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De Grisogono New Retro Black Stripes Only Watch

For Only Watch 2015, De Grisogono has created a one-of-a-kind New Retro Black Stripes watch. The timepiece features a large rectangular gold case with a top-mounted winding crown and is powered by an automatic movement. The caseback is set with black diamonds, aptly as de Grisogono focuses heavily on jewelry. The front and rear sapphire crystals have curved edges, similar like the new Samsung Galaxy 6 Edge, offering not just a straight on view of the dial and movement, but also a side view. The watch is presented on a black alligator strap with a gold buckle matching the case. Engraved on the caseback unique 1/1, this watch will be featured in the Only Watch charity auction on 7 November 2015 in Geneva.

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Instrumento Carbon Chrono Hands-On

Genevan jewelry brand, de Grisogono, focuses primarily on producing unique, high-end jewelry pieces. To a lesser degree, they also makes watches, although this year they came out with a very cool new chronograph model in a carbon fiber case, called the Instrumento Carbon Chrono. Similar to the Carbotech material from Panerai, and the NTPT material from Richard Mille, the case and lugs of the Instrumento Carbon are made from a multi-layer carbon fiber composite. According to de Grisogono, “The INSTRUMENTO CARBON CHRONO’s case and lugs are cut and shaped from solid blocks of carbon formed from stacks of compressed layers of carbon fibers. The layers create an original regular striped pattern visible on the sides of the case, contributing to a unique aesthetic element to the watch. The pattern is also visible on the sides of the movable lugs, perfectly

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