By de Boulle on February 17th, 2014
Greubel Forsey produces some of the most complicated and innovative timepieces in the world. Robert Greubel and Stephen Forsey have much to be proud of at the moment… Because of that we’re giving you a quick tour through some of their beautiful works of art & engineering.
The Double Tourbillon Technique Black
The Double Tourbillon Technique Black is the first Greubel Forsey timepiece to to utilize a titanium case with a rubber band. The steel bridges are highly polished as they add character against the subdued black chrome of the movement plates and other bridges. The Double Tourbillon 30° has 2 tourbillons. One tourbillon rotates inside the other and they are visible at the 6 o’clock position. A transparent sapphire crystal ring indicates the hours and minutes with a miniature second hand at the 9 o’clock position. The watch also has a power reserve indicator at the 3 o’clock position.
The Tourbillon 24 Secondes Contemporain
The Tourbillon 24 Secondes Contemporain is housed in a white gold case. Its signature feature is a “floating” natural titanium movement. The Tourbillong 24 Secondes movement can be seen between 6 & 9 o’clock – it is supported by a transparent sapphire bridge. The dial is mulit-level and features a raised sapphire chapter ring to indicate hours, minutes with the 12 o’clock numerals raised with white gold. The power reserve indicator at 4 o’clock and small seconds at 9 o’clock. Along the caseband at the 3 o’clock and 9 o’clock positions, 2 hand-engraved gold plates rest with the philosophy of Robert Greubel and Stephen Forsey.
The Platinum GMT
The Greubel Forsey Platinum GMT is made with 950 platinum. The dual time zone timepiece displays the global timezones in real time via the North Pole where the time zones meet. The ornate & functional globe is located at the 8 o’clock position where it rotates anti-clockwise to mimic the planet’s rotation over 24 hours. The watch displays the hours & minutes on an off-center dial so that the 24 second tourbillon can still be seen at the 5 o’clock position. The small seconds are indicated at 2 o’clock position on the dial with a sectorial power reserve placed at the 3 o’clock position, and finally the second timezone at the 10 o’clock position. The timepiece’s case back is utilized to display the universal time for 24 time zones through the use of a rotating disk that shows the names of 24 cities around the world! The watch even delineates through lightly colored cartouches to differentiate summer time.
The Double Tourbillon Asymétrique
Greubel Forsey’s Double Tourbillon Asymétrique, housed in a 5N white gold case, is a unique and modern vision of the Double Tourbillon 30°. The timepiece was produced a limited edition of only 11 pieces with the 5N white gold. Another 11 pieces were produced in white gold. The timepiece utilizes an asymmetric case. The Tourbillon Asymmétrique features a curved lateral window showcasing the double tourbillon system at 8 o’clock position with a disk indicating the power reserve at 2 o’clock that utilizes a fixed red triangle. The dial is made black from anthracite and features white gold hour, minute, and small second hands.
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