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. 

Best,

Nicolas



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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.

Grin!

 
 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

Remontoir

 
 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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