TEFNUT 1001 Nights Milanese White Gold
As the king fell in love with her and made her his queen, Scheherazade – the legendary storyteller of 1000 tales – would certainly have fallen in love with the dazzlingly beautiful TEFNUT 1001 Nights timepiece. This magnificent jeweled watch brings to life Scheherazade’s enchanting tales of the Arabian Nights with radiant diamonds, handcrafted mother-of-pearl inlay and an elaborate, solid gold Milanese bracelet.
Inspired by the beauty and mysticism of the Orient, Moritz Grossmann has created a watch with a magical aura that combines the art of watchmaking with the art of jewelry design with the highest degree of perfection. The delicate detail of the dial takes the observer into a mysterious nocturnal landscape of ever-changing sand dunes lit by a silvery moon and star-studded sky. Each element is painstakingly assembled by hand using tiny precision-cut, mother-of-pearl plates. Due to the varying colours of the mother-of-pearl inlays, each image is a unique specimen that casts a glow of its own to transform the image when it is hit by different light sources. Another enchanting aspect of the TEFNUT 1001 Nights is the graduated bezel, set with 60 white, brilliant-cut diamonds which frames the dial in a halo of light. The final touch of rarity on this magnificent timepiece is the dial with its asymmetrical guilloche finish that radiates outward to embrace the gentle upward curve of the outer dial for a seamless transition from timepiece to work of art.
The subtly of white gold provides the perfect backdrop for the shimmering diamond features and allows the detail of the dial to shine though in all its beauty.
Movement: Manufactory calibre 102.0, manual winding, regulated in five positions
Special features: Shock-resistant balance with inertia and poising screws, impulse pin integrated in rim; flat balance spring; balance staff with integrated safety roller; index adjuster with Grossmann
micrometer screw; pillar movement with 3/5 plate, frame pillars and separately removable clutch winder; frame parts in untreated German silver; raised gold chatons with pan-head
screws; remodified Glashütte stop work with backlash; mainspring barrel with bilateral jewel bearings for optimised power management in the low-torque range; ARCAP train wheels;
proprietary escapement with 18-tooth escape wheel
Functions: Hours, minutes and seconds
No. of parts: 196
No. of jewels: 26, of which 3 in screwed gold chatons
Escapement: Lever escapement
Oscillator: Shock-resistant Grossmann balance with 4 inertia screws and 2 poising screws, Nivarox 1 balance spring
Balance: Diameter: 10.0 mm, frequency: 21,600 semi-oscillations/hour
Power reserve: 48 hours when fully wound
Operating elements: Crown in 750/000 gold for winding the watch and setting the time
Case dimensions: Diameter: 37.0 mm, height: 9.9/7.1 mm
Movement dimensions: Diameter: 26.0 mm, height: 3.45 mm
Bezel: Set with 60 brilliant-cut diamonds, Top Wesselton, vvsi 62
Dial: Mother of pearl, partially guilloched, Roman numerals, dune landscape in mother of pearl, with 62 brilliant-cut diamonds
Hands: Manually crafted, steel, annealed to a brown or brown-violet hue
Glass and case back: Sapphire crystal, antireflective coating on one side
Strap: Solid 18ct gold Milanese bracelet with folding clasp in 750/000 gold