After restoring the black diamond to its well-deserved noble status, Fawaz Gruosi let his imagination run free in creating a universe of contrasts with a strong focus on black. The designer began to blacken the movements in his timepiece collections, as well as setting the crown of its watches with the emblematic black diamond that has become the Maison signature.

The Instrumento Carbon Chrono features the aesthetic constants of the de Grisogono style, in terms of both colours and contrasts. Appearing through a cleverly orchestrated chiaroscuro effect, the green hues embody one of Fawaz Gruosi’s favourite colours and the stone he particularly cherishes: the emerald.

Known as a composite material, carbon fiber has a very high strength-to-weight ratio. The Instrumento Carbon Chrono’s case case and lugs are cut and shaped from solid blocks of carbon formed from stacks of compressed layers of carbon fibers. The layers create an original regular striped pattern visible on the sides of the case, contributing to a unique aesthetic element to the watch. The pattern is also visible on the sides of the movable lugs, perfectly aligned with the case. A clever blend of materials and contrasts accentuates the sleek lines of the Instrumento Uno and creates a more angular face with taut, well-defined lines.

de Grisogono - Instrumento Chronographe Carbone

The Instrumento Carbon Chrono is produced in a limited edition of 100 pieces. © de Grisogono

The Instrumento Carbon Chrono displays the hours and minutes, seconds and chronograph thanks to its self-winding mechanical movement, calibre DF 11-89. It has a 42-hour power reserve and beats at 21,600 vph