Moritz Grossmann - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XIII Hong Kong Thursday, November 25, 2021 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: Moritz Grossmann
    Year: Circa 2015
    Reference No: 001.C-211-11-1
    Movement No: 241
    Case No: 10'268
    Model Name: Benu Power Reserve
    Material: 18K pink gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal.100.2, 26 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Crocodile
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K pink gold Mortiz Grossmann deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 41mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Moritz Grossmann warranty stamped Independence (Hong Kong) Limited dated 3rd June 2015, instruction manual, purchase invoice, cloth, magnifying glass, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Moritz Grossmann set foot in the world of independent watchmaking in 2008 from Glashütte Germany. In the spirit of 19th century watchmaker Moritz Grossmann, the brand released its first timepiece named after a phoenix in Egyptian mythology, the Benu, and eventually became the code to naming all collection after gods of the mythical including Tefnut and Atum.

    Distinguishes itself by its fineness on details and individuality, the Benu Power Reserve features a celebration to simplicity and class with a touch of modernity. Designed with a bar-shaped aperture under the brand’s logo reveals a linear display of power reserve indication. As the wearer wounds the timepiece, the display of red within the bar will decrease as its gaining power. To the observant connoisseurs with an eye for detail, the elegantly tapered hands seemingly black from afar, reveals an intriguing brown-violet hue with added charm, the colour is achieved by a heating process beyond the temperature typically used to achieve blued steel hands. Paying homage to the 19th century pocket watches, the immaculately finished movement with matching brown-violet screws and beautiful hand engraved balance cock can be enjoyed under the ample display of the sapphire caseback. Deviced with practicality in mind, the mechanism is also fitted with a hack seconds function. Unusual at first, a quick pull of the crown allows the time to be set, but the seconds hand remains stationary. The pusher at 4 o’clock allows the second hand to regain motion to ensure precision.

    Tastefully done, the present timepiece sits with comfort on the wrist and slides easily under the cuffs. With a production rate of about only 200 watches per year, the Benu Power Reserve is a true representation of old-world classicism with modernity. Furthermore, the present example is offered in excellent condition by its original owner and accompanied with its full accessories.

Property from the Original Owner


Ref. 001.C-211-11-1
A fine and attractive pink gold wristwatch with small seconds, power reserve indication, warranty and presentation box

Circa 2015
41mm diameter
Case, dial, movement and clasp signed

HK$65,000 - 125,000 

Sold for HK$201,600

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XIII

Hong Kong Auctions 25-26 November 2021