Giuliano Mazzuoli presents the Trasmissione Meccanica Chronograph
December 2, 2013: Following the success of their Trasmissione Meccanica line, Giuliano Mazzuoli has introduced a new chronograph version of it. The new timepiece is a new expression of Tuscan creativity that stems from artisanal tradition, and is enriched with equilibrium and elegance.
Always being inspired by everyday objects, the designer Giuliano Mazzuoli takes his inspiration from the world of automobiles for Trasmissione Meccanica. After coming out with the famous “Manometro” watch, which originates from combining a watch to the idea of a pressure gauge, followed by the much talked about “Contagiri” that takes inspiration from a tachometer of a race car, the emotions that sound of the engines makes, and the simplicity of the instrument found on every car’s dashboard, it is the turn of Trasmissione Meccanica. The new watch is also inspired by a mechanical instrument, but this time it’s a mechanical transmission, where the gears of the transmission have been transformed into the case of the watch and a part of the clutch has become the dial. The watch almost has the scent of a mechanical workshop and has the ambition to be something more than just an instrument to measure time.
Designed in Italy and handcrafted in Switzerland with a movement and complication of high-quality Swiss watchmaking, the chronograph version of Trasmissione Meccanica is faithful in form and design to the original Trasmissione Meccanica watch. The stainless steel case has a crown positioned at 2 o’clock, and the chronometric push buttons are to the left of the case with the sub dials positioned at 2 o’clock and at 8 o’clock.
Adding more aesthetic features to the watch, the crown is identical to the spline shaft (the mechanics in Tuscany used to call it the ‘celery stick’) that transmits the rotation of the motor to the gears. The hands of the watch are inspired from a sort of compass that used to sit on a mechanic’s bench.