We’ve covered the Atum before in a few incarnations, but what makes the watch distinctive is its sharp dial, with those long lance-like hands, and the unusual movement with a special setting function. While some Atum models have been all about special dials, and others about particular movement finishes, this watch brings something totally new to the mix for the first time. This is only the second Atum to feature anything other than three hands, the other being a model with a linear power reserve indicator at 12 o’clock.
The Atum Date starts out much the same as the other Atum models. It’s available in either white gold or rose gold, with a case that measures 41mm across and 11.85mm thick Moritz Grossman Atum Date fake watches. With these proportions it definitely feels substantial, but there’s still an elegance to the same that works rather nicely. The dial is solid silver with a soft finish to it and the applied gold hour markers and lance-shaped hands give it a really crisp look. I’m a huge fan of those hands, in particular, and think they really make this watch what it is.
Outside the main dial section though, you’ll find a recessed ring bearing deep blue numerals 1-31 for the days of the month. Seemingly floating over that is a sharp, bracket-shaped marker to display the current day of month. This is made of steel (just like those hands) and it is heated until it turns a brownish violet color, offering a slight contrast against the numerals themselves. The date mechanism jumps instantaneously, so the bracket will always perfectly frame the correct number. You’ll also notice an extra crown up at 10 o’clock on the case, and this is dedicated solely to setting the date. You simply pop it out, set the date, and pop it back it.
One of the reasons for having a separate date-setting crown like this is because of the Atum’s unique winding/setting mechanism. To wind the watch, you simply rotate the crown as usual. However, to set the watch, you pull the crown out and let it snap back into place. From there, you set the time. When you’re ready to restart the movement, you push the button just below the crown at four o’clock and it will set the balance back in motion. This is for more precise setting and it also makes sure that you don’t accidentally nudge the hands as you’re popping the crown back in. It’s definitely not necessary, and is something surely built for the truly obsessive, but that’s exactly why it’s so interesting.
While the front of the Moritz Grossman Atum Date replica watches UK are rather striking and modern looking, Mortiz Grossmann’s movements are firmly built on German traditionalism. Here we have the caliber 100.3, which has 259 components, 26 of which are jewels (and three of those are in screwed gold chatons), a three-quarter plate construction, and a bevy of old-school finishes like wide stripes on the plates, snailing on the wheels, and ornate hand-engraving on the balance cock (which also features a fine adjustment mechanism). One thing you’ll notice is that the jewels are white synthetic rubies instead of the more common red variety, so as to not disrupt the aesthetics of the movement. The closer you look at this one, the more you get out of it.