Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Command performance: Fine Arabian Stallions Timed by GRIEB & BENZINGER
Now it’s a case of GRIEB & BENZINGER, fulfillers of horological dreams and fine watch wishes.
To realise the desire of a watch collector and horse enthusiast from the Arabian region, GRIEB & BENZINGER specially created the POLARIS from 2011’s BOUTIQUE Collection in solid white gold and palladium alloy.
Due to the owner’s passion for Arabian stallions, the watch for this collector needed to incorporate a colour scheme that would complement a special saddle especially made for him together with made-to-measure riding boots and the steel fittings of a riding harness.
A white-gold-and-honey-brown combination allowed GRIEB & BENZINGER to fulfill the client’s custom order. The watch is crafted in the subtle white gold and palladium alloy with a hand-guilloché bezel and a solid case.
The mechanical movement, as with all GRIEB & BENZINGER watches, was created in-house using only traditional craftsmanship, machines and tools: skeletonisation, guilloché and engraving were all completed by hand.
The multi-part dial, the hand-guilloché and semi-skeletonised caseback dial allows a view of the technical movement modification of the hour and minute indications. It is crafted in solid Sterling silver and glows with a white Breguet frosted finish, a technique that is currently only applied by GRIEB & BENZINGER. The applied red gold skeletonised dial elements hover gracefully over the base dial.
And the price for such artistry? €36.850 net price (excluding tax) in a white gold and palladium alloy (€43.850 incl. VAT Germany/EU).