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Baselworld 2016: Grönefeld 1941 Remontoire

At Basleworld, next month, independent Dutch watchmaking brothers, Bart and Tim Grönefeld, will unveil a new timepiece, highlighted by an eight-second constant force mechanism that ensures that the power delivery never fluctuates from the point that the mainspring is fully wound (36-hours) until it is completely unwound. This leads to consistent rate and amplitude, and excellent precision. The inspiration for the creation of the Grönefeld 1941 Remontoire came from the brother’s childhood, where they played to the sounds of the Saint Plechelmus church clock, which was maintained by their grandfather, Johan Grönefeld, until he passed away, at which point their father, Sjef Grönefeld, took over the duties. According to the manufacture, “The church clock, created in 1913 by Royal Eijsbouts in the village of Asten, The Netherlands is equipped with a remontoire mechanism. The rationale for the remontoire being used

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Presenting the Grönefeld One Hertz Techniek

Building on the momentum from the Grönefeld One Hertz, which won Time Zone’s watch of the year award last year, Bart and Tim Grönefeld have launched a new model — the One Hertz Techniek. It is an open-work dial version of the One-Hertz, the world’s only series wristwatch with independent dead seconds. Presented in a polished and brushed titanium (or a grade 5 titanium DLC case) the One Hertz Techniek and Techniek Nocturne, respectively, come in the same case dimensions, and have the same in-house caliber G-02 movement as the original One Hertz, now in a stunning skeleton dial. If you liked the original, then you are likely going to love this one.

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Grönefeld One Hertz with Independent Deadbeat Seconds

The Grönefeld One Hertz is the second complicated mechanical timepiece created by Swiss trained, Netherland based watchmaking brothers, Bart and Tim Grönefeld. The movement for this new timepiece, was created completely in-house. The dial indicates hours and minutes on a sub-dial at 2 o'clock. Power reserve is indicated at 12 o'clock.

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