A homage to the beauty of the Orient

25 Feb 2019

The TEFNUT 1001 Nights captivates with its magnificent radiance and golden Milanaise bracelet

Scheherazade would certainly have fallen in love with the dazzlingly beautiful TEFNUT 1001 Nights. This magnificent jewelled watch brings to life the tales of the Arabian Nights with radiant diamonds, handcrafted mother-of-pearl and an elaborate Milanaise bracelet.

Inspired by the beauty and mysticism of the Orient, a watch with a magical aura has been created that unites the art of watchmaking with the art of jewellery to the highest level of perfection. The dial takes the observer into a mysterious nocturnal landscape of sand dunes with a moon shining above them. It is assembled elaborately by hand using the finest and precisely cut mother-of-pearl plates. Due to the varying colours of the mother-of-pearl, each image is a small unique specimen. 62 white brilliant-cut diamonds and a radiant, asymmetrical guilloche lend the dreamlike motif a sparkling frame.



Golden Milanaise jewelled bracelet

The TEFNUT 1001 Nights is now available with an innovation – an elaborate Milanaise bracelet: it is made in white or rose gold to match the case and lends the watch its perfect elegance. Thanks to the ultra-fine workmanship, it gently nestles on the wrist and feels cool and airy on the skin even on hot days. The folding clasp can be variably adjusted and easily released.

Dial and hands

The black Roman numerals and the unmistakable lance-shaped Grossmann hands stand out harmoniously against the delicate line structure of the dial. The white or rose gold case gently widens from the crown to the 9 o’clock side. The bezel is set with 62 white diamonds. Two freely suspended lugs fixed to one side of the case easily pick up on the exciting asymmetry of the design. Like the crown, the lugs are graced with blue cabochons.

Calibre 102.0

The TEFNUT 1001 Nights features the characteristic movement elements of the calibre 102.0: cantilevered balance cock with the Grossmann micrometer screw, raised gold chatons, a separately removable winder module, and the mass-optimised Grossmann balance. The sapphire crystal back on the back of the watch reveals the radiant high-artistic finish of the movement.

“On film” – discover the details of the TEFNUT 1001 Nights up close

The Moritz Grossmann brand manufactures timepieces to the highest standard of craftsmanship under the motto “Schönstes deutsches Handwerk”. The TEFNUT 1001 Nights reflects the cosmopolitan spirit of the visionary and aesthete Moritz Grossmann to absolute perfection. The new video presents all the facets of the sculptural masterpiece in an impressive close-up. 



Reference   MG-002237
Case   750/000 rose gold, bezel set with 62 white brilliant-cut diamonds
Dial   Argenté, mother of pearl, 62 white brilliant-cut diamonds
Hands   Manually crafted, steel, annealed to a brown hue
Reference   MG-002238
Case   750/000 white gold, bezel set with 62 white brilliant-cut diamonds
Dial   Argenté, mother of pearl, 62 white brilliant-cut diamonds
Hands   Manually crafted, steel, annealed to a brown-violet hue


Technical Data:
Movement   Manufactory calibre 102.0, manual winding, regulated in five positions
No. of parts   196
Jewels   26, of which 3 in screwed gold chatons
Escapement   Lever escapement
Oscillator   Shock-resistant Grossmann balance with 4 inertia screws and 2 poising screws, Nivarox 1 balance spring
Balance   Diameter: 10.0 mm, frequency: 21,600 semi-oscillations/hour
Power reserve   48 hours when fully wound
Functions   Hours, minutes and seconds
Operating elements   Crown in 750/000 gold for winding the watch and setting the time
Case dimensions   Diameter: 37.0 mm, height: 9.9/7.1 mm
Movement dimensions   Diameter: 26.0 mm, height: 3.45 mm
Case   Three-part, in 750/000 gold
Bezel   Set with 60 brilliant-cut diamonds, Top Wesselton, vvsi 62
Dial   Mother of pearl, partially guilloched, Roman numerals, dune landscape in mother of pearl, with 62 brilliant-cut diamonds
Hands   Manually crafted, steel, annealed to a brown or brown-violet hue
Crystal/display back   Sapphire crystal, antireflective coating on one side
Bracelet   Milanaise bracelet with folding clasp in 750/000 gold
Special features   Shock-resistant balance with inertia and poising screws, impulse pin integrated in rim; flat balance spring; balance staff with integrated safety roller; index adjuster with Grossmann micrometer screw; pillar movement with 3/5 plate, frame pillars and separately removable clutch winder; frame parts in untreated German silver; raised gold chatons with pan-head screws; remodified Glashütte stopwork with backlash; mainspring barrel with bilateral jewel bearings for optimised power management in the low-torque range; ARCAP train wheels; proprietary escapement with 18-tooth escape wheel