The Area51 is the result of an unusual request by one of Grieb & Benzinger’s customers whose son wanted an alien-themed watch. The alien images of legend are produced on the dial with three-dimensional metallised surfaces and ruby-set eyes against the background of a grey moon surface complete with diamond-set craters.
As for all Grieb & Benzinger timepieces, the Area 51’s movement features an exquisite level of hand skeletonisation, engraving and guillochage, with blackened surfaces that fit with the extra-terrestrial theme. Housed in a solid 18-carat palladium white-gold case, the Area 51 comes with an extra-short strap to fit its 12 year-old owner.
Source: Europa Star October - November 2013 Magazine Issue