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God Save the Watch - Grima for Pulsar & Omega

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1969 Grima ‘About Time’ for Omega
Andrew Grima, modernist jeweller and holder of a 20 year Royal Warrant of Appointment to the Queen of England. Grima created some of the rarest watches of the sixties and seventies - Most were one-of-a-kind private commissions and all are made from precious metals or gemstones.?? ?? ? ???

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Custom 18k LED top buttons

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Alternate version w/ side buttons
Pulsar Time Computer commissioned Grima in the mid-seventies to create a small variety of solid gold LED (light emitting diode) wristwatches. Only surfacing in recent years after a liquidation of a Middle East jeweller’s estate. All are one of a kind and part of Simon Alexander and Bruce Wegmann’s important collection.

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Solid White Gold LED (115 grams)
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Grima collaborated with Omega in 1969 for the ‘About Time’ series. Designing 85 one-offs built by 64 craftsmen in one year. All featured watches under gemstones instead of glass and one was fitted with a 28 carat emerald crystal. Very little is known about the Grima models but I’ve been told by an Omega representative that a book is currently being written featuring many of the ‘About Time’ line.

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1969 ‘Gondola’ Watch
18k YG w/Smoky Quartz Crystal
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1969 ‘Greenland’ Watch
18k YG w/ irregularly shaped Tourmaline
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Andrew Grima 1965

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leave a response    10:19 pm    November 18th, 2006     posted by : Mehdi    Permalink   
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    One Response to “ God Save the Watch - Grima for Pulsar & Omega”
    Bruce Wegmann Says:

    I am the finder [and still the owner of 6] of the Grima Time Computer watches shown here. They were part of a jewelers’ estate In Israel, and came to light in 2003, during the inventorying of the estate. Along with the Grimas, there were over 60 solid gold Pulsars [all but three in 18K], including five models that were previously unknown in 18K, and five pairs of watches with consecutive serial numbers. They had been put aside and locked away in a vault [apparently forgotten] for 27 years. All are in mint condition. The great majority of these are still in my personal collection. A thirteenth Grima TC watch is still being held by the heirs to the estate [I will make an announcement when it comes into my posession]. A full set of Grima images [in much higher resolution] can be seen on Guy Ball’s excellent LED site ledwatches.net.


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