Gronefeld Principia Automatic. Some pictures and thoughts.

Aug 11, 2019,13:45 PM

Among all the Gronefeld Principia Automatic, this is the one, in steel, with this salmon / copper dial which is my favorite. 

I am not a fan of automatic movements, as I find them, most often, less well decorated than a manual winding movement, but there are some exceptions, and this Gronefeld and the Laurent Ferrier, are some worthy exceptions. 

The watch is not only uber cool, it is also top comfortable to wear, due to its proportions: 39, 5 mm big, 10, 5 mm high. The lugs are a bit macho, more than elegant, but this works very well with the rest of the watch, in my opinion. 

Another detail I like, the dimension of the " small seconds ". Not too big, nor too small. They partially eat the 5 and 7 indices, but it is not shocking, to me.

And here a picture of the movement...

A last word on the strap, very well chosen, I find. 

Bravo, the Gronefeld Brothers... This is one I would like to add in my collection, one day. 



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Def a great watch from two amazing brothers .

 By: Watchonthewrist : August 11th, 2019-13:57
This version is for sure my fav from the Principia collection although i love there other dials too . I think this watch would looks even better with a micro rotor because the big rotor takes away a bit of the view from there gorgeous movement . Still its... 

Now you're making me curious about your first choice 😳 (LF???)

 By: Watchonthewrist : August 11th, 2019-15:12
Please share with us 🙏🏻🤗

My favorite

 By: batholith : August 11th, 2019-17:37
and the one I've got on order. Can't wait! As others have said, certainly would have been interesting with a micro rotor, as well. Big fan of Laurent Ferrier, as well. Can't go wrong either way, really.

Grin! Thanks

 By: batholith : August 12th, 2019-16:21
Should be around March from what I understand. Being that they don't deliver to Thailand, I had to order it through their agent in Singapore who has a representative in Thailand.


 By: batholith : August 13th, 2019-04:54
Yup! And get something more interesting at the end of it.

Definitely! [nt]

 By: amanico : August 13th, 2019-09:54


 By: Jurry : August 11th, 2019-23:48
My thoughts are the other way around. That “hole” in the dial to me represents the entire concept Not just if the watch itself but of the story behind it with their dad and grandpa maintaining the church clock in Oldenzaal (which purely coincidental is th... 

Pleasure, my friend. [nt]

 By: amanico : August 12th, 2019-02:29

My favourite semi rotor automatic.

 By: sham1 : August 11th, 2019-23:51
Thank you for posting!

This is a very nice watch!

 By: jlux : August 12th, 2019-00:22
It all comes together : the beautiful dial,the well chosen proportions and an interesting movement. I anyway find Grönefeld to be one of the most interesting new independants brands. Beautiful pictures as always ! Regards, Gerard

This is certainly a very beautiful Remontoire

 By: Mike H : August 12th, 2019-02:54
... but I believe I share the point of view of Jurry and ZSHSZ the eight seconds complication is so original and the main innovation of this watch and not a gimmick. As for the “hole” in the dial it doesn’t disturb me at all on the contrary. I would have ... 

Grönefeld timepieces are outstanding creations.

 By: VMM : August 12th, 2019-06:07
I'm a big fan of their movements. Your choice looks great, the 39,5 mm case is a big yes. I'm sure we'll see it on your wrist anytime soon. Vte

He he... Who knows? Gracias, Vicente. [nt]

 By: amanico : August 12th, 2019-06:52
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Love this watch and it's also high on my wish list!

 By: DarrenKats : September 16th, 2019-08:48
Although I may prefer the cream dial/roman numeral version a tad more. Great pics!

This watch, with this dial, is very high on my list.

 By: DruidPadj : September 17th, 2019-08:45
In fact, it is probably the only watch on my list. We'll see; but it's pretty spectacular.


 By: DruidPadj : September 17th, 2019-09:14
I'm pretty confident. I will meet the brothers on October 24th.

You do know me, Vlad. [nt]

 By: DruidPadj : September 17th, 2019-10:48

I read in your mind... [nt]

 By: amanico : September 17th, 2019-10:53

That's a scary thought... [nt]

 By: DruidPadj : September 17th, 2019-18:38

I will be there as well.

 By: BMR : September 20th, 2019-13:45
I’m very much looking forward to meeting the brothers in October, and there’s more than a good chance I’ll have one of these when it’s all said and done.

Will do, my friend!

 By: BMR : September 20th, 2019-17:03
I think it will be a slice of watch heaven

I am sure of that. [nt]

 By: amanico : September 20th, 2019-23:11

My will power...

 By: BMR : September 24th, 2019-11:24
Is very weak for things like this: ...  

Yes, my tastes certainly prefer a manual movement these days.

 By: BMR : September 24th, 2019-12:26
But this one is still incredibly well done, in my opinion. The contrast of finishings and the variety of angles are a feast for the eyes.

may I ask?

 By: ztirual : September 17th, 2019-12:07
How much is home made and how much is outsourced, made by others and bought in? Much of the appeal of independants is, well at least for me, the fact that they are independent. z'

pm sent [nt]

 By: ztirual : September 18th, 2019-12:24