World Premiere in Watch making!
The Pocket Watch of the 21st Century
Alexandra Kosteniuk, the Russian 12th World Chess Champion and Pasquale Gangi, Italian creator, combine to give birth to a big premiere in watch making, an object of art which is at the same time a pocket watch GMT 3 Time Zones and a system of timing of games of chess.
ScaccoMatto GMT3. Checkmate. The watch imagined by Pasquale Gangi got its name since it is directly inspired from the world of finance for its time zones and of from the game of chess. It was born from a meeting between the young Queen of world wide chess, who was looking for an original present for a Russian personality, and the Italian creator, originator of innovative plans.
Next to traditional and well established watch making, there is always place for a creative adventure! Strong in this conviction, both associates manage today to surprise us with their totally new concept, based on a mechanical movement with manual, double barrilletre assembly: a pocketwatch GMT3 withthree time zones, adjustable retrogressive date by a mono-tappet and indication of the power reserve (120 hours), linked to a system of timing of games of chess, patented. Entirely conceived, developed and produced according to the criteria of the high Swiss watch making.
The aesthetics of the chosen materials, titanium for the first edition, nothing was left a side for the manufacture of ScaccoMatto GMT3, to result in the creation of an object never seen before, impressive, powerful and charged with emotions.
“The world of chess fascinates me. It demands countless qualities from its supporters. It is made at the same time of reflexion and strategy, subtlety and boldness, patience and brutality. It is linked to the world of the powerful, of the leaders. To be able to control a chessgame, is to be the master of time! That is what we wanted to express in ScaccoMatto GMT3″, “Iam delighted of the collaboration with the Queen of Chess, who represents at the same time beauty, youth and intelligence, which are qualities which fit perfectly our exclusive and innovative creation” comments Pasquale Gangi.