It’s almost half a year ago that Grönefeld’s Parallax Tourbillon was awarded “best tourbillon” in its class. For the Dutch brothers a good reason to launch the watch at Baselworld 2015, in a very limited edition of just 5 pieces in a platinum case that remained 43 mm x 12.5 mm.
To make the watch even more desirable, the dial was done in salmon. Salmon and platinum (or white gold), is a stunning combination that’s not seen that often. The dial is made in solid Sterling Silver 925, gold plated frosted surface, with diamond cut bevels. The hands are of course flame-blued and look just great with the salmon dial.
The dials of Grönefeld watches are always all about details and this limited edition may be even more, like the diamond cut bevels, the hours- minutes dial, power reserve indicator, setting-winding indicator and raised seconds dial to minimalize a parallax error.
On request there is even a diamond set pink gold version available.
For a more extended description of the watch, I refer to the introduction article about the Parallax Tourbillon, that you can find HERE.
Tim & Bart Grönefeld can be found at Baselworld (Halle 2.0 Stand C03).
Features and indications
Flying one minute Tourbillon
Hours and minutes
Power reserve and Winding-Setting indicator
Innovative Winding-Setting Mechanism with Hacking Seconds
In-house caliber G-03
Case and dial
Case material: Platinum Pt950
Engraving: Grönefeld. Limited 5 pieces. Platinum. Serial Number.
Case dimensions: 43 mm x 12.5 mm
Sapphire crystals: Top domed with anti-reflective treatment both sides; flat display back with antireflective treatment on both sides
Water resistance: 3atm/30m/100 feet
Crown: White Gold Rhodium Plated, Engraved “G” logo and push to set/wind function
Dial: Solid Sterling Silver 925, Gold plated frosted surface, with diamond cut bevels. Hours- Minutes dial, power reserve indicator, setting-winding indicator. Raised seconds dial to minimalize a parallax error.
Hands: Flame-blued steel extended Lancette hands and hand polished centers. Large counter poised seconds hand. Strap and buckle: Hand-sewn matte blue alligator leather and platinum buckle with engraved Grönefeld logo
Caliber G-03: Mechanical hand winding, flying one-minute stainless steel tourbillon, power-reserve indicator, hacking seconds and setting mechanism indicator.
Dimensions: 34mm (15 1/4 ’’’) x 9.5 mm
Number of parts: 278
Number of jewels: 27 jewels set in solid gold chatons
Power reserve: 72 hours
Balance wheel: 10 mm free sprung balance wheel Balance frequency: 21’600 vph / 3Hz
Balance spring: Phillips terminal over-coil curve, Geneva-style stud. ELINVAR spring by Nivarox®
Escapement: Straight Swiss lever escapement
Main Plate: Hand spotted rhodium-plated nickel silver
Bridges: Stainless steel and beveled an polished by hand, micro-blasted, circular grain on the top, relief engraved on micro blasted surface
Winding-Setting mechanism: Push function crown for selecting winding or setting
Power reserve mechanism: Classic Breguet style by means of a cone moving up and down on the threaded barrel arbor