After some years of development De GRISOGONO released a fantastic new calibre in a polarising new timepiece with a name I can barely pronounce. Try saying “Otturatore” a few times really fast. I am sure that means something sexually satisfying in Italian, but this is a Swiss brand through and through. De GRISOGONO is a rare band in the US, but one that has a lot of cool and complex pieces. While a lot of brands like to call themselves “avant garde, ” I have to say that De GRISOGONO actually is.
What makes me sad is how expensive this watch is. It is about 85,000 – 87,000 Swiss Francs depending on the style. It doesn’t need to be that expensive, even though the brand did put a lot of work in to the movement development. Offer a steel-cased version for $20,000 and then at least you have my attention more. Much of that 85,000 Swiss Franc amount is going to be justified in the chunky 18k rose or white gold case – that surely uses a lot of metal. The quizzical case is about 45mm wide and about 50mm tall. That is a lot for a square watch. At 16mm thick, this is gonna be a lot like wearing a rod of gold bouillon on you wrist. I’d still lug it around though.
Read the rest of the article here at the watch review site aBlogtoRead.com.
NOW WATCH: Executive Life videos
Business Insider Emails & Alerts
Site highlights each day to your inbox.