Monday

'God Save the Watch' - Grima for Pulsar & Omega 1969-1975

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.

Custom 18k LED top buttons

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.


Solid White Gold LED (115 grams)



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.

1969 'Gondola' Watch
18k YG w/Smoky Quartz Crystal

1969 'Greenland' Watch
18k YG w/ irregularly shaped Tourmaline

Andrew Grima 1965

Many thanks to:
Grima Jewellery
LED Watches Dot Net
Simon Alexander & Bruce Wegmann