Moritz Grossmann Shines A Spotlight In A Second

Moritz Grossmann Shines A Spotlight In A Second

With this new model, Moritz Grossmann places the spotlight on the second as a unit of time, fusing sporty elegance in stainless steel with a radiant finish and luminescent effect in the dark.

With its new model CENTRAL SECOND, Moritz Grossmann pays tribute to the social and technological significance of this unit of time. While conventionally the small second hand is placed in the six o’clock position in the bottom third of the dial on Grossmann watches, here a large-scale second hand is positioned in the centre of the highly refined dial.

CENTRAL SECOND combines a case made from polished steel with a charmingly elegant feel and superb functionality. Schönstes deutsches Handwerk made in Germany that unites the highest degree of craftsmanship with a mechanism that simply functions perfectly.

It is offered in a non-limited edition comprising a blue dial embellished with high-quality sunray finish. The type of finish used here lends the dial a luminous blue tone that makes it glow in various shades depending on the light present. The intricate finish is based on fine strokes that are barely perceptible to the human eye, but radiate out from the middle of the dial, making them reminiscent of delicate rays of sunshine.

A striking contrast to this is provided by the numerals in a rich white and the polished steel hands in white. Filled with HyCeram Luminex, they also make it easy for the wearer to read the time, even in the dark. This hybrid ceramic comprises powerful luminescent pigments that glow in the dark intensively, are long-lasting and produce a beautifully bright green colour.

Grossmann’s designers used the calibre 100.1 to devise the new calibre 100.11 for the timepiece. To keep the second hand rotating in the centre of the dial, the force of the mainspring is transferred from the third wheel to the new central second wheel via an additional intermediate wheel in the centre of the movement. To ensure that the overall look is harmonious and also homogeneous, all the components of the train bridge are aligned on one level. For this purpose, both the train bridge and ratchet wheel were extended in height.

The version with a blue dial and HyCeram Luminex hands comes in an unlimited edition. The CENTRAL SECOND with a salmon-coloured dial is limited to 25 watches worldwide. RRP €25,800.00 (incl. VAT)

Technical Specifications:

VersionStainless steel Blue, Stainless steel Salmon
Movement100.11, manually wound, adjusted in five positions
No. of parts198
No. of jewelsof which one in a pressed gold chaton, 22
EscapementLever escapement
OscillatorGustav Gerstenberger geometry, Nivarox 1 balance spring, Shock-resistant Grossmann balance with 4 inertia and 2 poising screws, with No. 80 Breguet terminal curve
BalanceDiameter: 14.2 mm, Frequency: 18,000 semi-oscillations per hour
Power reserve42 hours when fully wound
Operating elementscrown for winding the watch and setting the time, pusher to start the movement
FunctionsHours, minutes and seconds, seconds with stop second, Grossmann manual winder with pusher
Casestainless steel, three part
Case DimensionsDiameter: 41.0 mm, height: 12.00 mm
Movement dimensionsDiameter: 36.4 mm, height: 5.30 mm
Dialblue with sunray finish/salmon-coloured, solid silver
Handsblued steel/polished steel with filling of HyCeram Luminex (hour and minute hand), Hand-crafted, steel or stainless steel
Crystal / display backSapphire crystal, antireflective coating on one side
Special Featurescentral second wheel, sunburst decoration on the ratchet wheel, Grossmann balance, Grossmann manual winder with pusher for uncoupling the handsetting mode and restarting the movement, space saving and modified Glashütte stopwork with backlash, adjustment with Grossmann micrometer screw on a cantilevered balance cock, pillar movement with 2/3 plate and frame pillars in untreated German silver, 2/3 plate, balance cock and escape-wheel cock hand-engraved, broad horizontal Glashütte ribbing, separately removable clutch winder, stop seconds for handsetting
StrapKudu leather
CloserPin buckle
Closer materialstainless steel
Strap lengthXS (-1 cm), Normal, XL (+1 cm)

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