In creating the Balancier Contemporain, Greubel Forsey imagined providing a particularly compact showcase for its exclusive balance-wheel system. Creating such a moderately-sized new movement and dial imposed the challenge of maintaining well-balanced forms and pleasing proportions, along with clear legibility and cutting-edge performance. Available in a 33-piece limited edition in white gold, this highly original creation is distinguished by its 39.6 mm case diameter, a first from Greubel Forsey which generally makes much larger timepieces. The challenge here was not only to house the large balance wheel within a limited space, but above all to achieve optimal proportions and an attractive three-dimensional construction, as well as safeguarding the emblematic aesthetic codes of the timepieces built within the atelier.
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.
Insider: Greubel Forsey Tourbillon 24 Secondes Contemporain. One of the Most Exceptional Watches Out There.
Following its royal blue predecessor, Greubel Forsey unveiled a brand new interpretation of the Tourbillon 24 Secondes Contemporain, this time with a natural titanium movement. The timepiece is still housed in a 5N red gold or white gold case measuring 44.5 mm in diameter and 15.2 mm in thickness. The simplicity of its external appearance resonates with the harmony of its internal architecture. It's three-dimensional character is subtly accentuated by the movement's many levels.
When we thought we’ve seen it all when it comes to Greubel Forsey, then they keep rising the bar even higher. What we can only describe as the pinnacle of the art of watchmaking, brings the new Greubel Forsey GMT Quadruple Tourbillon. Robert Greubel and Stephen Forsey have chosen to revisit their second invention and to take it even further by combining it with their legendary multiple time zone display GMT. Available in a total limited edition of 66 pieces with 11 in white gold —just released—, the new Greubel Forsey GMT Quadruple Tourbillon features a case measuring 46.5 mm by 17.45 mm in thickness.
Experience: Five Incredible Greubel Forsey Watches for Holiday Gift Giving. For Those That Can Have it All.
Greubel Forsey is at the pinnacle of watchmaking and probably at the lowest in terms of top of mind when it comes to Holiday gift shopping. Ultimately, who in its right mind would gift someone a Greubel Forsey? Well, we’ve seen crazy things and gifting a loved one a Greubel Forsey timepiece is not completely out of the question when you have the means to do so. Therefore, for those of you that can afford it all, we’ve pulled five Greubel Forsey watches from our archives that would make an incredible gift under the Christmas tree.
Insider: Greubel Forsey Double Balancier Sapphire. An 11-Piece Limited Edition that is Out of this World.
In 2009, after extensive research on multiple regulators at Greubel Forsey’s EWT Laboratory—Experimental Watch Technology—, the inclined Double Balancier was introduced as a prototype at Baselworld. The two inclined regulating organs —then positioned on top of each other— now occupy distinct and separate three-dimensional spaces. Released for the first time at the SIHH 2016 in white gold, then in rose gold at the SIHH 2018, now comes this amazing Greubel Forsey Double Balancier in the most complex case material possible.
Eye Candy: Greubel Forsey Quadruple Tourbillon à Différentiel Black ADLC Titanium. One of the Most Fascinating Complications Ever Created.
The Greubel Forsey Quadruple Tourbillon à Différentiel is a blend of art and technical innovation that encapsulates the very soul of its two creators with its fascinating four tourbillons. This watch is fitted with an asymmetrical case in black ADLC titanium measuring 43.50mm in diameter and 16.11mm in thickness. This fascinating timepiece is fitted with a lateral window on the case band at 8 o'clock that allows for full view of one of the double tourbillon cages.
In what we can only describe as the pinnacle of independent watchmaking, Greubel Forsey once again takes the center stage at Baselworld 2018. Highlighting their expertise in 'black polishing', the brand released four new watches that capitalize on the art of 'black polishing'. One of these four watches is the new Greubel Forsey Double Tourbillon Technique Blue. A few weeks ago we featured the Greubel Forsey Quadruple Tourbillon Blue here.
In what we can only describe as the pinnacle of independent watchmaking, Greubel Forsey once again takes the center stage at Baselworld 2018. Highlighting their expertise in 'black polishing', the brand released four new watches that capitalize on the art of 'black polishing'. One of these four watches is the new Greubel Forsey Quadruple Tourbillon Blue available in platinum or 5N red gold. In an analogy with the sunset's 'green flash', the extremely rare optical phenomenon that occurs on the horizon of an ocean or a lake at sunset and where just for an instant, one last flash of green light appears on the horizon..
SIHH 2018: Greubel Forsey Différentiel d’Égalité. Live Pictures & Pricing of this 33-piece Limited Edition.
After years of research and development, Robert Greubel and Stephen Forsey are especially proud to present a timepiece that contains their 5th Fundamental Invention: the Différentiel d’Égalité. It ensures a regulated driving force and improves the accuracy of the timing performance. It is also the first time that Greubel Forsey has integrated a dead-beat second in one of its timepieces.
From tower clocks to wristwatches, the history of clock- and watch-making over the past four centuries chronicles the ever-increasing miniaturisation of mechanisms. Up until now, the power needed to drive a wristwatch mechanism has been a limiting factor in terms of design and innovation. Greubel Forsey’s fundamental work on Mechanical Nano, based on the mastery of energy and available space, is once again confirmed and now applied in a watch mechanism.
Insider: Greubel Forsey Quantième Perpetuel à Équation. An Incredible Perpetual Calendar with Tourbillon and Equation of Time Like No Other.
After seven years of research, the assembly of no fewer than 624 parts, three patents, and the combination of two inventions, Greubel Forsey revolutionizes one of the oldest watchmaking complications, the perpetual calendar, by incorporating an equation of time. To create this watchmaking complication it was first necessary to develop a Mechanical Computer: this enabled ergonomics and readability of the various functions to be simplified, and for all corrections to be made rapidly by turning the bi-directional crown. The new Greubel Forsey Quantième Perpetuel à Équation is simply the most incredible Perpetual Calendar in the market.
Greubel Forsey Balancier. Hands-on with the Watch with a 12.6 Millimeter Balance Wheel and the Latest Creation by this Manufacture.
When a watch collector hears or reads the name Greubel Forsey, he/she knows that any timepiece bearing this name is a handmade horological creation like no other and synonym of the pinnacle of modern watchmaking. With a production of no more than 1,100 watches in the course of their 14-year history, Greubel Forsey just released their latest creation: the Balancier.
Insider: Greubel Forsey Grande Sonnerie. Hands-on with the Most Impressive Timepiece from Greubel Forsey So Far.
One of the most impressive timepieces we've ever reviewed and the very first time we got to play with a Grande Sonnerie watch, please meet the new Greubel Forsey Grande Sonnerie, an exceptional timepiece that took 11 years of Research & Development and that combines a Petite and Grande Sonnerie with a Tourbillon in one watch. This is by far, one of the three most impressive watches presented at the SIHH 2017. Composed of no less than 935 parts in addition to the filling of two patents, the development of an acoustic resonance cage producing an extremely pure sound like this one was a true feat for the team at Greubel Forsey.
A timepiece is capable of embodying the quintessence of an idea and appearing first and foremost as a means of artistic expression. The Art of Invention: this expression testifies to a forward-looking philosophy that has long been a driving force for Robert Greubel and Stephen Forsey, both in the field of scientific research as applied to fine watchmaking, and in that of aesthetic innovation.
News: Pre-SIHH 2017 Greubel Forsey Grande Sonnerie. 11 Years of Research and Development and Priced at $1.1 Million USD.
Just as if the news two days ago about the Mechanical Nano weren't big and impressive enough, Greubel Forsey adds to the excitement in preparation for the SIHH 2017 —from where we will be reporting live next Monday January 16th, 2017— with the release of one of the most impressive timepieces out there, we are talking about the Greubel Forsey Grande Sonnerie. A timepiece that took eleven years of research and development and assembling of no less than 935 parts in addition to the filling of two patents.
News: Greubel Forsey Unveils Mechanical Nano. A Groundbreaking Horological Advancement that Might Change the Watchmaking World as We Know it.
After a decade of research, Greubel Forsey just announced the Mechanical Nano. A groundbreaking horological advancement that might change the watchmaking world as we know it. In what they refer to as EWT —'Experimental Watch Technology'— and after ten years of secretly working on it, Greubel Forsey has finally pushed the boundaries of mechanical miniaturization and produced its first demonstration prototype in 2014. A second prototype
with a watchmaking mechanism was completed in 2016.
Insider: Naissance d'une Montre Le Garde Temps. Hands-on with an Exceptional Fully Handmade Timepiece.
When you see on a watch dial with the names 'Greubel Forsey' and 'Philippe Dufour' together, you know it has to be something really big and special. The Le Garde Temps Naissance d'une Montre project lead by Robert Greubel, Stephen Forsey and Philippe Dufour is one of the most fascinating horological projects in the world.
News: Presenting the new Greubel Forsey Double Tourbillon 30 Degree Technique Sapphire. An 8-piece Limited Edition priced at $1.1 Million USD.
Without a doubt, the new Greubel Forsey Double Tourbillon 30° Technique Sapphire is the craziest and most unique piece ever released by the brand. Available in a limited edition of 8 pieces, this amazing timepiece features a round sapphire case measuring 49.95 mm in diameter and 17.15 in thickness, an absolute first for the brand when it comes to case materials. Equipped with a manual wound movement with patented double tourbillon set at an inclination of 30 degrees, the outer tourbillon does a rotation every four minutes, while the inner tourbillon does a full rotation every minute.
Insider: Greubel Forsey Tourbillon 24 Secondes Vision in 5N Red Gold. Even More Stunning than its Predecessor.
After being awarded with the 'Aiguille d’Or' Grand Prix last year in 2015 for excellence, innovation and watchmaking expertise at the 15th Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève. Greubel Forsey decided to recreate its Tourbillon 24 Secondes Vision —winner of the Grand Prix— in a 5N red gold case with a multi-level black anthracite dial. The rationale behind the creation of the Tourbillon 24 Secondes Vision was to present their third invention in a case that is as slender as possible and yet able to accommodate the inclined tourbillon cage.