Moritz Grossmann get on board

Superyacht designers produce nautical looks for classic watches and help raise money for charity

Southampton, 3 April 2017. MORITZ GROSSMANN GLASHÜTTE I/SA, the Glashütte-based German luxury watch brand, will produce a limited edition range of watches aimed at the superyacht community.

Three British superyacht design houses – Dixon Yacht Design, ThirtyC Design, and Tony Castro Design – put their innovative spin on three watches from Moritz Grossmann’s existing line. The three different treatments were presented to 500 guests at the Superyacht Charities Annual Ball and the guests selected ThirtyC Design’s drawings as the winner. The designer, Rob Armstrong, will be presented with the first watch made to his design.  –

Christine Hutter, the CEO of Moritz Grossmann attended the ball and said, ”All three designers produced stunning work, all of which would have fitted our brand beautifully – understated but elegant. We are continuing to expand our range at Moritz Grossmann. We have our 19th Century Glashütte heritage of immaculate handmade precision, but we are also a young company of contemporary design. We are re-working designs for new markets – in this case yachting enthusiasts. We will produce a limited edition of ‘Horizon’ to be launched formally in September this year.”


Describing his design, Rob said, “I wanted a theme not only to connect three different watches from Moritz Grossmann’s range, but also evoke the sea. I chose ‘Horizon’ as the unifying theme because that is the only constant at sea. The thing which changes infinitely is destination: the variations in design represent blue tropical seas in ‘Azure’, the drama of the open ocean in ‘Alto’ and the high life of the Mediterranean in ’Riviera’. I am delighted to have won and can’t wait to see the watches produced.”

‘Christine Hutter, Moritz Grossmann, congratulates Rob Armstrong on his winning design alongside SYC Chairman Derek Munro’

Christine Hutter with Graham Green

Derek Munro thanks Moritz Grossmann for their support

Theo Staub, Chairman of Moritz Grossmann, commented  “We have enjoyed supporting Superyacht Charities very much.  We were pleased to help them raise money through this event and we are discussing future sponsorship with them.  €250 from the sale each ‘Horizon’ watch will be donated to Superyacht Charities, plus we are hoping to join them at the Monaco Boat Show in September to launch ‘Horizon’ and help raise further donations.”


Derek Munro chairs Superyacht Charities, which this year is supporting Sail4Cancer and armed forces charity Turn to Starboard.

After the ball Derek said:  “We have a funding target of £70,000 for this year and we are well on the way.  We are grateful to Moritz Grossmann for providing a watch for a prize draw, raising over £10,000. We are looking forward to working up something exciting with them for Monaco.  Watch this space!”


The prize draw was won by Graham Green, of Keech Green.

The ‘Horizon’ range will include the TEFNUT Pure in Stainless Steel to become ‘Azure’, the ATUM Pure Mesh in black steel – ‘Alto’, and the ATUM in rose gold – ‘Riviera’.  For details of all watches in Moritz Grossmann’s range – including new designs launched at Baselworld – visit