BENU Power Reserve SGD 1953


Signed by legendary SG Dynamo Dresden striker

To mark Moritz Grossmann’s tenth anniversary in November, the independent watchmaker from Glashütte presents its eleventh special model, the BENU Power Reserve SGD 1953. This special edition timepiece emphasises the regional roots of the manufactory. The name ‘SGD 1953’ is often used by fans and is short for SG Dynamo Dresden football club and its founding year.

Since 2017 the Moritz Grossmann manufactory has been involved in sports through a cooperation with SG Dynamo Dresden. Dynamo’s iconic striker of the 80s and today’s sporting director Ralf Minge has signed the unique new edition BENU Power Reserve SGD 1953, a version of the BENU Power Reserve ‘Black Yellow’. Minge’s signature is applied in the form of a gold thread in the glass back of the watch.

The special model BENU Power Reserve SGD 1953 is presented in white gold. The two-coloured power reserve indicator of this unique model is painted to SG Dynamo Dresden’s signature black and yellow. The watch is fully wound if the black part of the bar appears on the dial. As the spring runs out of tension, the bar becomes more and more ‘Dynamo’ yellow. The characteristic ‘D’ of the SG Dynamo Dresden logo decorates the centre of the black dial in discreet dark grey.

The Moritz Grossmann brand manufactures timepieces to the highest standard of craftsmanship under the motto ‘Schönstes deutsches Handwerk’ — ‘The most beautiful German craftsmanship’. The BENU Power Reserve SGD 1953 is offered with the calibre 100.2 in artistic hand finish as a single edition 1 of 1.

Tech Specs


Manufacture calibre 100.2, manually wound, adjusted in five positions

Special features

Grossmann balance; lateral pusher for disabling the handsetting mode and starting the movement; bar-shaped power-reserve indicator with two-coloured display segment driven by a planetary gearing system; space saving and modified Glashütte stopwork with backlash; adjustment with Grossmann micrometer screw on a cantilevered balance cock; Pillar movement with 2/3 plate and frame pillars in untreated German silver, 2/3 plate, balance cock and escape-wheel cock hand-engraved; broad horizontal Glashütte ribbing, 3-band snailing on the ratchet wheel, raised gold chatons with pan-head screws; separately removable clutch winder; stop seconds for handsetting


Hours and minutes, subsidiary seconds with stop seconds, Grossmann winder with pusher, power-reserve indicator

No. of parts


No. of jewels

26 jewels, 3 of which in screwed gold chatons


Lever escapement


Shock-absorbed Grossmann balance with 4 inertia and 2 poising screws, Nivarox 1 balance spring with No. 80 Breguet terminal curve, Gerstenberger geometry


Diameter 14.2 mm, frequency 18,000 semi-oscillations per hour

Power reserve

42 hours when fully wound

Operating elements

Crown in 750/000 gold to wind the watch and set the time, pusher in 750/000 gold to start the movement

Case dimensions

Diameter: 41.0 mm, height: 11.65 mm

Movement dimensions

Diameter: 36.4 mm, height: 5.4 mm


Three-part, precious metal


Solid silver, with Arabic numerals


Hand-crafted, steel or stainless steel

Crystal / display back

Sapphire crystal, antireflection-coated on one side


Hand-stitched alligator with precious metal prong buckle, optionally with precious metal butterfly clasp

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