UNIVERSALZEIT, the latest model from the independent manufacturer Moritz Grossmann, makes it possible to see the current time in different time zones around the world at a single glance. Designed in the shape of a world map, the dial uses time windows precisely aligned with coordinates and city names as a means of providing orientation in terms of time and geography. A total of six windows displays the hour from 1 to 24 in each of the six cities. Daylight-saving time is not observed in the cities selected. This means that the UNIVERSALZEIT indicates the actual time all year round and no adjustment is necessary.
MORITZ GROSSMANN UNIVERSALZEIT CENTRAL SECOND STAINLESS STEEL
The new calibre 100.7 of the UNIVERSALZEIT was specially developed by Grossmann’s designers in the manufactory.
Setting the time windows and the main time via the crown at 3 o’clock-
The hours in the time windows and the main time are set via the crown at 3 o’clock. When the minute hand passes 12, the time in the time windows jumps forward by one hour.
A disc connected to a 24-tooth ratchet wheel moves beneath the dial. This is printed with a multitude of numerals from 1 to 24, each arranged at an angle of 15 degrees across a total of six rings.
Setting the main time separately via the crown at 10 o’clock-
The main time hour hand is then corrected via the pusher mechanism at 10 o’clock.
The hour hand of the main time can be moved backwards and forwards separately in hourly increments using the quick adjustment mechanism. This does not change the time display in the windows.
The UNIVERSALZEIT’s elaborate manufacture movement is given an appropriate setting by a stainless steel 44 mm case with a brown, hand-stitched alligator leather strap.
- Manufactory calibre 100.7
- Manual winding
- Regulated in five positions
- Grossmann balance
- Hand setting override and start of movement with lateral pusher
- Space-saving modified Glashütte stopwork with backlash
- Adjustment with Grossmann micrometer screw on cantilevered balance cock
- Pillar movement with 2/3 plate and pillars made of untreated German silver
- Balance cock and escape-wheel cock hand-engraved
- Broad horizontal Glashütte ribbing
- 3-band snailing on the ratchet wheel
- Separately removable clutch winding mechanism
- Stop seconds for hand setting
- Central second wheel
- Newly developed module for displaying the full hours in selected metropolitan areas
- Correction mechanism at 10 o'clock to adjust the hour hand when changing one's own location
- Hours, minutes, and seconds
- Centre second with stop second
- Grossmann manual winder with pusher
Number of parts
31 jewels, 1 of which is in a pressed gold chaton
- Shock-resistant Grossmann balance with 4 inertia screws and 2 poising screws
- Nivarox 1 balance spring with No. 80 Breguet terminal curve
- Gustav Gerstenberger geometry
Diameter: 14.2 mm
42 hours when fully wound
- Crowns in stainless steel to wind the watch and set the time and the windows
- Pusher in stainless steel to start the watch
- Crowns in stainless steel to correct the hour hand
- 44.5 mm diameter
- 13.78 mm height
- 36.4 mm diameter
- 7.45 mm height
Three-part stainless steel
- Solid silver
- Windows with rhodium-plated bevel
Painted and printed
- Manually crafted
- Polished steel
- Sapphire crystal
- Antireflective coating on one side
- Hand-stitched alligator leather with prong buckle in stainless steel
- Choice of black, blue, or brown leather