In the years that I’ve been doing Monochrome, I’ve met numerous incredible individuals, with numerous phenomenal thoughts, and numerous amazing activities. One of them is Christian Bissener, who runs an extraordinary watch store in Luxemburg, selling probably the best vintage watches (you should see and visit), and he likewise addresses a portion of our darling autonomous watchmakers. As of late Christian dispatched another cooperation with one of these free watchmakers and the renowned painter Leon Zanella, who make a coincidental dial, hand-painted that is. Furthermore, it’s for a decent aim also! So mutual benefit all round.
A part of the returns of each Benzinger by Zanella watch will go to a cause association that underpins families with youngsters who experience the ill effects of a type of disease; € 500 Euro to be exact. At the point when you consider that these watches are completely hand-made, the movements are skeletonized and engraved by hand, and there’s a selection of hands, records and that’s just the beginning, at that point the retail cost of € 12.900 Euro is incredibly, sensible. Allow me to show you what Christian Bissener, Jochen Benzinger and Leon Zanella made as a first piece.
“Watches meet art” is the project’s byline, anyway these watches are as of now workmanship, even without the hand-painted dial. Anyway more about the Benzinger observes later, presently first the dials. Every Benzinger by Zanella comprises a canvas made by Léon Zanella as dial. The dial will be hand-painted with a scaled down duplicate of one of Léon Zanella’s unique paintings, and there’s a decision of 68 paintings to pick from.
The hour lists will be imprinted onto the sapphire precious stone, thus will the name ‘Benzinger’. At that point there’s a selection of hands – Breguet style hands, or feuille (leaf) hands – and you can likewise pick if you need a little second hand. Presently the “art” that I alluded to before is next on the menu, and are the various decisions you can make for the movement’s inscriptions, skeletonizations, guilloche and different medicines. Jochen Benzinger is known among authorities for his artisanal engraved movements, which are a piece of craftsmanship, horological workmanship that is.
So somehow, this isn’t a watch that you simply purchase. The determination interaction of choice an artwork (that is specially made) and choosing the various opportunities for a customized development, indeed, that will take a short time. So it may very well be a smart thought to begin the requesting cycle soon, so Santa can present to you a decent watch. Obviously, every watch will come with a ‘certificat d’originalité’ from Zanella. These profoundly selective and extraordinary watches are just accessible through Christian Bissener’s store in Luxemburg (indeed, you can contact Christian on the web or by means of telephone) at a cost of € 12.900 Euro.
Click here to go to Christian Bissener’s site with the Benzinger by Zanella watches.