Gresso, which is primarily known for their high-end line of luxury mobile phones, decided to hit up the world of luxury watches a couple years ago. At Baselworld 2010 they introduced the Grand Wind Skeleton Collection, a beautifully crafted carbon fiber watch.
Keeping with the company’s stylish traditions and innovative design, designers and engineers took three years to develop this watch, utilizing over 100 prototypes in the making. The watch boasts a 45-mm large and 12-mm high case made of 18k gold and carbon fiber. The watches have a self-winding movement due to Gresso G1, a Gresso developed movement. Its frequency is 28 800 semi-vibrations per hour and the power reserve of the watch is 38 hours. The skeletonized movement is visible from both the external and the internal part of the case.
The time piece features two windows on the face side of the watch which are opposed to two windows on the back side and through the windows, you can observe the movement operating, while in the other window you can see the second hand made of a three-blade propeller. This innovative solution is a part of the uncommon movement used in the Grand Wind Skeleton watches to indicate seconds.
Each watch has the company’s logo and individual number engraved on the back of the watch case. This model was only produced in a limited edition of 100 in the rose gold and another 100 in white gold. The strap is made of crocodile leather. The carbon fiber watches are stunning and exquisite pieces of wearable art that sell for $60,000 a piece.