de Grisogono New Retro

The 1950s style of this piece is generated by the rectangular format – which, according to de Grisogono founder and designer Fawaz Gruosi, was inspired by a cigarette case – and the style of the numerals. It’s a brilliant touch just having the central six numerals visible on the rectangular dial, as if the 11,…

de Grisogono Instrumento No. Uno Tourbillon

I particularly liked the presentation of this watch by de Grisogono at Baselworld. I think it was Michel Nieto (Head of Commercial and Watches at de Grisogono) talking, and he said, ”Fawaz Gruosi said that he wanted to launch the company in the men’s segment. So he said, ‘I want to start with something extremely…

de Grisogono

Company profile: Fawaz Gruosi was born on 8 August 1952, and spent his childhood in Florence with his Italian mother. He decided to make a career in jewellery, and founded de Grisogono in Geneva with two associates. He chose the name, which had to sound Italian and aristocratic, from a chance comment by one of…

An annual calendar by de Grisogono

It seems to be the year of the annual calendars. De Grisogono have released information about their new Instrumento N° Uno Annual Calendar, which has all the quirky asymmetry of the Instrumento models, with two extra digital windows, one for date at 12 o’clock, and one for month at 7 o’clock. There is a small…

The watches in Expendables 3

The 16 stars in the Expendables 3 cast notch up a total of 850 years’ age. Stallone, Banderas, Statham, Gibson, Ford and the others must have enjoyed making this film with its touches of comedy and irony amidst the tons of flying lead, and they also got the chance to wear a special edition of…