Moritz Grossman is celebrating the 10th anniversary of its rebirth in November with the release of a series of one-off timepieces.
The company, based in the East German watchmaking hub of Glashütte, can trace its history back a great deal further than 2008, having been one of the first watchmakers in the village in the second half of the 19th century when it was one of the country’s leading pocket watchmakers.
All of today’s modern Glashütte watchmakers had to begin again after the collapse of the Soviet Union and reunification of East and West Germany in 1989 (the Russians effectively nationalised the whole watchmaking industry into a single state-owned company).
Moritz Grossmann took longer than most to get back on its feet 10 years ago under the leadership of Christine Hutter, a veteran of the German watchmaking industry.
Three unique watches have been unveiled ahead of the anniversary date. The Atum Schaffo skeleton, created in collaboration with Swiss watchmaker and designer, Christophe Schaffo is the most complex of the designs with its hand-engraved skeletonised dial opening onto the manufacture caliber 100.5 movement, all in a 41mm black steel case.
Two other watches, the Atum Date All Blue and Atum White Brown make up the anniversary set. Both come in white gold 41mm cases.