Moritz Grossmann x Christie’s have created an interactive watchmaking Advent Calendar. The interactive advent calendar displays largest capsule collection of new and unique watches ever sold through Christie’s Auction House.
To mark its 10th anniversary, the independent watch brand Moritz Grossmann, a manufacturer of luxury wristwatches based in Glashütte, Germany, is launching their most ambitious project to date, the release of 24 one-off timepieces to be sold through Christie’s. This is the first time that Christie’s has offered such a large capsule collection of new and unique pieces.
As a symbol for the 24 watches and in keeping with the Christmas spirit, Moritz Grossmann have created an interactive, online advent calendar where all 24 unique pieces can be viewed. This will allow visitors to view each piece in detail before being directed to the CHRISTIE’S website where they can place a bid. In a celebration of New York, where Christie’s is based, the watches will sit behind the interactive ‘windows’ of the Rockefeller Centre, the snowy scene is completed by ice skaters and a beautiful Christmas tree.
The auction promises to delight collectors who seek something special from independent brands, as well as any would-be collector who appreciates impeccable hand-finished elegance. The classic German design and bold, contemporary pieces are the perfect embodiment of the slogan: ‘Schönstes deutsches Handwerk’ – ‘The most beautiful German craftsmanship’.
In 2008, Christine Hutter founded Grossmann Uhren under the name of the eminent watchmaker of Glashütte, Moritz Grossmann. In doing so, she ensured that the legacy of the highly respected watch pioneer was revived after around 130 years.
During his creative period in the 19th century, Moritz Grossmann manufactured elegantpocket watches for ladies from precious metals and equipped them with high-quality movements. Christine Hutter, founder and managing director of the Grossmann Uhren manufactory, continues this high standard in the present day.
The capsule collection includes the ATUM 37 Hommage und Moritz Grossman pocket watch (Estimate: USD 20,000 – USD 30,000), an hommage wristwatch and a unique specimen and the very image of the historical pocket watch. The original Moritz Grossmann ladies’ pocket watch with the movement number 6126, which was manufactured in around 1875 in Moritz Grossmann’s workshop, is a unique piece and witness to the first heyday of the Glashütte watch industry.
Another highlights of the unique advent calendar are:
MORITZ GROSSMAN, BENU ANNIVERSARY BLUE UNIQUE;
MORITZ GROSSMANN, BENU TOURBILLON ORANGE;
MORITZ GROSSMANN, BENU TOURBILLON BROWN;
MORITZ GROSSMANN, ATUM PURE SANTA CLAUS;
MORITZ GROSSMAN, TEFNUT SLEEPING BEAUTY GOLD;
MORTIZ GROSSMANN, BENU BLUE STEEL.