Blue Merit | Unicum

Blue Merit | Unicum

Watchcase

Solid 41 mm diameter platinum case with anti-reflective, domed sapphire crystal and flat sapphire crystal on case back. Screw-in guilloché bezel, screw-in guilloché case back with sapphire crystal. Navy blue alligator skin strap with platinum buckle. Hand-skeletonized Sterling silver dial decorated with original Breguet frosted finish.

Movement

The movement is based on one of only 200 original Lange & Söhne Pour le Mérite Tourbillon. It was a matter dear to the GRIEB & BENZINGER masters` heart to create this amazing masterpiece. Within twelve months, the movement was completely modified to comply with the style characteristic of GRIEB & BENZINGER. This intense horological work took the artisans’ full attention. In hand-skeletonizing and guilloché the base plate, the team at GRIEB & BENZINGER journeyed to the edge of what is possible.

 

Since the fine guilloché on the plates and bridges necessitated moving original drillings by less than one-twentieth of a millimeter, the movement needed to be carefully reassembled, adjusted, disassembled numerous times and finally assembled in order to guarantee full, harmonious functioning of the great number of components and hidden bolts and pins.

And as if that were not enough, one more bridge had to be created due to the skeleton works and the modified layout. Every single cock and bridge was skeletonized by hand, guilloché by hand and coated with rhodium and rose gold. Even the gear wheels were also embellished with fine guilloché. Finally, the base plate was coated with blue platinum, a signature element of every single, unique GRIEB & BENZINGER piece.

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