April comes early: Moritz Grossmann to unveil the ATUM Pure Skull at WatchTime New York 2017
Moritz Grossmann to unveil the ATUM Pure Skull at WatchTime New York 2017:
From the press release: "In place of the “Mesh” and “Long Hole” dial inserts, the ATUM Pure Skull showcases a stylised skull in its centre. It is a proprietary design that reveals interesting glimpses of the calibre 201.1 movement. The skull is milled and wire-cut with electrical discharge machines in the manufacture, its surface polished or sandblasted to match the case, and then assembled with the remaining dial elements. This individualised manufacturing approach lends itself to dials with other popular motifs or heraldic symbols."
I mean, can this be real? You have more or less successfully established (I am still resting with the 'less') a fine manufacture, and then you do all you can mount to ruin its image with such an unneccessary, unimaginative, ugly monstrosity?
I know the crisis in the watchindustry is a fact, but how can this be a way out?
With soring neck muscles,
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I fully understand and share your feeling about this timepiece. My first reaction was 😳 then 🤔 and, finally, ☹️ I don’t really understand this watch in the context of the other Moritz Grossmann models. The main question is why? Best wishes Alkiro ...
This is a sad turn of events. Everybody knows that biz is hard, very hard, but this? Please say it's 1st April. Sigh! ATB Antony
It is a very different category of brands but apparently HYT, RM, Bell & Ross skull watches are some of their bestsellers. I find all of them, to use your words, unnecessary, unimaginative, ugly. But with those offerings MG is definitely pushing the envel...
Imagine if Lange did this MG has established a brand identity. So to introduce a piece like this that is so contrary to brand identity either expands the brand or lessens the brand. I'm afraid in this case it lessens the brand. I actually think some skull...
To compare this to a Moser funky dial is quite a stretch
Having a purple color dial is one thing -- having a open skull is a different level entirely. I am 100% confident if these were the same watch with a yellow dial, people may call it weird but not hideous and potentially harmful to the brand And to answer ...
Now I’m convinced I was right not to buy their watches yet. This direction is going to bring the brand down, IMO. They did a great job going for class all this while, this just seems like a tremendously wrong step. A gamble not worth it in my view.
I'd like to ask them if what they ate or smoked was so powerful to achieve this final result. But after a whatsoever hangover, the next day your brain should work properly again . Indeed a great example of how to lose any credibility in 5 seconds (the tim...
I agree with the consensus completely.
A strange and disappointing turn for the brand. A new brand is such a delicate thing, and to take such a turn within the first decade really throws the brand identity into question in my opinion. I love their higher end movements but I fear for the future...
Desperation I'm afraid...
So many brands, established and not so established, are trying all sorts of experiments to try to energize sales. Marketing depts. are given the reins, when IMO they should not be allowed near the design rooms! MG originally came out with several superb w...
not my cup of coffee
im a black coffee , no sugar no milk.. This is a ton of sugar that is not deserved. I give mayor props for anyone who wants to come out with their own brand but have better designs. These remind me of the sugar skulls from Hublot "WTF mate"
I am most upset :-(
After having dinner with Christine Hutter a month ago, I had fallen in love with the Benu Power Reserve and had more or less decided that this was going to be my next watch. I am now rather reluctant to spend my hard earned pension on the Benu after the r...
The people at Moritz Grossmann are a great bunch and their other watches are amazing and beautifully finished. But this skull watch is a big no no for a brand with an ethos and history like MG. I would not be surprised if Moritz Grossmann is turning uneas...
Even the AD
is baffled by their marketing strategy with this latest watch. Sigh...
I feel a conspiracy theory brewing..
These reminds me of the quartz skulls theory/mystery from "Ancient Aliens"! Could there be any connection here with HYT, RM, B&R and now MG joining the foray? Hhmmm... If it needs to be skulls, the most I dare tolerate would probably be a minute three dim...
It is one thing being creative and thinking outside the box but adding a skull watch to the watch production of a smallish independent brand is wholly unnecessary and short sighted away from the brand's longstanding ethos. I quote the last line on one of ...
Unless they start a rock band
In that case the (grand) children will be happy with the GM, although they may find the design a bit too dull and would have preferred the HYT skull Maori watch. In other words: either you go all out or you don’t at all.
Precisely Arie!! :-)
Moritz Grossmann has confused everyone with this watch. I mean if they cannot get their ADs to understand their direction or philosophy, what hope do they have of convincing us.
In that case
this would be a stroke of genius!! Afterall, seldom has a post on Moritz Grossmann attracted more than 1,500 views!!
I think they could be accused of desperation if they had issued an unlimited number of these hideous watches. Lack of foresight on the other hand is them issuing a limited edition of 20 watches, enough to dilute the brand's reputation!
Fair comment Arie
Buy a T shirt (even I have one with a skull! ) But don't put a skull on a high horlogerie 'wannabe' brand.
Not long ago they have created...
... the probably most compelling entry for Only Watch, a most beautiful set of two watches, and now this totally expandable ugly thing. Not a smart move 😔 they had been on a good way, this is clearly a throw back, and absolutely unnecessary. Cheers Henrik...
Agreed 100% Henrik!
I have to commend Moritz Grossmann on a beautiful entry into the 2017 Only Watch - the perfect pair, the perfect combination (see photo below). Seldom has a watch brand been able to show off its Dr Jekyll Mr Hyde character as evidently as this brand has w...