Grieb & Benzinger Blue Whirlwind with Skeletonized Patek Philippe Tourbillon Minute Repeater
Grieb & Benzinger are known for the mind-blowing show-stopper they make, in view of the most beautiful old pocket watch developments from Patek Philippe, Vacheron Constantin, Minerva chronographs and others.
The most current magnum opus from the “ experts of skeletonized watches ” is the Blue Whirlwind, a stunning skeletonized tourbillon minute repeater based an uncommon Patek Philippe type in a platinum case. A comparable show-stopper (anyway in a steel case) was given to Only Watch 2011 and sold for 1.4 million Euro!
Grieb & Benzinger found a rare Patek Philippe tourbillon minute repeater development, type RTO 27 PS, and did their thing with it; fully skeletonized, guilloché and engraved by hand. Indeed, even stuff wheels were decorated with guilloché and the 12 finely guilloché scaffolds and cocks covered with rhodium and rose gold. As though that were sufficiently not, an extra strange wheel, noticeable on the rear, replaces the first gold drive wheel for the tourbillon.
After the skeletonization and guilloché, the base plate was covered with blue platinum, a mark component of each and every exceptional Grieb & Benzinger piece that was created. The skeletonized authentic silver dial was decorated with a Breguet iced wrap up, utilizing the exemplary strategy, which is just by and by rehearsed thusly at Grieb & Benzinger. Furthermore they made the covertly covered up tourbillon noticeable through the dial. The whole work required 15 months, which was important to get every one of the 336 individual components treated in the regular Grieb & Benzinger characteristics.
The strong platinum case estimates 43 mm in measurement and isn’t just a staggeringly attractive and delightfully complicated watch, yet additionally an objet d’art for the wrist. This special piece is accessible for US$ 850,000 or € 650.000 (before charge). Compared to what in particular was paid for the Only Watch variant in steel, this is a deal. In any case, everything is relative of course.
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This article is composed by Frank Geelen, leader supervisor for Monochrome Watches .