Giuliano Mazzuoli has spent his entire life in the countryside near Florence, and he has always retained a sort of fierce independence that is possibly a characteristic of the Tuscan people. His first watch Manometro was inspired by a pressure gauge, and this was followed by other pieces prompted by car dashboard instruments, and a watch made of Carrara marble.
His latest piece is called Cemento, with a case clad in grey-green concrete. It is carefully finished to ensure that its looks will remain untarnished over the years, and to give the concrete a pleasant, silky touch.
The watch looks very large from the photos but in fact at 45 mm diameter and 13.5 mm thick, it is perfectly practical as an everyday watch. The case is made in Italy, and inside, it contains the ETA 2824/2 automatic movement running at 28,800 vibrations per hour, 4 Hertz, with 40 hours power reserve. The watch has a calfskin leather strap, hand-made in Tuscany, with a deployant steel clasp. Water resistance 5 bar (50 metres).
Cemento costs €3,600.
Further information on Giuliano Mazzuoli’s watches and points of sale from giulianomazzuoli.it