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Grieb & Benzinger Blossom Black Tulip

At the request of a celebrity agent who was in search of a unique piece for their client, a US-based pop star, Grieb & Benzinger has created an amazing one-of-a-kind skeleton timepiece - the Blossom Black Tulip. Grieb & Benzinger's skeletonized timepieces require much of the work to be done by hand, with no more than 100 pieces produced per year, making them very rare. According to Grieb & Benzinger, the Blossom is the only skeletonized watch in the world that is fully skeletonized, engraved by hand and features guilloché work. The Blossom Black Tulip comes in a 43 mm diameter 18k red gold case with a guilloché bezel and a black-colored skeletonized movement, even the otherwise red ruby jewel bearings have been blackened. Crown, hour, minutes and seconds hands in rose gold. The retail price is $45,675.

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Hand Engraving and Hand Guilloché by Benzinger Watches

This is a high-defintiion video of master watchmaker Jochen Benzinger, who creates fully skeletonized hand engraved timepieces. In the video, Jochen Benzinger shows off his process for hand engraving a guilloché pattern on a movement. The video also features many of the watchmaking techniques that are used to produce a Benzinger timepiece. Including close-ups of hand engraving, skeletonizing, guilloché, flame bluing of parts, creation of frosted Breguet dials and more. Only about 100 watches leave the German workshop each year.

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