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Digital Delight

Robert Levine

Stephen and Elizabeth Magnum

Edward Lee

Terrence Hogan, Stephen Howard and Bryan Shillabeer

HK Golfer watch lovers experience the unique de Meccanico DG



Andrew Dawson

Kannus Cheng and Neil Hosie

anniversary of the brand. With a price tag of over US$300,000, this watch is unique in having both an analogue and a mechanical digital display. Easier to demonstrate than to describe, the timepiece has almost 700 parts and displays two separate time zones simultaneously on an analogue upper dial and on the lower digital display. Obviously it is the “digital” element which is most intriguing, and the inhouse proprietary movement displays numbers using a series of cylinder-type segments which are moved by a complex series of cams and gears plus a triggering and synchronization device. It’s a remarkable piece of engineering, all visible through the front and back of the piece. Available in four styles—red gold, titanium and gold, titanium and platinum and titanium and rubber—the Meccanico DG is said to be waterproof to 30m, but it’s hard to imagine anyone wearing this diving! The prototype in Hong Kong was the red gold model and the gold highlights on the display looked magnificent but proved difficult to see at times. The final gold version resolves these issues. The other versions have a far more legible display in fluorescent green and overall the piece is in a limited edition of 177 pieces. As might be expected in such an “active” watch, the movement is hand wound, with a 35-hour reserve. It is also a large piece, coming in at 56mm x 48mm and stands a full 15mm tall. However, due to its curved back and relatively light weight, it sits remarkably comfortably on the wrist. HKGOLFERMAGAZINE.COM


Kate and Moria McLaughlin

King Lai

A video showing the story behind this legendary timepiece was showing and several attendees tried on the prototype. An experience certainly, but just part of a very entertaining evening with every attendee experiencing the full range of de Grisogono timepieces and jewellery. A big thank you to our hosts for a great evening. –C.M. For more information about de Grisogono (, please visit their boutique on level 2, IFC Mall.

Photography by Gareth Jones


ate June saw another event for HK Golfer watch lovers in Hong Kong, with a cocktail evening hosted by de Grisogono in the luxurious surroundings of their IFC Mall boutique. Almost 40 watch aficionados had been invited to a private viewing, with wine and canapés, of the de Grisogono collection. Amidst the Roman villa-inspired setting, the attendees were able to view, handle and try on watches and jewellery with knowledgeable de Grisogono staff on hand at all times. Highlight of the evening was a rare display of the prototype of the stunning de Meccanico DG wristwatch, produced to celebrate the 15th

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