de Grisogono founder reveals New Retro


de Grisogono founder Fawaz Gruosi has revealed a very personal labour of love, the chic New Retro.

Gruosi equates the stylish timepiece to wearing a bespoke outfit, saying: “This collection is entirely rooted in the idea that the whole concept of wearing a watch is similar to wearing a chic and timeless bespoke outfit.

“This also explains why it took me so long to achieve perfection in the shape, style and proportions of this watch. A piece that subtly combines vintage delights with modern touches. The New Retro encapsulates values relating both to vision and tradition. I wanted the New Retro to be unforgettable, for it to exude a feeling of elegance and the wealth of the past, as well as expressing a taste for things that are beautiful in their own right, things that are never lacking in style.”

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The high jewellery and watch brand present five models of the New Retro collection with four examples in either white or rose gold cases and one model in black PVD-treated stainless steel.

The two-hand, 50mm wide watch is time-only with two cutouts either side of the dial and identical rounded sapphire crystals front and back giving the impression that both the dial and movement are suspended in a transparent frame.

Inside, the self-winding Calibre DG 10-01 boasts a gold rotor with new ‘blackened’ appearance and decorated with a openwork scrolling pattern. The watches feature a 42-hour power reserve and are water resistant to 3ATM. The New Retro models are secured on black alligator straps with triple folding clasps of matching metal.

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