Grieb & Benzinger make their luxury project watches out of historical movements such as a 100 year old Patek Philippe minute repeater of split second chronograph. This year they proudly presents its new masterpiece based on the famous Tourbillon Pour le Mérite by A. Lange & Söhne. It took twelve months to transform the original timepiece into the magnificent Blue Merit.
The Blue Merit boasts extremely high level of breathtaking details, making it very rare piece of art. The watch uses a new platinum case that is 41 mm wide. Every single element was skeletonised by hand, guilloché by hand and coated with rhodium and rose gold. The A. Lange & Söhne Tourbillon Pour le Mérite was only in production from 1994 until 1998 and there are just 200 examples of this famous watch (50 pieces in platinum, 106 pieces in yellow gold, 19 pieces in white gold, 24 pieces in rose gold, and one single stainless steel piece).
“A. Lange & Söhne is a strong symbol of a reunited Germany and remains a brand that leads the way here in our country and in the luxury watch industry at large,” said Georg Bartkowiak, a partner at Grieb & Benzinger. “And within that framework, this watch is representative of its remarkable comeback. It was very important to Hermann [Grieb], Jochen [Benzinger], and I to make sure this amazing homage is absolutely perfect in every single detail.”
The Blue Merit in platinum is matched to a blue alligator strap and is a one off piece with the price tag of US$ 530,000.