Imposing yet practical: that is probably the best way to describe the Graff Grand Date Dual Time Tourbillon, and mind you, we are talking here about even about the version without the signature diamond setting of the brand. With its 43 millimeters faceted case, the Grand Date Dual Time Tourbillon is an eyecatcher, but by no means a poser, as it backs up its good looks by a complex movement featuring some very practical, and pleasing, complications.
At the top part of the dial, it is the large, or grand, date function that draws attention combined with the subdial for the second time zone with day/night indicator. The way this information is presented, it is effortless to read, also because the large date function consists of a single window in which both digits are displayed.
The lower part of the dial is dedicated to the flying tourbillon. This complication not only adds to the precision of the watch but is also very pleasing to the eye. Because the second time zone display is placed off center, the overall design gets a pleasant twist that makes it more appealing, more interesting to look at then if it was all symmetrical.
The movement inside the Graff Grand Date Dual Time Tourbillon is manual wind and offers a power reserve of 60 hours. It can be admired through the transparent case back where the main plate of the movement is dominated by the repeating Graff logo, which is beautifully executed.
While the Grand Date Dual Time Tourbillon is an impressive watch in any precious metal, it is a Graff and therefore also available with extensive diamond settings. These catapult the watch into a completely different category, as the quality of the diamonds as well as that of the craftsmanship of the setting itself, is second to none. That Graff is very comfortable with diamonds does not only show by the elaborate cuts that follow the shape of the case and the dial to perfection, but also by the invisible setting as well as that all the complications can still be read with ease, making it a true Haute Complication!