Giuliano Mazzuoli is well known for fashioning watch cases out of marble, but his latest design goes one step further using polished cement.
Talking of the inspiration behind Cemento, the veteran Italian designer said: “It was a stroke of luck! The creativity with which I humbly try to maintain a good rapport with was right in my house. Maintenance was being done in my garden and I stopped to watch the workers who were preparing some cement. I thought of that mixture to build a new case and the subsequent phase was to maintain the gray/green color that attracted me so much but that normally is lost when the material dries and matures.
“A careful polishing and finishing process gave the surface an incredible and pleasant touch.” Mazzuoli affirms. “I am very happy with the result, and even this watch is a pure breed.” He says “the final result excites me more than the original idea.”
The 45mm watch uses an automatic ETA 2824-2 movement and is water resistant to 50m.