Grönefeld 1941 Remontoire
From the aviation-inspired timepieces of Breitling, to the distinctive porthole-shape behind Hublot’s aesthetic, influences for watch designs come from all kinds of different places. So, the clock from a small town church in the Netherlands seems as good a place as any to draw inspiration.
The Grönefeld brothers, the latest descendants in a line of watchmakers, grew up to the sounds of the Saint Plechelmus church clock movement, and it has played an important part in the history of the brand. That church clock had a remontoire, or constant force mechanism—and so does the Grönefeld 1941 Remontoire that commemorates it.
The constant force escapement of the manually-wound in-house caliber G-05 ensures that the amplitude and the rate of the watch remain consistent. As well as its superior precision, the Remontoire also features the new 1941 case—named after the year the Grönefeld brothers' father was born, it possesses a sculpted, slender shape that has a timelessly classic appeal.
A limited edition of only 188 pieces, the watch comes in 18k white or red-gold and measures 39.5mm by 10.5mm. A sterling silver dial features both frosted and satin-grained surfaces, and the elegant lancette hands are made of flame-blued steel.