“Blue chips” are known for economical reliability and profitability in good times and in bad times. Since the characteristic blue on the GRIEB & BENZINGER platinum masterpiece movements is not just a simple blue, but rather blue platinum coating developed by our workshops creatives, it stands for its own very special (and reliable!) value. With the Blue Chip models our favorite shade of blue has finally found its way onto the Boutique line of watches.
The GRIEB & BENZINGER masters have been commissioned with a very special timepiece for a watch connoisseur in the Middle East as personal gift for the holy month of Ramadan: the GREEN INSPIRATION. This inquiry from a Middle Eastern connoisseur has honored the masterful German watch experts as the meaning of the gift was quite impressive. Paying tribute to this distinguished commission, the watch material and colors for this timepiece were very carefully chosen, putting distinct emphasis on the color green in the center of the design. Green is the traditional color representing Islam. The eye-catching, two-part dial is extraordinarily deep: Arabic numerals on the upper hour scale with green dots marking the hours combine with a handcrafted, guilloché, green-colored base dial whose color shifts ever so slightly as the sun’s rays touch it.
GRIEB & BENZINGER proudly presents its 2014 spring top highlight: the BLUE MERIT, a tourbillon based on the famous, rare, and sought-after Tourbillon Pour le Mérite by A. Lange & Söhne. It took twelve months to transform the original timepiece into its final breathtaking form, one that is very characteristic of GRIEB & BENZINGER’s signature style. As the GRIEB & BENZINGER team journeyed to the edge of what is technically possible to modify the movement, it naturally took the artisans’ full attention and horological experience. Numerous details once again confirm that the complicated masterpieces of GRIEB & BENZINGER are more objets d’art than watches. With its solid 41 mm platinum case in typical GRIEB & BENZINGER style, the BLUE MERIT is another breathtakingly unique collector’s item that confirms the brand’s special position within the intimate sphere of luxury wristwatches.
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Earlier this year, a very unusual request arrived at our workshop from a customer who already owns several GRIEB & BENZINGER timepieces. As his son is a huge fan of aliens and space, his personal wish was to receive an alien-themed watch along the lines of the Area 51 legend realized for him by use of our famous horological techniques. Using well-known Hollywood movies featuring extraterrestrials as a model, the challenging project was realized using materials that allowed for a metalized liquid appearance.
Thanks to the extreme talent of our goldsmith, the final result looks unusual and amazing to say the least. Three-dimensional aliens with metalized surfaces and ruby-set eyes against a backdrop of a grey moon-surface dial with craters set with diamonds open a new era of our customer design.
The back of the watch displays the mechanical movement with in-house modifications like all our watches created in traditional craftsmanship. This movement is also blackened and continues the extraterrestrial theme: three-dimensional planets – of course prominently including Mother Earth – are set on the bridges providing an impression of the depths of space.
Housed in a solid 18K palladium white gold case and secured using an extra-short strap with red stitching, this Area 51 watch will ensure its future owner, a 12-year-old boy lucky to have a loving father to fulfill his horological dream, has a smile on his face. The price of the watch?… Finite, but the price of the smile is something that money cannot buy.
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Es freut uns so viele positive Berichte über die neue Griebe & Benzinger Kollektion “Shades of Grey” zu lesen. Hier sind verschiedene Links zu Luxusuhren Blogs und Webseiten.
Centurion Magazine, The Inspirer, The watch lounge, Luxury Launches, Nobelio, Luxurious Magazine, Watch Time Brasil, Orologie Cronografie, Presentwatch, Montre24
Für die exklusive Print Publikation “Simply Abu Dhabi”, ein Luxusmagazin aus dem mittleren Osten, hat sich Grieb & Benzinger von der Sheikh Zayed Grand Moschee in Abu Dhabi inspirieren lassen. Die Kombination von Gold und schwarz des Interieurs dieser Moschee findet sich in diesem Grieb & Benzinger Unikat wieder. Ein schöner und großer Artikel über diese Black Tulip Variante ist in der online Publikation von Simply Abu Dhabi zu lesen. Auch auf The Watch Lounge und Luxurious Magazine wurde über dieses massangefertigte Unikat geschrieben.
Dieses weltweit einzigartige Tourbillon zeigt sehr beeindruckend die außergewöhnlichen Handswerkskünste des Guillochierens, Hand-Skelettierens von Platine und Brücken. Auf Basis eines Patek Philippe Werkes wurde dieses Skelett Tourbillon erschaffen. Auch im Forbes Magazin wurde dieses Unikat mit einen Trommelwirbel gewürdigt. Das Blue Whirlwind Tourbillon von Grieb & Benzinger. Auch bei Forbes.
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