Moritz Grossmann BACKPAGE Transparent

Moritz Grossmann Backpage Transparent
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Moritz Grossmann releases new interesting timepieces, in pink and white gold, using the mirrored version of Calibre 107.0. The Moritz Grossmann BACKPAGE Transparent is an exercise of exceptional finishing. Please see the integral press release below.Moritz Grossmann Backpage Transparent

Mirrored movement 107.0 with impeccable finishing – seen on the wrist

  • Transparent sapphire crystal dial reveals the sophisticated mechanics and superb craftsmanship of all movement parts
  • Both the rose gold and white gold versions are limited to eight watches each worldwide
  • Calibre 107.0 with mirrored design
  • The winder with pusher and stop-seconds can be fully admired on the back of the movementMoritz Grossmann Backpage Transparent

Moritz Grossmann Manufacture has mirrored the mechanism of Calibre 107.0 on the dial side of the BACKPAGE Transparent, transforming it into a visual experience for the eye. The mechanical heart of the BACKPAGE Transparent was shifted from the back of the movement to the front so that its delicate beauty can be admired on the wrist.Moritz Grossmann Backpage Transparent

With the BACKPAGE Transparent, Moritz Grossmann offers a showcase for the beauty of Grossmann’s watchmaking artistry. The watchmakers from Grossmann have designed the calibre 107.0 with a mirrored High-Artistic Finish and moved it to the dial side. The moving spectacle of the movement with Grossmann’s balance wheel, ratchet wheel, crown wheel and Glashütte stopwork with backlash can be admired in its entirety through the transparent sapphire crystal dial.Moritz Grossmann Backpage Transparent

Calibre 107.0

Calibre 107.0 is essentially a mirror image of the calibre 100.1, but with crucial new design elements. An additional wheel between the crown wheel and the ratchet wheel reverses the entire drive train with respect to the rotation of the mainspring barrel. The wheel train runs in the right direction thanks to the mirrored escapement and the mirrored oscillation system – also including the balance spring coiling direction.

calibre 100.1

calibre 107.0

Both the design and construction of the balance cock and escape-wheel cock were adapted to the larger dimensions of the 3/4 plate. The escapement wheel and the cantilevered balance cock with its hand-engraved, floral pattern create a balanced accent in the overall arrangement of the movement. The High-Artistic finish showcases attractive hand engravings, bevels, and chamfers.

Transparent sapphire crystal

Black Moritz Grossmann lettering adorns the transparent sapphire crystal dial. The full minute scale and an hour display from 11 to 5 o’clock and the subsidiary seconds are also in black and form a beautiful contrast to the rose gold and white gold colours of the case.

Handcrafted hands and screws annealed to a brown-violet hue in the manufactory complete the elegant spectrum of colours.

Dial train and minute wheel bridge

To display the winding wheels on the dial side, the dial train was reconfigured and exquisitely finished. The artistically crafted train wheels were arranged beneath a lavishly polished minute-wheel bridge.

By moving the hand setting mechanism to the opposite side of the movement, the setting wheel extends all the way through the calibre. The new arrangement created space for the optimised barrel bearing and the ratchet wheel, which was also shifted to the front side.

The winder with pusher and stop seconds

On the new rear side of the movement, the winding and hand-setting mechanism is now openly integrated in the train bridge, so its functionality can be fully observed for the first time. Almost all parts are mirrored in order to guarantee their function even when mounted in the opposite position while ensuring the position of the lever remains unchanged.

After a short pull on the winding crown, the mechanism switches from winding mechanism to hand setting. At the same time, the brake position is sampled at the clutch lever and this motion is transferred to the brake spring via a push rod, which stops the balance.

After adjusting the hands, the movement can be comfortably restarted by activating the pusher below the winding crown and the push rod returns to its rest position.

This technical highlight is a mechanism developed by Moritz Grossmann that prevents dust from getting into the movement and prevents the hands from being accidentally adjusted when the crown is pushed back.

The BACKPAGE transparent versions

The BACKPAGE Transparent is available in rose gold and white gold with a dark brown alligator leather strap.

Both the rose gold and white gold versions of the BACKPAGE Transparent are limited to eight pieces each worldwide.

Moritz Grossmann Backpage Transparent

Moritz Grossmann BACKPAGE Transparent Rose Gold Version

Reference: MG-002716

Case: 750/000 rose gold

Dial: Transparent sapphire crystal with black numerals and indexes

Hands: Manually crafted, steel, annealed to a brown-violet hue

Moritz Grossmann BACKPAGE Transparent

Moritz Grossmann BACKPAGE Transparent White gold model

Reference: MG-002570

Case: 750/000 white gold

Dial: Transparent sapphire crystal with black numerals and indexes

Hands: Manually crafted, steel, annealed to a brown-violet hue

Manufactory calibre 107.0,

Moritz Grossmann BACKPAGE Transparent Technical Specifications

Movement

  • Manufactory calibre 107.0, manual winding, regulated in five positions
  • No. of parts 230
  • Jewels 24 jewels,
  • 11 gold chatons, of which 7 in screwed chatons

Escapement

  • Lever escapement

Oscillator

  • Shock-absorbed Grossmann balance with 4 inertia screws and 2 poising screws,
  • Nivarox 1 balance spring with No. 80 Breguet terminal curve,
  • Gustav Gerstenberger geometry

Balance

  • Diameter: 14.2 mm,
  • Frequency: 18,000 semi-oscillations/hour

Power reserve

  • 42 hours when fully wound

Functions

  • Hours, minutes and subsidiary seconds with stop second,
  • Grossmann manual winder with pusher

Operating elements

  • Crowns in precious metal to wind the watch and set the time,
  • Pusher in precious metal to start the movement

Case dimensions

  • Diameter: 41.0 mm,
  • Height: 11.35 mm

Movement dimensions

  • Diameter: 36.4 mm,
  • Height: 5.0 mm

Case

  • Three-part, precious metal

Dial

  • Transparent sapphire crystal,
  • Printed baton indexes and number 12

Hands

  • Manually crafted from steel,
  • Annealed to a brown-violet hue

Crystal/display back

  • Sapphire crystal,
  • Antireflective coating on one side

Strap

  • Hand-stitched alligator leather with prong buckle in precious metal

Special features:

  • balance staff with integrated safety roller, location of the impulse pin in the balance (Glashütte style);
  • index adjuster with Grossmann micrometre screw;
  • plate movement with 3/4 plate on the dial side, frame pillars and separately removable clutch winding mechanism;
  • visible hand setting train on the backside of the movement;
  • frame parts in untreated German silver;
  • raised gold chatons with pan-head screws;
  • ratchet wheel with stopwork on the modified spring barrel bearing with a gold chaton in the ratchet wheel; dial train wheels spoked and bevelled, beneath the polished bridge

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