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Giuliano Mazzuoli Presents a Marble Watch

October 9, 2014

Giuliano Mazzuoli presents a masterpiece in marble: the Carrara wristwatch

Cradle of the Renaissance and home to some of the greatest masters of the arts the world has ever known, Florence is a showcase of magnificence. Giuliano Mazzuoli is proud of his Florentine roots, and when asked what does the wondrous place he comes from inspire him to create, this time the answer comes from a piece of marble extracted from the caves of the Apuan Alpsin Carrara located just 100 km from Florence. It is where Michelangelo personally went to select the marble to make his stunning sculpture of David thatproudly stands at the Galleria dell’Accademia ofFlorence, and it is where the Romans extracted the marble to build some of the most impressive buildings of Ancient Rome including the Pantheon. Carrara marble is universally recognized as the most prestigious marble in the world, and it is typically characterized by its white color and dark gray veins of varying tones.

Each lot of marble is different andeach stone has its own characteristicsmaking every piece of Giuliano Mazzuoli’s Carrara watch unique.In manufacturing the watch,Swiss watchmaking is combined with traditional Italian craftsmanship and design making an exclusive timepiece. The marble case, made manually in Italy by master marble workers, houses a high-performanceSwiss automatic movement. A metal ring is inserted into the inner chamber and when bonded to the marble it strengthens the structure making it less susceptible to breakage. Unlikeother Mazzuoli watches, the crown in this watch is positioned at 3 o’clock giving the watch more of a classic and traditional feel. The large dimension crown is decorated with a white rubber “o” ring making it even easier to grip. The dial is in ceramic gun metal, blue or white color. The cuboid rectangular minute indexes are raised giving a three-dimensional aspect to the dial. As is typical in all of Giuliano Mazzuoli watches, the strap is inserted directly into the case and it is made in Tuscany in calf-skin leather. A steel deployant buckle firmly and comfortably holds the watch to the wrist.

Giuliano Mazzuoli’s Carrara wristwatch is a tribute to his Tuscan origins and is also available with chronograph functions.

Technical Characteristics:
Case: 44.5mm diameter; 13.5mm height
Cylindrical case made in Italy offineCarrara marble
Movement: Three-hand (time-only) version:
Swiss Made; self-winding automatic movement; ETA 2824/2 movement with Incabloc anti-shocksystem; 25 jewel movement at 28,800 beats per hour, and a 40 hour power reserve
Chronograph version:
Swiss Made; self-winding automatic movement; La Joux-Perret LJP 7771 with Incabloc anti-shock system; 25jewelmovement at 28,800 beats per hour,and a 48hour power reserve
Dial: Ceramic dial in gun metal, blue or whitecolor with raised three-dimensional metallic rectangular cuboid minute indexes
Crown: Screw-in crown positioned at 3 o’clock with white “o” ring
Functions: Three-hand version:
hours, minutes, and seconds
Chronographversion:
hours, minutes, and seconds. Seconds counter positioned at 3 o’clock
Start-Stop Button at 2 o’clock; Reset Button at 4 o’clock.
Crystal: Convex sapphire crystal; anti-reflective
Strap: Strap made of calf-skin leather in Tuscany
Buckle:Deployant steel buckle with logo
Water Resistance: 5 atmospheres (50meters)

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