I have always been a huge fan of Giuliano Mazzuoli’s minimalist design language he uses to create his timepieces. He always innovates and stands out from the rest and exudes passion and spirit in everything he does.
He recently released the first watch case in Italian marble.This marble is known as Carrara Marble and is extracted from the caves of the Apuan Alps in Carrara, Italy (near Florence) for these new innovative watch cases.
As marble is a natural stone, each slab of marble is unique, hence making each watch different. Each watch case is crafted manually by Italian master marble craftsman. Carrara marble is typically characterized by its white color and dark gray veins of varying tones .
According to Giuliano Mazzuoli, “his is the same place where the great Michelangelo got his marble for his stunning sculpture of David that proudly stands at the Galleria dell’Accademia of Florence, and it is where the Romans extracted the marble to build some of the most impressive buildings of Ancient Rome including the Pantheon.”
These new Marble Carrara watches come in two versions, a regular three handed time only watch and a chronograph. The dials are available in ceramic gun metal, blue and white for both models. The cases for both models are an impressive 45 mm in size. To maintain the structural integrity of the marble watch case, a metal ring is inserted into the inner chamber and bonded to the marble.
Having owned a Giuliano Mazzuoli Manometro Chronograph in the past myself, the case looks bigger than 45 mm because there are no lugs attached to the case, they are fitted underneath the strap. This provided the watch to really hug the wrist and ensure the wearer a completely unique and original design.
Normally on a Giuliano Mazzuoli watch the crown is located at the 4 o’clock position, but on the new Carrara Marble the crown is located at the 3 o’clock position giving it a little more tradition refinement.
The dial has a 3 dimensional look because of the raised cuboid rectangular minute indexes. The movement for the 3 hander is Swiss ETA 2824-2 for the 3-handers, and a La Joux-Perrett 7771 for the chrono
The prices are right at $4,900 for the 3-handed models and $7,900 for the chrono,