The crown is easy to pull out to set the time. A hack mechanism enables you to synchronize the watch with a reference time source. The calendar displays are set using four recessed corrector buttons. However, in every month with fewer than 31 days, you must press the recessed date corrector and risk scratching the beautiful gold case. Simply turning the hands 24 hours ahead doesn’t work because it will put the day and moon-phase out of sync.
Through the pressure-fit caseback with sapphire window you can see the manufacture movement, GP 033 MO, which is derived from the GP 3300. It is decorated with beveled and polished edges, côtes de Genève, a gold rotor and blued screws. For what the watch costs ($19,800) you’d expect to see a free-sprung fine regulator rather than the Triovis fine regulator, which would have allowed the hairspring to “breathe” freely. Otherwise, the price is appropriate, given the in-house movement, gold case and full calendar.
Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds; date; day; month; moon-phase
Movement: Cal. GP033MO, automatic; 28,800 vph; Triovis fine regulating system; power reserve = 46 hours
Case: Rose gold, nonreflective sapphire crystal, pressure-fit caseback with sapphire window; water-resistant to 30 meters