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Benzinger Open Subscription Blue Engine

Benzinger Open Subscription Blue Engine

The Benzinger Open Subscription Blue Engine Men’s Manual winding Luxury watch. Featuring a 42mm Stainless Steel case, impressive Silver dial, and outstanding precision, this timepiece showcases the premium design and quality that independent German watchmaker Benzinger is renowned for.

AU$15,350.00 (AU$13,954.55 ex GST for deliveries outside Australia)

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Benzinger Open Subscription Blue Engine


Jochen Benzinger Open Subscription Blue Engine

Special Edition exclusively designed for Define Watches Australia.

The ‘Engine’ ennobling style conveys a modern feel via its contemporary lines and geometric engraving. The even style is somewhat more contemporary than the floral design and, as such, reflects a more mechanical aesthetic.  The movement is skillfully skeletonised to give the impression of uniformity and functionality with concentric circle patterns and tight Barley pattern guilloching.

The combination of a blued ground plate, sterling silver open dial and polished steel case is masculine, modern, balanced and sophisticated. Despite the open dial design and skeletonised movement, the time is simple to read thanks to the clearly marked hour/minute dial and small second sub dial. This is a very special piece that showcases Jochen Benzinger’s ennobling talents without compromising functionality.

Because each Benzinger timepiece is made as a unikat (one off), Jochen offers the opportunity to design and customise certain aspects of the movement and overall ennobling style to create a very special & personal piece. As such, a Benzinger timepiece is more than a watch, it is a work of art to be enjoyed and admired for an eternity.

Case: 42mm high-grade stainless steel case made in Pforzheim, Germany, with screwed-in strap lugs, engraved onion crown and screwed strap lugs. Sapphire Cristal case front and exhibition case back with anti-reflective coating.
Movement: Hand-guilloched, hand-engraved and hand-skeletonized, ebauched ETA 6498, hand winding movement with off centre hour and minute indication.
Dial: Hand-guilloched and hand-skeletonized Sterling silver dial with original Breguet frost finish. Open dial showcasing flame-blued screws and Breguet-style hands, blue platinum coated ground plate and white balance spring and gear wheels.
Band: Hand-sewed alligator leather band with double folding clasp.

What is the art of Guilloche?
Guilloché (or guilloche) is a decorative technique whereby a very precise, intricate and repetitive pattern is mechanically engraved into an underlying material. It was developed between the 1600-1700s as part of the “royal craft” of art-reversing. From these princely beginnings, the watchmakers of the 18th and 19th century developed the beautiful Guilloche machines, with which, for example, Breguet cut its unique dials. At the beginning of the twentieth century, the court jeweller of the Russian Tsar, Fabergé, brought the art of Guilloche to its fullest perfection. He used the guilloche technique as a base for his famous enamel work, which culminated in the renowned Fabergé eggs. Today, thanks to the renaissance of mechanical clocks and watches, a limited number of high-quality manufacturers are still offering their products with hand-guilloched dials, which are still unmatched in their classic appearance. Jochen Benzinger is a master in this field.

What is the art of engraving?
Engraving is as old as mankind itself. People used cutting tools at all times to decorate jewellery and utensils. The engraving art in Europe in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries reached its climax when armour and weapons were artfully engraved. In the sixteenth century, Albrecht Dürer brought this work to a new heyday when, using the same tools as Jochen Benzinger uses in his studio today, he cut the copper-printing blocks for his famous prints. Nowadays there are very few specialists who know the techniques of this craft. Hand-engraving in horology is a highly valued attribute on any timepiece. Benzinger watches feature this finish with flourish and skill.

What is the art of skeletonising?
Skeletonising is a refinement method for giving a new, individual character to closed movements. Parts of the movement are removed by a goldsmith’s saw to reveal the direct view into and through the mechanical movement. The view of the movement is made possible by a sapphire crystal, exhibition case back in all models. The imbued creative energy of Jochen Benzinger is brought to the fore in his bespoke skeletonising creations. Each piece is skilfully crafted to highlight the beauty of the mechanical movement beating within – a pleasure to observe and a privilege to wear.


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