Having fallen in love with horological complications, de Grisogono has added a new complication to its model collection - the annual calendar. This remarkable complication is featured by the brand's new Instrumento Novantatre design.
The dial of the timepiece catches attention due to the oddly placed pair of dial openings. These small arc-shaped windows are placed at 12 and 8 o'clock, displaying the date and the month. The hours and minutes are shown by a pair of hands. The seconds hand is featured on a separate sub-dial found at 5 o'clock.
The latest timekeeping creation from de Grisogono has incorporated a complicated movement. The Instrumento Novantatre's self-winding mechanical movement automatically takes account of the irregular length of 30-day and 31-day months.
To allow the timepiece to house such a sophisticated movement, Fawaz Gruosi designed a one-of-a-kind watch case, a sporty yet understated construction revealing a broad dial aperture. Housed in the case measuring 47.2 x 40 mm has considerably-sized lugs featuring rounded and cambered lines, the Instrumento Novantatre has inherited a full range of the de Grisogono design codes together with the brand's boldly innovative style and spirit.
The crown of the timepiece bears the de Grisogono crest. The dial of the Instrumento Novantatre is characterized by three levels: seconds sub dial reveals a snail-pattern finish; the velvety opaline minute track is found on a separate dial level, and the rest of the dial is embellished with a radiating guilloche pattern. The pair of oversized de Grisogono-designed hour figures are worth special attention - they don't really continue under the case, with the '9' created in two parts.
The Instrumento Novantatre offers the choice between a gold and steel version, optionally decorated with gemstones. The model has joined both the ladies' and gentlemen's de Grisogono collections. The curved sapphire case back, featuring the corporate crest, demonstrates the workings, the movement and its oscillating weight, both blackened by the PVD process.
The exclusive timepiece goes on an alligator or galuchat strap, equipped with a deployment clasp, and guarantees supreme on-the-wrist comfort and finest looks.