Friction by Design: Moritz Grossmann Introduces Two New TEFNUT Timepieces in Rose Gold and Steel

The new watches are undeniably glamorous and there has been no compromise on their accuracy. These are set to be staples in the timeless TEFNUT series
Friction by Design: Moritz Grossmann Introduces Two New TEFNUT Timepieces in Rose Gold and Steel
October 23, 2023
Friction by Design: Moritz Grossmann Introduces Two New TEFNUT Timepieces in Rose Gold and Steel

With its primary focus on creating high-quality, extremely precise watches, Moritz Grossmann has developed various watchmaking innovations, including the Detent escapement and the Grossmann balance wheel, both of which have improved timepieces’ accuracy and reliability. The brand has now revealed two new TEFNUT models in rose gold (Ref. MG-003516) and stainless steel (Ref. MG-003517). Indeed, the latest TEFNUT Silver-Plated by Friction (the name of the new collection) pieces are destined to become staples in the renowned collection.

Since its revival, Moritz Grossmann has continued to uphold its legacy of crafting high-quality timepieces with meticulous attention to detail. The brand, which was originally founded by Moritz Grossmann in Glashütte, Germany, in 1854, was re-established in 2008 by Founder and CEO Christine Hutter. She revived the company with a commitment to traditional craftsmanship and a focus on producing exceptional mechanical watches. 

TEFNUT, one of the most important collections from the timepiece maker, has always been showcased as comprising both men’s and women’s novelties. Applying the codes of dress watches, the new Moritz Grossmann TEFNUT Silver-Plated watches come in 39 mm cases. In terms of aesthetics, the TEFNUT Silver-Plated collection resembles the Tremblage series. The exquisite dial has been created by using a 19th century process, wherein the craftsmen rub a mixture of  silver powder, salt, cream of tartar and water on a blank base until a fine grainy texture is achieved. The surface is then perfected with a final polish. 

Each of the new TEFNUT watches gets a black minute track on the outer periphery of the dial and Arabic numerals. The M. Grossmann logo is engraved and set in black lacquer against the silver-plated dial. The manually crafted steel hands, annealed over a flame to a distinct brown-violet hue, indicate the hours and minutes while the running seconds subdial rests at 6 o’clock.

The 39 mm watches are available in rose gold and stainless steel options with thin lugs and crowns at 3 o’clock, sporting transverse grooves  in the same case material. Powering the watches is the manual winding Calibre 102.1, regulated in five positions, with 48 hours of power reserve. The sapphire caseback showcases Grossmann’s distinctive features, from the engraved, stepped balance cock to the Glashütte ribbing on the plates. The TEFNUT Silver-Plated by Friction rose gold variant is paired with a brown alligator leather strap while the stainless steel version is worn on a black alligator leather strap. Straps are closed with prong buckles, each matching the case material.

Image Credits: Moritz Grossmann