Flash News: Grönefeld Parallax Tourbillon 1912 Diamonds

By Thierry Ané on March 18, 2015

The novelty

Do you remember the Parallax Tourbillon 1912 presented in 2014 by the Grönefeld brothers? If not you can read my original articleWatches: Grönefeld Parallax Tourbillon 1912 (+live pics) and browse our numerous live pictures to discover this timepiece that won the “Best Tourbillon” at the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève.

After the stainless steel and red gold renditions introduced at Baselworld 2014, the brand is now releasing a second red gold model, featuring a diamond-set bezel.

Main features

The star of the show remains the manually-wound G-03 calibre with 72 hours of power reserve featuring off-centred hours and minutes, central sweeping seconds, a mode indicator and a power reserve in addition to the flying tourbillon.

The latter sits proudly at 7 o’clock and the central seconds hand still comes exceptionally close to the outer chapter ring with the seconds indexes to avoid the well-known “parallax” optic effect when reading the time!

First impressions

This is definitely not a huge change relative to last year’s versions and, although a diamond-set version is clearly a nice complement to the original two models, I would have appreciated to see something more different like a PVD or DLC coated case to offer a sportier take on this great watch.

Additional information

For more information about this new timepiece:

• please visit the Grönefeld web site,

• click on the watch’s technical form below,

• visit Watch Agora after the Basel fair for our in-depth presentations of all the new timepieces with a glut of live pictures and videos!

For a technical description of the timepiece and additional pictures: