New Greubel Forsey timepieces at Basel 2018

As they constantly push beyond accepted boundaries, Robert Greubel and Stephen Forsey tirelessly continue their search for perfection in watchmaking excellence.

This is particularly evident in how Greubel Forsey’s hand polishing is pursued until the perfect result of an incredibly deep jet black polish without reflection is achieved. This performance is made all the more remarkable and exceptional as it is applied to all the different materials (steel, gold, platinum, titanium, etc.) and all sizes of surface (screws, hands, bridges, dial, platines, etc…

This year at Basel, Robert Greubel and Stephen Forsey are delighted to present four new variations of their leading creations.

 

 

Quadruple Tourbillon Black

Quadruple Tourbillon Black. © Greubel Forsey

 

This timepiece that showcases the second Fundamental Invention is today presented with a case made of titanium, a material that reduces the weight of the timepiece and thus ensures greater comfort.

Entirely covered with a black ADLC treatment that makes it more resistant to scratches, this timepiece has a powerful visual impact from the very first glance.

Technically, the four tourbillons offer a spectacle of astonishing elegance as they perform an ethereal, perfectly choreographed ballet, connected to a spherical differential, they contribute independently to obtaining a precise and reliable timing rate, especially in stable positions. The spherical differential transmits the average timing rate of the four tourbillons, thus improving the chronometric performance of all the regulating organs. In view of the impressive number of individual elements making up the movement, the case has been sculpted with an asymmetric form. An asymmetry that forms an aesthetic reflection of the asynchronous dynamic of the four tourbillons.

 

 

Quadruple Tourbillon Blue

Quadruple Tourbillon Blue. © Greubel Forsey

 

 

The flagship Quadruple Tourbillon that showcases the second Fundamental Invention is today presented with a new three-dimensional black-polished dial.

Technically, the four tourbillons offer a spectacle of astonishing elegance as they perform an ethereal, perfectly choreographed ballet. Each connected to a spherical differential, they contribute independently to obtaining a precise and reliable timing rate, especially in stable positions.

The spherical differential transmits the average timing rate of the four tourbillons, thus improving the chronometric performance of all the regulating organs. In view of the impressive number of individual elements making up the movement, the case has been sculpted with asymmetrical forms. An asymmetry that forms an aesthetic reflection of the asynchronous dynamic of the four tourbillons.

 

 

Double Tourbillon Technique Blue

Double Tourbillon Technique Blue. © Greubel Forsey

 

The Double Tourbillon Technique Blue highlights the first Fundamental Invention. Integrated into the complex three-dimensional movement architecture, the sapphire crystal chapter-ring is transformed into a window through which to observe a miniature world of constant movement in which all the elements are intertwined, catching our eye from one gear-wheel to the next.

Hand-finishing by Greubel Forsey

For this timepiece, the challenge for Greubel Forsey was to preserve the homogeneity of the remarkable blue finish despite the apparent complexity of the movement architecture with the forms of the plates and bridges, and their shadows. The immersion is such that it almost resembles an abyss. In addition, the tourbillon bridges showcase a perfect Greubel Forsey black-polish.

 

 

Tourbillon 24 Secondes Vision Enamel

Tourbillon 24 secondes vision enamel. © Greubel Forsey

 

This timepiece, which includes the third Fundamental Invention, was born of a very precise wish to showcase a creation of absolute classicism in its purity of line, yet one which simultaneously exudes an incredible timelessness. The sober appearance of the dial and the case with its proportions of maximum refinement enhance a movement of supreme sophistication.

Hand Finishing by Greubel Forsey

For this timepiece, Greubel Forsey presents, for the first time ever, a Grand Feu enamel dial. A hand-made model of skilful craftsmanship, and the product of a delicate treatment that enhances its immaculate whiteness, the dial envelopes the whole timepiece in a magnificent aura of luminosity. In addition, the barrel-polishing of the three-dimensional surfaces of the tourbillon’s arched bridges is taken to the very limit, revealing the famous black polish. . The sapphire dome on the back of the

timepiece captures luminosity and channels it into the interior, allowing the tourbillon to be viewed through a veritable stream of light.