The independent Italian watch designer, Giuliano Mazzuoli expanded its automotive designed watch collection by creating this unique Trasmissione Meccanica timepiece. Instead of using certain principles from the car mechanics for its movement, as you might think, Giuliano Mazzuoli was concentrated on the aesthetic side of mechanical part. If you ask yourself what exactly there is beautiful on gears, clutches or spline shafts, take a look at this extraordinary timepiece and probably, you are going to change your opinion. You will see a striking case, inspired by the look of a gear, a dial that mimics the design of a clutch and finally, a distinctive crown that looks like a spline shaft.
Giuliano Mazzuoli Trasmissione Meccanica watch is a piece of art, which definitely is not made to be a mainstream. It is based on the ingenious idea which will be particularly appreciated by aficionados of automobile’s engines, but also by all fans of innovative and unconventional timepieces.
Its case with an amazing side shape and finishes can hardly pass unnoticed. This ‘transmission gear’ in service of timekeeping has the diameter of 43 mm, which is usually the size of robust watches. However, this interesting model comes without lugs, which makes it look smaller and higher than some models with the same diameter which incorporate lugs. The case is either made of brushed stainless steel or of PVD gunmetal steel and it is paired with a black rubber or a leather strap.
As I have already mentioned, Giuliano Mazzuoli used a clutch as the inspiration for the dial. Its complex design is truly impressive and if there were no red hour and minute hands, as well as a white luminous second hand running over it, it would hardly be recognized as a time display. Metal studs are used as hour markers, which looks pretty legible. Finally, a special, spline shaft like crown takes unusual 2 o’clock position. The dial is protected by sapphire crystal.
The Trasmissione Meccanica watch is powered by an iconic ETA 2824 self-winding movement, which is a guaranty of high precision and durability. The price of this timepiece is around $5,000, which seems like a reasonable price for this level of creativity and quality.