Last year’s Atum Pure Steel by Moritz Grossmann was not just one of my favourite releases from Baselworld 2016, but for the year. This year, they have added a new Atum to the collection, with a white grand feu enamel dial.
The enamel dial is made of two parts welded together, as you can see; the core larger dial plus the slightly sunken sub dial. The design is very traditional, with the black Roman numerals on a white dial, but with a blue ’12’. Hands are steel, handmade, and heated to a brown colour. The use of a blue ’12’ is that touch which for me, really makes this watch.
Inside the 41mm case is the in-house Calibre manual-wind 100.1 with a two-thirds plate in untreated German silver German silver bridges. With horizontal Glashütte ribbing and snailing on the ratchet wheel, it has markedly more intricate hand finishing and engraving than in the mesh model. It has a shock-resistant Grossmann balance, adjustments can be done with a Grossmann micrometer screw on a cantilevered balance cock and 42 hours of power reserve.
The movement has Moritz Grossmann’s (hacking) stop seconds, that you operate both by using the crown and the pusher beneath it at 4 o’clock. Pulling the crown out stops the seconds hand during time setting. Once that has been done, use the pusher to restart the movement by disabling the setting mode.
The Atum Fired Enamel is a Limited edition watch with just 25 pieces each in rose gold and white gold. The Australian RRP is AUD $51,000 for the rose gold version and $53,000 for the white gold. Their Australian dealer is Define Watches.