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The New Moritz Grossmann Benu Heritage Power Reserve Salmon

The combination hardly gets any better: steel case, salmon dial, blued hands, and an exquisite movement from Germany.

| By Denis Peshkov | 3 min read |

The brand Moritz Grossmann comes from the renowned German watchmaker Carl Moritz Grossmann, who founded the original company in 1854. Today, Moritz Grossmann is one of the few watch manufacturers based in Glashütte that keeps the German watchmaking tradition alive along with the neighbouring A. Lange & Söhne, Glashütte Original, Nomos, etc. We recently reviewed the Moritz Grossmann Power Reserve Vintage, a stylish watch that perfectly blends classic elegance, contemporary aesthetics and technological innovation. Today we are happy to present another Grossmann creation, the Benu Heritage Power Reserve Salmon, with a slightly different look and feel.

Moritz Grossmann watch designs, the Benu Heritage family included, are characterized by clean lines, refined dials, and balanced proportions, and the new Benu Power Reserve Salmon is exemplary. The three-part stainless steel case measures 41mm in diameter and 11.65mm high. It features a delicate filigree bezel that turns attention to the solid silver, salmon-coloured dial with the recessed small seconds subdial at 6 o’clock and a narrow aperture for the linear power reserve indicator above the centre.

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For the new Power Reserve Salmon, Moritz Grossmann chose elegant blue Arabic numerals as seen on MG’s Central Seconds and Enamel Arabic timepieces. The minute track and the subdial markings are in blue, too; the manually crafted steel hands are heat blued. The spacious dial under the sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment is very legible, and the blue and white power reserve indicator is adding a sporty feel to this otherwise classic-looking Moritz Grossmann watch, created with attention to detail that is evident in every aspect, from the hands and indices to the case and crown.

Speaking of the crown. It is used to wind the watch and set the time, and there’s also a pusher below the crown to start the watch – and this has to be explained as this is a feature common to other models across the MG collections. Moritz Grossmann invented the time-setting mechanism to prevent dust from getting inside the case when the crown is pulled and to avoid accidental hand adjustment when the crown is pushed back. Operation is easy. For the time setting, the crown is pulled, and the watch stops, but once the job is finished, there’s no need to push the crown back. The movement is restarted by the pusher, and the crown returns to the winding mode.

The movement incorporating this innovative engineering and powering the watch is the manually wound, traditionally-looking calibre 100.2, packed with special technical features. The transparent caseback of the Benu Heritage Power Reserve Salmon showcases exquisite movement finishing paired with the brand’s technical expertise, intent on preserving traditional watchmaking techniques, such as hand-engraving and manual finishing, like those found on the hand-engraved balance cock.

Moritz Grossmann produces watches sought after by enthusiasts – who appreciate the combination of exceptional design, precision, and heritage – in limited quantities, ensuring exclusivity and a sense of rarity, and the new Benu Heritage Power Reserve Salmon is offered as a limited edition of 50, the price is EUR 29,300 (taxes excluded). The watch is worn on a hand-stitched navy-blue alligator leather strap, which completes the colour scheme of this new stainless steel reference.

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3 responses

  1. Way TOO EXPENSIVE for a basic watch with power reserve. For the same money or less you get a golden LANGE. Come on guys, get yourselves together…

  2. Best to buy slightly used a from Gray market dealer. The list prices are way too high.

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