NEW RETRO, A MODERN-DAY DANDY

“When real men wear a real watch, when modern men wear a sleek, elegant watch, they have a NEW RETRO on their wrist”

FAWAZ GRUOSI

Fawaz Gruosi has given birth to a dream, the kind of dream that men treasure their entire lives, a dream that must be totally unforgettable and totally perfect. Famed for visualising his creations all the way through to the smallest details that further accentuate their luxurious, timeless nature, he had to wait seven years to turn his dream into a perfect reality. Consistently ahead of his time, this aesthete and visionary knows how to honour the past while creating the future. Going far beyond merely transposing a vintage style by giving it a modern touch, Fawaz Gruosi has – as always – followed his instinct and his vision.

A dream that men treasure their entire lives

“This collection is entirely rooted in the idea that the whole concept of wearing a watch is similar to wearing a chic and timeless bespoke outfit. This also explains why it took me so long to achieve perfection in the shape, style and proportions of this watch. A piece that subtly combines vintage delights with modern touches. The NEW RETRO encapsulates values relating both to vision and tradition. I wanted the NEW RETRO to be unforgettable, for it to exude a feeling of elegance and the wealth of the past, as well as expressing a taste for things that are beautiful in their own right, things that are never lacking in style.”

de GRISOGONO New Retro Watch

The NEW RETRO

“As I reflected on the perfect shape to give this watch,
I was holding my cigarette case in my hands.
I suddenly looked at it and while running my fingers over it
I felt its smoothness, delicacy and roundness.
This was a feeling that immediately reminded me of my childhood
and the smooth pebbles with which I played…
this gave rise to the aesthetic of the NEW RETRO,
a very tactile, endearing object.”

FAWAZ GRUOSI

de GRISOGONO once again demonstrates its skill at transposing the aesthetic principles and timeless elegance of the past into the present. A simple design, made for modern-day individuals of taste and infused with a sense of broad panoramas evoking the chic style of the Fifties. With this creation, de GRISOGONO succeeds in “squaring the circle” by revealing a new watch that bears within it all the wisdom of the passing of time, and which provides its own way of wearing time and history on the wrist.

de GRISOGONO New Retro Watch
de GRISOGONO New Retro Watch
de GRISOGONO New Retro Watch

An air of victory

The NEW RETRO fits perfectly into a minimalist ethos. Dressed in five different outfits, it remains true to the timeless spirit of the modern dandy. This tasteful watch with its impeccable clothes is also ideally suited to a more casual look. This is a truly versatile style that can be paired with all the mainstays of menswear, from chic dandy style to classically understated pieces, from a deliberately casual look to the most eccentric allure.

The clear, simple lines of its large, rectangular case – 12 mm thick, 50 mm wide and 44 mm long – are balanced with gently sensuous rounded angles. A minimalist, uncompromising design that soberly expresses time in a two-handed model. A watch with zero horological complications. A watch revealed through unexpected details. A black-lacquered gold crown, positioned at 12 o’clock, on which the de GRISOGONO coat of arms appears in shades of gold. An easily readable dial, adorned with a round counter and Arabic numerals in a new font developed by de GRISOGONO. Cut-outs at 3 and 9 o’clock create a transparent effect and the impression that both the dial and the movement are suspended in a glass cage. The two curved sapphire crystals are identical and subtly connected by a thin gold band. This was a veritable construction challenge overcome by de GRISOGONO. Meticulously crafted right the way down to the finest details, this watch representing the ultimate in elegant timepieces is infinitely soft to the touch and radiates an extremely sensual smooth appearance.

de GRISOGONO New Retro Watch

patina of time

Meanwhile, the colour palette expresses classical dress sense through an off-white dial with creamy undertones and a deep house-signature black tone. The most iconic version features an original and daring colour scheme in the form of subtly graded shades of green that convey the impression of a dial that has survived the passage of time. This unique hue strikes a powerful contrast with the Super-LumiNova® markers featuring rich colour combinations that infuse the blue with a shimmering iridescence. These nuances are strongly reminiscent of Zellige, the famous enamel-covered terra cotta mosaic-patterned tilework from the Mediterranean and Middle Eastern regions so dear to the creator of this watch. The result is a vintage-effect dial evoking the inimitable patina of time and giving the piece its strong, uncontrived character. In order to achieve the accuracy of colour and the depth of nuance sought by its designer, the dial features a matt, sand-blasted finish. Its retro look is accentuated by the fact that it is reminiscent of the dials on old alarm clocks – made of light-coloured wallpaper with contrasting hour-markers that are extremely pronounced and readable – discoloured by time. A dial which also bears the chiaroscuro effect that is cherished by de GRISOGONO.

de GRISOGONO New Retro Watch

Powered by a black PVD-coated mechanical self-winding movement, the NEW RETRO displays a highly elegant gold, openworked oscillating weight reprising de GRISOGONO’s emblematic scrolling motif. Its impeccable style continues right down to the shape of its movement, whose mainplate has been incorporated into a base that is an identical reproduction of the shape of the watch. The NEW RETRO’s large, elegant strap made of large square-scale alligator leather features a saddle-stitch finish.

The refined aura of the NEW RETRO imbues it with a strong feeling of kinship with the Fifties look, the ultimate expression of sartorial elegance and a style akin to that of the modern-day dandy.

de GRISOGONO New Retro Watch

de GRISOGONO presents a new icon embodying its vision of the New Shapes of Time and the New Shapes of Style.

An original means of displaying time.

NEW RETRO (N01, N02, N03, N04)

NEWRETRO N04
Case: Polished white gold with sapphire crystal case back
Dial: Black lacquered, white SLN Arabic numerals, Dauphine hands
Crown: at 12 o’clock with black lacquer on top & de GRISOGONO coat of arms
Bracelet: Glossy black genuine alligator bracelet with polished white gold triple folding clasp

NEWRETRO N03
Case: Polished pink gold with sapphire crystal case back
Dial: Off-white, black SLN Arabic numerals, Dauphine hands
Crown: at 12 o’clock with black lacquer on top & de GRISOGONO coat of arms
Bracelet: Glossy black genuine alligator bracelet with polished pink gold triple folding clasp

NEWRETRO N02
Case: Polished pink gold with sapphire crystal case back
Dial: Black lacquered, white SLN Arabic numerals, Dauphine hands
Crown: at 12 o’clock with black lacquer on top & de GRISOGONO coat of arms
Bracelet: Glossy black genuine alligator bracelet with polished pink gold triple folding clasp

NEWRETRO N01
Case: Polished pink gold with sapphire crystal case back
Dial: Vintage green, blue SLN Arabic numerals, Dauphine hands
Crown: at 12 o’clock with black lacquer on top & de GRISOGONO coat of arms
Bracelet: Glossy black genuine alligator bracelet with polished pink gold triple folding clasp

NEW RETRO (N05)

Case: Steel with matt black PVD coating with sapphire crystal case back
Dial: Black lacquered, white SLN Arabic numerals, Dauphine hands
Crown: at 12 o’clock with black lacquer on top & de GRISOGONO coat of arms
Bracelet: Glossy black genuine alligator bracelet with steel triple folding clasp with matt black PVD coating

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