Crafting the first Graff Mastergraff Perpetual Calendar Watch, continues a tradition in high-end watchmaking, and a future vision for the brand. Founded in 1960, Laurence Graff has grown the brand into a wealth of expertise and horological knowledge, a place where only the best gemstones are secured and a staff that knows exactly how to utilize them.
The brand has always created impressive complications and this timepiece is no exception. The brand is very aware that their expertise is not in movement manufacturing, and they team up with MHC, Manufacture Hautes Complications. Inside this latest timepieces faceted bezel lies a beautiful brushed blue dial thats main features start with a tourbillon at six o’clock and a big date window at twelve o’clock. The day and month apertures positioned right at the edge of the dial, placed perfectly above the nine and three o’clock. The Graff Calibre7, the latest movement designed for the perpetual calendar watch is created at 7.72mm thick.
Each aspect of this timepiece is remarkable and has exquisite marksmanship. The dial makes the utmost of the movement’s electroformed calendar discs, the resin panels situated around the date window that reveals the date and month wheels working harmoniously while the bottom half of the dial is open-worked and sits above the tourbillon. Equipped with a leap year sub-dial at four o’clock, and a clear look at the wheels for the calendar positioned off-centered, which might seem somewhat off since the others are so perfectly aligned.
While the brand has added some unique touches to the new design, the spokes carry the brands scale-shaped icon logo, expertly inverted o nthe seconds hand, being a excellent part of the tourbillon bridge. Finished with a 22 carat gold rotor, 2.4mm thick, icon-shaped and visible through the caseback. History of the brand has been focused on women’s timepieces, equating to over 60% of the brand sales, so now the focus on the men’s side has shifted to this Graff Mastergraff Perpetual Calendar Watch. This perfection of gemstones and horological brilliance opens an entirely new door for the brand.
Some people think that jewelry brands don’t translate to exquisite timepieces, but this one proves it can be done. The diamond set version is breathtaking, but the emerald variation is truly spectacular. Set in platinum, these emeralds just provide a contrast that is striking. Single pieces of emerald seem to be crafted for the bezel and lugs, but in reality this is just an illusion that the brand created with their design expertise, they are set with a technique that blends them so expertly it keeps the borders of each individual stone basically invisible.
Diamonds are a necessary part of this brand and this creation. The Graff Mastergraff Perpetual Calendar watch is however designed with minimal gemstone distraction. The faceted bezel is set with a diamond on the crown, but allowing the craftmanship shine through to the skeletonized complication and developed exclusively for the brand. No matter how long you plan to keep this particular timepiece on your wrist, knowing that you can utilize the calendar through 2100, accounting for each leap year and every moment for the next eighty five years, with just a winder and of course a vison for the future, you can look at your wrist and smile, because you have a class that needs no introduction.