The Jochen Benzinger Zeitfenster marries the best features of hand engraved skeleton watches with those of traditional silver frosted dials.
The Jochen Benzinger Zeitfenster (Time Window) shows unique horizontal "window" into the workings of the mechanical movement just under the Benzinger logo.
The sterling silver dial features Roman numerals painted on a frosted ring. Next, the dial is "cut out" to reveal the hand-skeletonized movement and decorated ground plate with prominent open hour wheel.
The Breguet hands are in steel with flame blued tips.
Other features include:
- A partially cut out dial to view the movement from the front
- Skeletonized movement, bridges and ratcheted crown wheel
- Blue platinum plated exposed gears visible from the front
- Hands which are a mix of silver and blue to match the coloring of the dial and gears
- Case made in Pforzheim, Germany to Jochen's specifications and design
- Sterling silver dial with frosted ring with painted Roman numerals
This watch is made using traditional Pforzheim techniques (click here
to learn more about these machines and the manufacturing process). The process of making just the dial can take days.
Next, he cuts out portions of the dial using a small engraver's hand saw. These cuts must be perfect - one slip can ruin the dial which has already been guillochéd.
This watch like all of Jochen's watches is one watch that you will want to turn over to show what a true artist can accomplish. This watch is manually winding with a power reserve of 44 hours, and features a large sub seconds hand at 6.
Sapphire crystals on both sides with screwed balance. The presentation box is elaborate, and naturally features engraved plates describing and naming the watch.
This watch ships with a Benzinger calf leather strap and Benzinger engraved double deployant buckle.