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.

Chopard L.U.C hits 4,130 metres with AWG

We’ve a rather unique watch spotting article today. Mr. Hassan Akhras, better known as the Arab Watch Guide on Instagram, recently made the trek to the Annapurna Mountain base camp, located at a height of 4,130 metres. On his wrist, was a limited edition Chopard L.U.C 8HF Power Control.

A wristcheck in the Himalayas . Why not?

A wristcheck in the Himalayas . Why not?

Introducing the Breitling Avenger Bandit

Breitling has just extended its Avenger collection with the launch of its Avenger Bandit. The independent Swiss brand says that its new timepiece embodies daring feats and extreme missions, the sort of things that are part of everyday life on an aircraft carrier.

The Avenger collection is one of Breitling's staples, and consists of sporty watches.

The Avenger collection is one of Breitling’s staples, and consists of sporty watches.

Hands-On: MB&F Legacy Machine 101 Platinum

When it was launched in 2014, the Legacy Machine 101 was the first MB&F timepiece to carry a movement that was designed by the brand itself. It had – and still has – the most classic looks of any MB&F timepiece, and was (and still is) the brand’s most accessible wristwatch. In January of this year, ahead of SIHH, the independent watchmaker released a new model, and we had the good fortune to spend some time with it recently.

The floating balance wheel is a hallmark of the Legacy Machine collection.

The floating balance wheel is a hallmark of the Legacy Machine collection.

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.