Krone La Grande Lune

Feb 09, 2008
CEO of Krone Robert Kronenberger has been overwhelmed by an ambitious goal - to create things to be forever kept in people's memory. He wants the brand's watches to possess the sentient characteristics highly appreciated by collectors. Mr. Kronenberger, being a passionate collector himself, managed to unite his personal interest with his professional approach and expertise and discover the best materials and designs for developing most noteworthy timepieces.

The new Krone creation called La Grande Lune has joined the previous watch collections - the Balance of Time, the Art of War and the Marquis. All the collections have been developed in cooperation with Svend Andersen, famous Swiss watchmaker. Mr. Andersen is highly appreciated for possessing special artistic vision and developing fine mechanics.

The COE of Krone noticed that among a great variety of timepieces with moon phases one would rarely see the moon created with artistic approach. Mr. Kronenberger shared his ideas with the watchmaker - he wanted to develop a watch that would feature 'the most dramatic moon possible'. The most impressive moon phase subdial of the La Grande Lune has been created applying mother-of-pearl and black-lipped pearl.

The Krone La Grande Lune is not only aesthetically sophisticated - it is also mechanically innovative. To click through the moon's phases all the watch's owner has to do is to perform a simple twist of the crown. When the crown is in the first position, the watch can be wound. The second position is required for quick setting of the moon function. When the crown is fully executed, it is possible to set the hands.

The case of the timepiece measuring 45 mm in diameter has been produced in white gold. It is available in limited edition that consists of fifty pieces for every of three dial variations - gray, white or aventurine. The aventurine dial with sparkly beats is meant to remind a galactic display, a fine background for the sensational moon-phase subdial. The gray dial will make one think of the night sky. The white dial reminds a clean, lunar-like background for the applied Arabic numerals and the subdial featuring a variety of tones.

Every version of the majestic timepieces developed by Svend Andersen is available for the retail price of 37,500 dollars.

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