Grieb & Benzinger creates two Middle East-inspired timepieces

Thanks to its expertise in traditional watchmaking techniques, and its highly personalised service, German watch manufactory Grieb & Benzinger is making quite a name for itself in the Middle East. The brand is notable for creating some incredibly rare and fascinating pieces, and has sent word that it has created two new timepieces – the Green Inspiration, and the Pharos Raspberry.

The green hand-guilloché work is stunning on the Green Inspiration.

The green hand-guilloché work is stunning on the Green Inspiration.

Review: Grieb & Benzinger Grey Tulip Diamond

The Grey Tulip Diamond belongs to the Shades of Grey family from independent watchmaker Grieb & Benzinger. It’s a skeleton watch with a manually wound movement, and we recently had the opportunity to put a fully functioning sample through its paces.

There are skeleton watches and then there are skeleton watches. This is the latter.

There are skeleton watches and then there are skeleton watches. This is the latter.

Inside the Grieb & Benzinger manufacture

Grieb & Benzinger has gained the right kind of horological notoriety for creating rare and beautiful timepieces, which satisfy every want of its privileged clients. It’s a brand where personalisation is not an option but is part of the company’s DNA. Here, we take a look inside the manufacture to find out how the brand’s incredible timepieces come to fruition.

The Grieb & Benzinger team work in two ateliers; one in the heart of the famous ‘gold town’ Pforzheim, and a creative 'base camp' at Daetzingen castle in the Swabian village of Grafenau.

The Grieb & Benzinger team work in two ateliers; one in the heart of the famous ‘gold town’ Pforzheim, and a creative ‘base camp’ at Daetzingen castle in the Swabian village of Grafenau.

The uncommon rarity of Grieb & Benzinger watches

There are rare watches, and then there are RARE watches. Grieb & Benzinger specialises in the latter, the German company sees mechanical watchmaking as an art form, and sources historical or rare watch movements, passing them on to its artisans for refurbishment and serious decoration, before putting them into precious metal cases for the lucky owners.

The Grieb & Benzinger Blue Sensation. The vintage Patek calibre was modified to display time like a regulator, meaning that the hours, minutes and seconds are shown in three different displays.

The Grieb & Benzinger Blue Sensation. The vintage Patek calibre was modified to display time like a regulator, meaning that the hours, minutes and seconds are shown in three different displays.