafted and shows a lunar landscape with its characteristic rock formations. In front of the silver surface, two smaller dials with Arabic numerals come to the fore: the dial for the hours and minutes radiates in white grand-feu enamel. Its contrast cousin counts the seconds at the 7 o’clock mark in black grand-feu enamel. The ultra-fine, handcrafted stainless steel hands for the hours and minutes were annealed to a brown-violet hue, while the small seconds hand was polished to a glossy stainless steel finish.
A deep black case gets its chic look from a diamond-like carbon (DLC) treatment, where the stainless steel is carbon-coated in a chemical vapour deposition process. The result is a blackened, extremely hard surface permanently protected from scratches, wear and corrosion. With a diameter of 44.5 mm, the case is almost twice as large as the just 26.0 mm Calibre 102.0 – manually wound and adjusted in five positions. Despite its small dimensions, the calibre has a classic 3/5 plate structure and features all of the characteristic Grossmann elements, such as the stepped balance cock with micrometer screw, the separately removable winding block and the mass-optimised balance. The sapphire crystal display back provides an open view of the mechanical workings of the movement elements. The production of Moritz Grossmann Moon In Space is limited to eight watches worldwide.
Jul. 14, 2019