The brand Moritz Grossmann has been in business for 10 plus years now. To help the firm celebrate its 10 year anniversary, the Benu Blue Steel was released. It was a one off timepiece, and is very much a piece of haute horology. The Benu watch is the brands main collection, and took its name from the Egyptian God of Rebirth. It is a very cool name for the brand because Moritz Grossmann the man was a legendary 19th century watchmaker for which this company named itself back in 2008. This one off Benu Blue Steel is a great example of the quality and elegance of the Benu collection, and is a timepiece that makes the company proud.
The case is a modern look, having 41 millimeters in diameter, and a thickness of 11.35 millimeters. The water resistance is only 50 meters, and this watch is not intended for diving or swimming, but its does offer excellent protection from rain and splashes. The dial is enamel, and the watch takes its name from the blue marks on the dial and from the blue steel watch hands. the hour markers are large Arabic numerals, as is the minute track and the seconds subdial. Moritz Grossmann has its own way of making watch hands, and these hands are ground, filed, and nicely polished by hand, before being put to a flame to achieve the blue color desired. It is a very laborious chore, but yields very special results that no machine can accomplish.
The watch is powered by the manual wind caliber 100.01 in house movement. The movement has screws that are blue, a regulating nut that is blue, and a back bushing that is blue. The movement features a new design of its Grossmann balance. the movement beats at 2.5Hz and bears the claim of improving chronometric performance. The movement also offers a power reserve of 42 hours. This watch is a very interesting timepiece, and there is plenty to read about the complexities of the unit at their website grossmann-uhren.com. Thank You for reading this article, and have a great day.