There are some brand owners that have a very hands-on approach, and Fawaz Gruosi is definitely one of them – others include Pascal Raffy of Bovet and of course Jean-Claude Biver. According to Fawaz of de Grisogono, “Creative design is about constantly reinventing oneself while remaining true to one’s identity. Preciously safeguarding the attributes of a distinctive and authentic character. Creating the unexpected, springing surprises. Introducing visual novelty while instilling a deep sense of continuity and consistency.”
Eccentrica is a jewellery watch, with a pink gold case 39.7 mm across and 10.6 mm thick. The asymmetric caseband frames a circular bezel that consists of a series of nesting circles, with an eccentric dial. The Arabic numbers are clustered together to form a typical de Grisogono motif.
The movement is the DG 10-01, a mechanical self-winding calibre that runs at 28,800 vph (4 Hertz) and has a power reserve of 42 hours. The DG 10-01 could be a modified ETA 2824-2 or Sellita SW200. The movement is visible through the sapphire caseback, and it has black PVD-coated components, and a gold oscillating weight with de Grisogono volutes.
Half or full set
The watch is available in half-set and full-set versions, the latter having diamonds on the case (660 diamonds) and clasp (88 diamonds) as well as on the dial and bezel (316 diamonds). The crown is set with a single black diamond, and the strap is in galuchet, both brand hallmarks.
Price of Eccentrica
The de Grisogono Eccentrica S01 costs 49,000 Swiss francs in the half-set version, and 88,000 francs in the full-set version.