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Scacco Matto GMT3: the pocket watch of the 21th century
Alexandra Kosteniuk, Russian 12th World champion in chess and Pasquale Gangi, Italian creator, combine to give birth to a big premiere in watchmaking : Scacco Matto GMT 3, an art object which is at the same time a pocket watch GMT 3 Time Zone and a system of timing of games of chess.

Scacco Matto GMT3. Checkmate. The watch imagined by Pasquale Gangi has its name since it is directly inspired of the world of finance for its time zones and of the chess. It is born in a meeting between the young «Queen of worldwide chess», who searched an original present for a Russian personality, and the Italian creator, originator of innovative plans.

Next to the watchmaking traditional, patrimonial, installed, there is always place for a creative adventure! Strong in this conviction, both associates manage today to surprise us with their unpublished concept, based on a mechanical movement with manual, double barrillet reassembly: a pocket watch GMT3 with three time zones, adjustable retrogressive date by a mono-tappet and indication of the reservation of walk (120 hours), linked to a system of timing of games of chess, patented. Entirely conceiving, developed and produced according to criteria of the high Swiss watchmaking.

The aesthetics of the chosen materials, titanium for the first edition, nothing was haphazardly left in the manufacture of Scacco Matto GMT3, to lead to the final in an object completely unpublished, impressive, powerful and charged with emotions.
The world of chess fascinates me. It demands countless qualities on behalf of his supporters. It is made at the same time of reflexion and strategy, subtlety and boldness, patience and brutality. He is linked to world of the powerfuls, to possibility. To be able to control a set, it is to be chief of time! It is that we wanted to express in Scacco Matto GMT3», [I am 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 to our exclusive and innovative creation comments ]Pasquale Gangi.
Scacco Matto GMT3 is already available on the market. Every copy is unique, is signed Gangi and Alexandra Kosteniuk.

Last updated 6 Aug 2015