Introducing one of Jochen Benzinger's most interesting watches - the Sun and Moon 24.
The Jochen Benzinger Sun and Moon is different from other watches in the Benzinger Collection. Yes, it retains all of his traditional arts of engine turning, engraving and skeletonizing - but at the same time this watch uses a unique 24 hour time display but in a 12 hour window. The sun hour hand indicates the time from 6 am to 6 pm then the moon hour hand takes over from 6 pm to 6 am.
You'll notice that the dial is actually not one dial but two - Jochen has used a layered approach to create a completely hand guilloched sterling silver dial that appears to float from the center of the watch.
The inlaid black chapter ring with contrasting white Roman numerals completes the look.
Take a look at the small second hand at 6. Jochen has cut out this portion of the dial to reveal the skeletonized movement, and in keeping with the color scheme of the watch both the hour wheel and the visible second gears are in black with the second hand being blue and white.
The movement is hand skeletonized and hand engraved using many patterns, with the ground plate coated in black PVD to provide a stark contrast to the silver bridges, wheels and gears. The screws are flame blued as are the hands, and you'll find yourself staring at the movement long enough to miss meeting start times (which might be a good thing).
With this watch Jochen proves again why his old world craftsmanship skills are among the elite in his profession. Everything is done by hand, using original engraving and engine turning machines, many of which are antiques. You can learn more about how Jochen Benzinger creates watches by clicking here
. You'll also see the very machines and workshop where he works.
This watch is manually winding with a power reserve of 44 hours, and features a sub seconds hand at 6. Sapphire crystals on both sides. The presentation box is elaborate, and naturally features engraved plates describing and naming the watch.
This watch ships with a black Benzinger calf leather strap and deployant buckle.