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Thursday, November 15, 2012

Pearls of wisdom:GRIEB & BENZINGER PEARL BLOSSOM Skeletonised watch

Sometimes a single phone call can change everything.

Until now, the BLOSSOM, the only watch in the world that is completely skeletonised, guilloché and engraved by hand by GRIEB & BENZINGER, has only been available for men. However, a report in a luxury magazine in Dubai from the summer of 2012 was destined to change all this; a Russian businesswoman, who is also a passionate watch and jewellery connoisseur, became aware of the personal service available by GRIEB & BENZINGER.

Now the stunning new skeletonised watch known as PEARL BLOSSOM has been created thanks to her interest and foresight.

Following a few telephone calls and e-mails with the GRIEB & BENZINGER workshop, it became clear that a new BLOSSOM for female watch lovers was a must!

The exceptionally elegant PEARL BLOSSOM, is a feminine variation of the classic skeletonised watch in a 43 mm red gold case set with 2.55 ct. The watch also features top Wesselton diamonds and an alligator skin strap in a creamy mother-of-pearl colour.

The new feminine version adds to the BLOSSOM family, whose masculine version –  the BLACK TULIP – was created only a year ago on the special request of a US pop star.

Skeletonised Watch PEARL BLOSSOM

Full skeletonisation in floral pattern - elegant, exceptional. The movement has been skeletonised, guilloché and engraved fully by hand. Solid 18-karat red gold case 43 mm in diameter and set with 2.55 ct diamonds. Alligator skin strap in a creamy mother-of-pearl colour with an 18-karat gold buckle.

(38,500 €, net ex Germany // 45,815 € incl. 19% VAT)

Skeletonised Watch BLACK TULIP

Full skeletonisation in floral pattern - mysterious, impressive. The movement has been skeletonised, guilloché, engraved and blackened fully by hand. Solid 18-karat red gold case 43 mm in diameter. Black alligator skin strap with an 18-karat gold buckle.

(33,900 €, net ex Germany // 40,340 € incl. 19% VAT)

Christmas Coral: Christopher Ward W60 Coral Ceramic watches

Christopher Ward has just introduced a new range of high-tech ceramic watches, not for men, but for women.  The light and extremely tough ceramic used on the Coral W60’s bezel was originally developed for the heat shield of the space shuttle.

Combined with the hand-finished marine grade stainless steel case, it gives the Coral W60 a strikingly clean look, making it as beautiful as it is tough.

The watches run on a Ronda quartz movement. Starting at £499, they're just about within the Christmas budget.

Christopher Ward has carved a sometimes controversial niche as being the British designed Swiss-made watchmaker who has almost single-handedly brought Swiss watch prices down to man (and woman) in the street prices, while the quality and care one expects of a Swiss watch is still inherent in every model.

The company also offers what they call 360 degree service – all round customer care, which includes a 60 day warranty on every watch.


Diameter: 33mm
Height: 8.6mm
Calibre: Ronda 705.3
Case: 316L stainless/steel with ceramic bezel
Water resistance: 10 atm / 100 metres
Strap: 316L stainless steel/ceramic
Dial: White

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