To mark their thirteenth anniversary this month, Moritz Grossmann have launched a special anniversary model placed within its Benu Heritage collection called the TREMBLAGE.
Available in a 41mm case (11.35mm thick) in either rose gold or stainless steel, the name refers to the manner in which the hand decorated dial’s texture has been achieved. It is an uncommon form of dial surface, and some of you may have a niggling memory of having seen it before in another German watch – it was used in a limited edition of A.Lange & Söhne’s Zeitwerk.
The German silver dial of the new TREMBLAGE has a grained frosted looking surface finish that is made up of thousands of hand-engraved indentations produced by the eponymously named technique.
One thing of note is that the numerals and historical “M.Grossmann” logo from 1875 are not applied on top of this dial – the dial is cut and sections removed so that the logo, numerals and seconds remain and rise above the dial’s surface. They are all given a flat polish finish and then, the tremblage finishing is undertaken, at Glashütte. The completion of one dial by the engraver will take a couple of days. The hands are stainless steel, hand-finished into the distinctive Grossmann brown-violet colour, or blue.
As mentioned, the case is in either rose gold or stainless steel. The crowns and pushers are also in the same metal as the case. Through the open case back is the manually wound Grossmann Calibre 100.1. With a 2/3 plate and pillars made from untreated German silver, it beats at 18,000VPH and has a power reserve of 42 hours.
It features a Grossmann balance, modified Glashütte stopwork with backlash, adjustment with Grossmann micrometer screw on cantilevered balance cock, hand-engraved balance cock and escape-wheel cock, grained train bridge, snailing on the ratchet wheel, raised gold chatons with pan-head screws, Grossmann balance, Breguet terminal curve, and a stop seconds.
Coming on an alligator strap with a matched metal butterfly clasp, the rose gold TREMBLAGE anniversary model has a price of EUR 42,300 (excluding taxes) and the stainless steel model will set you back EUR 31,000 (excluding taxes). You can get it either from your nearest AD or from their online store.
[Photo credit: Moritz Grossmann]