Time Pieces – Prologue
All that I know about Moritz Grossmann in 24 chapters
My watch credentials are pretty weak.
Three years ago, I didn’t know a Patek Philippe from a Richard Mille or a Timex from a Greubel Forsey.
I owned and wore (everywhere) a quartz Ebel that I bought thirty years ago duty free in Miami airport for about $1,500. I also had my dad’s old Navy issue WWII Omega stuck in drawer somewhere, but never wore it and didn’t appreciate it.
Today I own five hand made pieces of German watchmaking mastery. I was introduced by a skiing pal to Moritz Grossmann and fell for their work, their people and their watches hook, line and sinker.
I’m now their agent. I’ve got a calling to share what I know about these amazing timepieces in six sections – outlined below.
Fair warning – it gets expensive. I’d love to help you spend wisely.
1 Diving In – crash course in watchmaking
2 Circling the Drain – becoming enchanted
3 Down the Rabbit Hole – building a collection
4 Exceptional as Standard – stories of unique watch design
5 Being Seen – marketing a niche brand on a small budget
6 Choices, Choices – settling on the right watch
Where it started: my watch collection as of December 2016
Where it gets to: how I spend my mornings – April 2020