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Greubel Forsey GMT Black: For the Ultimate Globetrotter

Putting together the very best of art and science, Greubel Forsey has come up with the GMT Black timepiece—a definite must-have for the ultimate man of the world who’s not afraid to traverse and explore new lands and immerse himself in new experiences.

It’s no coincidence that the GMT Black was designed in such a way resembling an old navigation system, even bearing a partial replica of the globe within the dial as well. While this timepiece may not suit everyone’s taste and preferences, it would certainly stand out amongst the real connoisseurs who can appreciate a horological masterpiece when they see one. And as such, Greubel Forsey dares to push the boundaries of creativity and innovation, as well as having that distinctive character with this rare and unique watch.

Encased in quality titanium and treated with vacuum deposited ADLC (amorphous diamond-like carbon), the dial features a thick black coating provides the timepiece a much greater surface hardness than natural titanium. There’s this remarkable restraint when it comes to the palette of colours used, which aids in bringing out a certain sense of rugged allure. The black coating also provides more focus onto the various dials and indication zones that are strategically placed above and beyond the terrestrial globe as well. Such visually appealing design was meant to evoke the night sky, with twinkling stars in their eternal orbits as they surround the earth.

Greubel Forsey has once again succeeded in manifesting their excellent signature craftsmanship and outstanding ingenuity when it comes to their timepieces. With the GMT Black, the brand has managed to bring about a contemporary watch that caters to the modern man with above average ambitions and dreams—someone who’s not afraid to go for them as well.

Without a doubt, the Greubel Forsey GMT Black is a real gem and collector’s item for the ultimate globetrotter. And the fact that only 22 timepieces will be released worldwide makes this exquisite watch a one-of-a-kind luxury for the daring adventurer. Indeed, it is a timepiece that’s worth being strapped to the wrist of the man taking on one conquest at a time and never stopping until he has successfully navigated his way in the world.

The Greubel Forsey GMT Black currently retails at $565,000

WATCHESPEDIA

ALBERIC VIRCHAUX

The makers of world-acclaimed tourbillion movements offer a second serving of what is already loved piece of horlogerie. On October 2015, Greubel Forsey was awarded with the “Aiguille d’Or” by the Jury of the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Geneve, for their 24 Seconds Vision—a second snatching of the top prize, following their first triumph in 2010.

Now, Greubel Forsey relives the taste of victory with another rendition of their well-favoured timepiece. The Tourbillon 24 Seconds Vision offers a darker charm in black and red gold colours, compared to the white gold and white dial pairing of the initial design. A tasteful, handsome approach to the former minimal aesthetics, the new version presents a richer, deluxe feel, with classic colours to fit any masculine hand.

What is inside the watch? It is powered with the same 24-seconds tourbillon, an exclusive make from a brand known for its exceptional movement. Despite its powerful inner architecture, everything is housed in a compacted case 13.65 mm thick, a bit leaner than some of the brand’s initial offerings. More than just for the aesthetics, the case is made to set the complications in order. The sapphire glass, both in back and front, are split to provide enough room for the tourbillon’s movement, which is inside a translucent bubble.

For anyone looking for a beautifully detailed craftsmanship, this watch is just perfect. The plates and bridges have undergone precise polishing that gives of a perpetual shin, avoiding distortion of shape and size. Everything is placed neatly against another, topped with a frosted plate for wearability.

Hour markers and hands propose an effortlessly charming design; indicative lines are engraved in silvery white, shining brilliantly along with the slim gold hands. The watch can be stylishly strapped on with a black alligator leather bracelet.

Specifications:

  • 24 seconds tourbillion
  • 72-hours Power Reserve
  • 3Hz Frequency
  • Red gold case
  • Slim gold hands
  • Black polished dial
  • Hand-polished plates and bridges
  • Black alligator leather strap

This is Greubel Forsey offering another chance for ardent timepiece fans to snag their newest trump card. The lush aura of this creation showcases both brilliance in make and movement, produced by one of the best artisans in Swiss watchmaking.

PASCAL GRENACHER

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As the name suggests, Signature 1 is the first of its league. Luxury watchmaker Greubel Forsey has long mused with a question on how to indulge with both extreme sophistication and basic simplicity. The six-long journey, comprised of building up watchmakers and setting their creativity on fire, has resulted to a singular timepiece filled with elegance and straightforward design.

Signature 1 is an honest-to-goodness watch. At one glance, you can see a miniature dial and an open space for tourbillions, all wrought up by a large balance wheel. The Geneva stripes beneath the white face delivers a solid, industrial feel, while the colours blue and gold pops out from the black and silvery facade.

Known as a brand playing with mechanism for tourbillions, it is surprising that Greubel Forsey‘s approach returns to unadulterated aesthetics, baring complexities underneath a flawless canvass with pure courage. Stephen Forsey, one-half of the brand’s directors, relays that most luxury watches are now armed with powerful tourbillions, but are still utilizing similar construction. It is with this note that the brand decided to step away from the common and start from scratch.

The three-wound feature of the watch showcases intelligence in understanding placement, as well as a new approach in time telling. At a glance, users can uncover various functions without the need to trigger the pusher. Everything is nestled inside a clear sapphire crystal case and is strapped on with an alligator leather bracelet.

Specifications:

  • Manufacture movement, manually-wound
  • Three-hand feature
  • Exclusively designed Greubel Forsey balance wheel
  • Gold dial
  • Geneva-stripes aesthetic
  • Satin-finished and polished bridges
  • Black alligator leather strap

Greubel Forsey has now reached its first decade, and as a sort of giving-back to its patrons, it launches a cause which aids future watchmakers to embrace the practice of traditional watch making techniques. The cause is silently bred, developing potential artisans and giving them opportunities to showcase their ideas and designs. It is in this way, that the brand can help safeguard the future of such practices over the years.

Didier Cretin, part of the Greubel Forsey team, is the prominent name behind the first of the Signature pieces. This edition has only 33 pieces in gold and platinum versions. The same number is available for additional steel-cased pieces, all available for advance reservations.

PASCAL GRENACHER

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Greubel Forsey pushes forward its premium horology piece; a unique item that features an exclusive movement with two oscillators viewable within a half-circle aperture by the dial. Their newest offering: The Double Balancier à Différentiel Constant, is the result of the watchmaker’s meticulous research. It is derived from the original Double Balancier, a limited edition series which first applied a unique construction with multiple tourbillions.

In the first make, the Double Balancier contains a balance wheel with a tilted orientation, reducing the possibilities of errors due to fall. The two balance wheels, other than its appealing clockwork, offers precise timekeeping with its harmonized rotation. But the Différentiel Constant speaks a subtler message; the presents an augmented architecture, taking away the necessary fuss and frills to produce a tasteful, minimalist aesthetic. The irregularly shaped opening was smoothened into a straight finish, swaying one’s focus on the amazing movement the sizable gap offers. Special functions, such as the chronometer, are placed strategically on smart areas on and beneath the half-crescent backdrop.

Layers of plates and bridges swing in three-dimension, showcasing the beauty and genius of the mechanism. The product only conveys Greubel Forsey‘s unique knock in mechanical architecture. It took the watchmaker years to finally unveil their contemporary haute horlogery with double inclined balance, sharply configured to improve precision of the chronometer.

The watch, handsomely fitting a modern man’s wrist, is perfect for avid collectors of Swiss watches with unsurpassed complications. Greubel Forsey for certain, will keep pushing the envelope forward, in developing unique precision luxury pieces for contemporary watch lovers.

Just like in the initial Double Balancier release, expect the brand’s attention to details, with a silvery dial, well-constructed lugs, polished background engraving and an 18 karat white gold case.

Specifications:

  • Manufacture movement
  • 72-hour Power Reserve
  • 3 Hz Frequency
  • Two oscillator features
  • Nickel silver frosted plates and bridges
  • 18 Karat white gold, sapphire crystal case
  • Superluminova tips
  • Black alligator leather strap

Horology lovers will love to hear that this exclusive series is comprised of only 33 pieces–the limited edition virtue of this watch makes it another perfect item for collectors. Greubel Forsey shares that this will be followed by other non-limited versions in the future.

PASCAL GRENACHER

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