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Grieb & Benzinger Black Tulip

| By Frank Geelen | 2 min read |
Grieb & Benzinger Blossom Black Tulip

Grieb & Benzinger created another unique piece, fully engraved, skeletonized to the max… and drop dead gorgeous. This is the Grieb & Benzinger Black Tulip.

Usually we’re not to fond of self-aclaimed nicknames, but we have to be honest, Grieb & Benzinger really are “the masters of skeletonized watches”. We at Monochrome think that many of the unique timepieces that Grieb & Banzinger make, are created in a very tasteful way, like the unique piece based on a vintage Minerva column-wheel chronograph. And of course like the new Black Tulip.

The new Black Tulip looks great and its fully skeletonized, black-colored and engraved movement is inside a 43 mm large red gold case. Even the otherwise red ruby jewel bearings have been blackened in order to retain coherent, right down to the smallest detail. Although I’m usually not the biggest fan of adorned or knurled bezels, I find this particular one very good looking on the Black Tulip.

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Maybe it’s hard to imagine how difficult it is to engrave or skeletonize a watch. But just realize that if one small cut is done wrong, with either sekletonizing or engraving… Well, that would ruin the intire movement. Just take a look at the video to get an idea of the art of engraving and skeletonizing.

The video shows the enormous amount of attention to detail and hand-finished work that go into the making of the Grieb & Benzinger watches.  One look through the movement shows how filigreed the artisan must work with hands, saw and graver tool to create such a masterpiece.

The Grieb & Benzinger Blossom Black Tulip is fully skeletonized with floral pattern; blackened movement fully skeletonized, guilloché and engraved by hand. The 43 mm case is made of solid 18-karat (750/000) red gold case with comes on an alligator strap a costs € 32,900 Euro (ex. TAX).

By the way, did you know that the Grieb & Benzinger Blossom and Blossom Black Tulip are the watches that are fully skeletonized, guilloché and engraved by hand?

For more information on the watches and how to order, visit the Grieb & Benzinger website.

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