Angus Davies has recently visited the incredible workshops of Grönefeld, the ‘Horological Brothers’. The workshop in Oldenzaal in the Netherlands, located near the German border, is home to watchmaking masterpieces worthy of the term ‘art’. Indeed, Angus Davies ponders whether he has witnessed, first hand, the renaissance of the Dutch Golden Age.
The two Dutch brothers, Tim and Bart Grönefeld fooled me into thinking the “One Hertz” nomen, referred to the frequency of the balance wheel. It actually refers to the dead beat seconds, sometimes referred to as “second morte” or “jumping seconds” on their Dune model.