Grönefeld has become one of rising stars of independent watchmaking in recent years; spoken about in the same reverential tones as F.P. Journe, Philippe Dufour and Kari Voutilainen for its craftsmanship, creativity and rarity.
Collectors in the United States will be hoping for an uptick in the production of watches from the Grönefeld brothers, Bart and Tim, now that the business has completed its move into a new building in Oldenzaal, the Netherlands.
Grönefeld has more retail partners in the US than any other territory, including Manfredi in Greenwich, CT, Cellini in New York, Martin Pulli in Philadelphia, Oster Jewelers in Denver, Passion Fine Jewelry in Solana Beach, CA, Sydel & Sydel in Chicago and Timeless Luxury Watches in Plano, TX.
“After many months of preparations, we are happy and proud to reveal our new premises. We are always in for a party but the current pandemic doesn’t allow us to physically celebrate the inauguration. Despite this difficult situation, we still would love to give you a digital tour of our new building. The place where future Grönefeld timepieces will be made,” a statement from the brothers says today.
The building was constructed in 1886 as a primary school and later as a kindergarten where Bart and Tim first went to school in the early 1970s.
As the Grönefeld headquarters and workshop, it has been decorated with a mix of contemporary Italian furniture, rugged wooden beams and a touch of French “Chateau de Versailles” style.
“We believe we’ve created a magical environment for our team and our customers. A place where we can create mechanical Grönefeld marvels for many more years to come,” the brothers describe.