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Destructured hours: de Grisogono Meccanico dG Full Carbon

The futuristic timepiece is an updated version of the Fawaz Gruosi model presented in 2008 and consists of 651 components.

By Vincent Daveau

In order to find a purely mechanical way of displaying time digitally and analogical, the manufacture’s engineers and watchmakers had to rise to several challenges and even managed to patent one of the systems that drive the watch. A substantial amount of contemporary technologies have been used in the production of the Haute Horlogerie timepiece. These include the creation of components (LIGA and DRIE (Deep Reactive-Ion Etching)) which allow for the trendy display of two time zones.

The first one uses traditional hands and the second one uses 4, 5-mm long micro-segments just like the ones used in electronic watches with an LCD (Liquid Crystal Display) dial. The micro-segments are moved by cams and micrometric gears display the hours as well as the minutes of the second time zone on the dial. This timepiece is completely made of carbon and is water-resistant to 30 meters. It will be part of the celebration of the 15th anniversary of the brand founded by Fawaz Gruosi.

Technical information :

  • “Forged” carbon case
  • Manual-winding mechanical caliber of 651 components. Two time zones in two different displays: analogical and digital. 
  • Transparent dial and yellow indicators.
  • Round winding crowns and adjustment resembling Talon LIPs.
  • Water-resistant to 30 meters.
  • Yellow rubber strap.


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