The initial impulse that gave rise to the Greubel Forsey Art Piece Collection was generated by a desire to create points of convergence between the world of plastic arts and that of the art of watchmaking. This is a ground-breaking new zone of expression that Greubel Forsey intends to share with artists whose aesthetic language is in resonance with its own universe Looking into the wide open heart at its three-dimensional construction and highly original geometry, the Art Piece Edition Historique crowns the avant-garde aesthetic approach behind numerous exceptional creations.
Greubel Forsey now pays tribute to this artistic and architectural approach with a creation that sums up and magnifies its true spirit. Following on from previous Art Pieces, the Art Piece Edition Historique houses within its 44 mm platinum case a new movement with a variation on the theme of the Double Tourbillon 30 degrees a mechanism designed to enable the balance wheel to oscillate consistently in all planes ensuring maximum precision.
The hours are discreetly displayed by a red hand on a separate rotating ring, while the minutes appear on request through an aperture thanks to a simple press on the crown-fitted pusher. By giving pride of place to the tourbillon and power reserve in relation to the hours/minutes indication, the Art Piece Edition Historique asserts itself as a ‘philosophical timepiece’. It draws the collector to experience a new relationship with temporality, based on a deeper consideration of the time passing and the time that remains. A true ‘carpe diem’ invitation to make the most of the moment in hand. Below the hour indicator a gauge-type power reserve indicator marks the 72-hours of power reserve.
The new 475-part manual wound movement boasts a 72-hour power reserve with optimal chronometric performance, ensured by two series-coupled fast-rotating barrels.And of course the movement is decorated with Robert Greubel and Stephen Forsey’s signatures. On the wrist, simply out of this world as usual.
Sticker Price CHF 555,000 Swiss Francs —approximately $562,000 USD. For more info on Greubel Forsey click here.