The high-end independent watchmaker kicks off a new partnership with Dynamo Dresden with an excellent timepiece.
One cannot exactly say that Glashütte is found wanting for quality watchmakers. There are plenty of excellent German watch brands calling the city home, and one of them is Moritz Grossmann.
Many of the brands from Glashütte boast attractive designs and even develop their own terrific calibers. But Moritz Grossmann has something even more going for it: the company was founded by Christine Hutter.
Having an entrepreneurial woman at the helm is just one more reason why I’m a fan of this brand, and Ms. Hutter seems to have the independent watchmaker on the right track.
One example of that is the brand’s commitment to its traditional roots in the Saxony region. Earlier this year, the manufacture announced its collaboration with local football club SG Dynamo Dresden. And the black and yellow outfit has just been honored with a special edition of the Benu Power Reserve.
The special “Black/Yellow” model in white gold is being released in a limited edition of only 11 pieces, the same number of outfield players on a football team.
Just like with the original Benu Power Reserve, we have the unique bar in the dial aperture that shows the amount of autonomy left. This time, however, the colourway matches the livery of Dynamo Dresden, in the classic looking black and yellow combination. As for the dial itself, it is adorned with a with a stylized ’D’ in this special edition.
This model is also powered by the same caliber found in the Benu Power Reserve, the calibre 100.2. The nicely finished movement can be admired through the display back.
The special “Black/Yellow” model of the Benu Power Reserve remains very true to the styling and quality of the Benu family. I might even prefer it to the original thanks to its brilliant colour contrasts. And by the virtue of that alone, I might have just become a Dynamo Dresden fan myself.