SECHSELÄUTEN

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Sechseläuten is a fire and spring festival in Zurich at which the Swiss ceremonially drive out winter every year. This year, the traditional spring festival of the guilds will be celebrated in the form of a big folk festival on 8 April. As a highlight, the Böögg, an oversized snowman filled with wood shavings and firecrackers that symbolises winter, will be set on fire on a large pyre in the middle of Sechseläutenplatz at 6 p.m. on the dot.

Grossmann Uhren will celebrate the start of spring and its proximity to Switzerland by launching a very special watch to mark Sechseläuten. The Moritz Grossmann SECHSELÄUTEN is offered as a one-off piece in cooperation with the Swiss fashion label GROSSCOUTURE and will be presented from 2-13 April in their exclusive pop-up store on Zürich’s Paradeplatz.

The Moritz Grossmann SECHSELÄUTEN is presented in the classic design of the BENU line. At 12 o’clock there is a ‘6’ in the typical Swiss red on the dial. The colour of Switzerland also glimmers on the scale of the small second. Instead of the 60, a 6 is applied in the same shade of red. The Arabic numerals and the minute scale are in blue. The dial is in white enamel Grand feu.

Instead of the writing ‘Made in Germany’, which traditionally decorates the lower part of the dial of the Moritz Grossmann watches, on this model the writing SÄCHSI LÜTE between the small second and the minute highlights the connection to Sechseläuten and Switzerland.

The Calibre 100.1

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Tech Specs

Movement

Manufacture calibre 100.1, manually wound, adjusted in five positions

Special features

Grossmann balance; lateral pusher for disabling the handsetting mode and starting the movement; space saving and modified Glashütte stopwork with backlash; adjustment with Grossmann micrometer screw on a cantilevered balance cock; Pillar movement with 2/3 plate and frame pillars in untreated German silver; 2/3 plate, balance cock, and escape-wheel cock engraved by hand; broad horizontal Glashütte ribbing; 3-band snailing on the ratchet wheel; raised gold chatons with pan-head screws; separately removable clutch winder; stop seconds for handsetting

Functions

Hours and minutes, subsidiary seconds with stop seconds, Grossmann winder with pusher

No. of parts

198

Jewels

20 jewels, 3 of which in screwed gold chatons

Escapement

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

Balance

Diameter 14.2 mm, frequency 18,000 semi-oscillations per hour

Power reserve

42 hours when fully wound

Operating elements

Crown to wind the watch and set the time, pusher to start the movement

Case dimensions

Diameter: 41.0 mm, height: 11.35 mm

Movement dimensions

Diameter: 36.4 mm, height: 5.0 mm

Dial

Grand-feu enamel, Arabic numerals blue

Hands

Hand-crafted, steel annealed to a blue hue

Crystal/display back

Sapphire crystal, antireflection-coated on one side

Strap

Hand-stitched alligator strap with prong buckle in stainless steel

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