Introducing the Independent Watcher X Benzinger GAP 1 "Golden Blue" Greater China Edition - a true collector's item for those who love the extraordinary. Limited to just eight pieces, this watch is a stunning fusion of historical inspiration and contemporary craftsmanship.
The "Golden Blue" color of the dial is inspired by the color of the Emperor in Chinese history and is achieved through the use of Fortuna Gold and Phantom Blue hues. The Fortuna Gold color is an antique gold hue with undertones of brown, olive, and yellow, while the Phantom Blue is a deep inky shade of midnight blue with a small addition of violet to balance darkness and depth with vibrancy.
The watch features a sterling silver dial that is hand-guillochéd, with hour and minute indications slightly shifted towards 12 h, and subdials for small seconds and date indications that are rose gold-plated. The ground plate is plated with black rhodium and hand-guillochéd, with rose gold and rhodium-plated movement parts, flame-blued crown and ratchet wheel, and flame-blued screws. The watch also boasts its own manufactory hand-winding movement, with a small second at 8 h, date indication at 4 h, and a diameter of 30 mm, height of 5.1 mm.
The hands of the watch are flame-blued steel hands in "Breguet"-style, and the strap is a hand-sewn alligator leather strap with a folding clasp or thorn buckle. The high-grade steel case made in Pforzheim has a diameter of 39 mm and a height of 11.5 mm, with a sapphire glass on both sides. The watch also features screwed-in strap lugs, a crown at 2 h, and a pusher for date correction at 3 h.
The Independent Watcher X Benzinger GAP 1 "Golden Blue" Greater China Edition is a true work of art, with each piece taking hours upon hours to hand-create. Jochen Benzinger, the contemporary craftsman behind the watch, utilizes historically meaningful machines and tools over a century old to create a unique and one-of-a-kind timepiece. With his dream of his first own manufacture movement realized in the GAP 1, Benzinger has created a minimalist-looking case with an offset crown that is a real all-rounder.
With an MSRP of CNY 128,000, HKD 138,000, TWD 578,000, and MOP 143,000, the Independent Watcher X Benzinger GAP 1 "Golden Blue" Greater China Edition is a true collector's item for those who appreciate the artistry and craftsmanship of a bygone era, and want to own a piece of history on their wrist.
8 piece limited
-Sterling Silver, HAND-guillochéd
-Hour and minute indication, slightly shifted towards 12 h
-Subdials for small second and date indication rosegold plated
-Plated with black rhodium
-Hand-guillochéd, rosegold and rhodium plated movement parts
-Flame-blued crown and ratchet wheel
-Own manufactory hand-winding movement, shifted hour and minute indication
-Small second at 8 h, date indication at 4 h
-Diameter of 30 mm, height of 5.1 mm
-28.800 vibrations per hour (4Hz)
-48 hours power reserve
- Tangential screw fine regulation
-Carl Haas sprung balance in chronometer accuracy
-KIF shock absorber acc. to DIN and NIHS
-Flame-blued steel hands in „Breguet“-style
-Hand-sewn alligator leather strap
-Folding clasp / thorn buckle
-Screwed-in strap lugs
-High-grade steel case made in Pforzheim
-Crown at 2h
-Pusher for date correction at 3 h
-Diameter of 39 mm, height of 11.5 mm
-Sapphire glass on both sides