What is retro about the new De Grisogono ?

Born in the 21st century with roots of the 1950’s, the New Retro by DeGrisogono is a watch set with a stingray bracelet tone-on-tone with a precious stone setting of diamonds, rubies, sapphires or emeralds. The square case is made with straight indexes in a round counter showing arabic numbers that makes time so readable ! The New Retro Lady is for a lady who dictates the rules of fashion… at least, that’s what the house claims!

Author By Eleonor picciotto

Sacred geometry fused with timeless retro chic in the new de Grisogono collection of bold assertive pieces.

The new collection debuted by Swiss luxury brand de Grisogono is an eclectic and vivid rendition of retro elegance and timeless class. Relying exclusively on the ‘big four’ in precious stones – diamonds, sapphires, rubies and emeralds – it is–the epitome of perfect contouring and ageless composition of ethereal luminescence. With a powerful spiritual undertone, echoing the four integral elements, de Grisogono presents the New Retro Lady as a non-traditional, minimalistic and elegant line of timepieces that aspires to the modern passionate woman.

Set entirely in gold, stingray and coloured gemstones, the New Retro watch models are all about tailored details. The styling is almost severe with its clean austerity, but works well towards the overall tone of classic minimalism of the watches offset by the sparkling precious stones. Achieving the ultimate perfection in shape, style and proportions – de Grisogono debuts its most sophisticated and aesthetically refined range of female timepieces to date.

New Retro Lady features four bespoke models in vibrant bright colours that enhance the watches’ non-traditional large rectangular shape.

The first model of the series is the NEW RETRO W S01 – a more refined off-white dial set on rose gold case with a front & case back anti-reflection sapphire glass. The brand’s iconic mechanical, self-winding mechanism is given a new blackened appearance adorned with openwork scrolling pattern.94 shimmering white diamonds and golden Arabic numerals sit atop the dial. The triple folding clasp finished in rose gold is set with 112 diamonds and the white galuchat strap completes the serene composition.

The NEW RETRO W S02 boasts the same mechanical capabilities as the previous model: a power reserve of up to 42 hours and 3 ATM water resistance with a working frequency of 28,800 vibrations/h, 4 HZ. The truly remarkable features of the model are on the outside with 303 blue sapphires adorning the white gold case. The triple folding clasp is designed in white gold and features 112 blue sapphires and the strap is a deep rich blue galuchat.

The last two models of the collection – the NEW RETRO W S03 and NEW RETRO W S04 respectively are flawless masterpieces, designed through to the smallest details to complete the serene aesthetic of de Grisogono’s collection. The S03’s rose gold case is embellished with 303 rubies in a dramatic pink tone and an off-white dial set with fuchsia Super-LumiNova® Arabic numerals. The strap is a ruby galuchat and the triple folding clasp is made of rose gold set with 112 rubies.

De Grisogono NEW RETRO W S02

De Grisogono NEW RETRO W S01 Watch diamonds

NEW RETRO W S01 Diamonds De Grisogono gold

De Grisogono NEW RETRO W S03 watch gold open rubies pink gold black rhodium grains

NEW RETRO W S02 De Grisogono rich blue galuchat

Last in the New Retro Lady collection is the S04 model with a white gold case set with 303 mesmerizingly green emeralds. The dial is off-white and adorned with green Super-LumiNova® Arabic numerals and de Grisogono’s coat-of-arms at 12 o’clock. An emerald galuchat for a strap and triple folding clasp with white gold set with 112 emeralds complete the vivid and unforgettable design, consisting of vintage style with a modern twist.

De Grisogono achieves achieves new heights in the vivid visual impression of large rectangular timepieces by giving them a refined and luxurious feel, suited to the feminine nature that seeks the ultimate balance between style, elegance and complete indulgence.

Specs: Calibre DG 10-91- Mechanical, self-winding oscillating weight in gold with new blackened appearance adorned with elegant openwork scrolling pattern. Function – hours, minutes. Power Reserve 42 hours. Frequency 28,800 vibrations/h. Water-Resistance 3 ATM. Case in white gold set with sapphires, rubies, emeralds or diamonds. Dial off white set with blue Super-Luminova arabic numerals. Crown featuring the de Grisogono coat-of-arms at 12 o’clock. Strap in galuchat (stingray). Triple Folding Clasp in white gold.

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