Russian watch enthusiasts have long been loyal clients of GRIEB & BENZINGER. Thus, we have created something special for them just in time for the Olympic winter games in Sochi 2014: a special “St. George” model. Saint George, the patron saint of Russia, who can be seen in the center of the double-eagle breast plate of the national coat of arms, was skeletonized and engraved by hand right into the movement in typical
GRIEB & BENZINGER fashion. Looking closely, the fine details of St. George riding high on his steed defeating the dragon with his lance, can be recognized even without a loupe, fascinating in its fine, handcrafted perfection. It is so unmistakable, in fact, that GRIEB & BENZINGER’s usual, meticulous two-tone, two-part, hand-guilloché, regulator-style dial is almost relegated to the background.
A very special element of this watch is the dial cutaway positioned at 6 o’clock, which reveals a view of the blue platinum-coated base plate, a detail that was borrowed for this special edition from the brand’s exclusive PLATINUM line. The “St. George” will be produced in a very limited edition of 7 pieces.
Solid 18K palladium white gold case, diameter 43 mm, completely skeletonized, engraved and guilloché by hand, St. George statue hand-skeletonized and hand-engraved into gear train bridge, blue platinum coated hand-guilloché base-plate, hand-made blue alligator skin strap.
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