Greubel Forsey

When Robert Greubel and Stephen Forsey teamed up and launched Greubel Forsey in 2004 in La Chaux-de-Fonds (Switzerland), they shared a common view that there was still room for creativity in the development of complications in watchmaking. Their goal was to improve the performance of existing complications but also to invent innovative mechanisms. Over the years, they have honed their creative approach to fine watchmaking. The technical and aesthetic aspects complement one another, giving rise to bold creations. Greubel Forsey creations have been honoured with many prizes and are presented each year at the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) in Geneva, which brings together some of the most prestigious watchmaking brands. Robert Greubel and Stephen Forsey create around one hundred timepieces each year – which speaks volumes about the quality of their workmanship and attention to detail.

Over the years, our means of expression has become established as a natural movement. We have become aware that our philosophy and areas of interest extend beyond the realm of watchmaking. Our modus operandi has always led us to carve out our own path, to never depend on the traditional laws of markets and marketing, and to embrace a quest for excellence and irrepressible need to create and achieve a high standard of craftsmanship. These methods enable us to exceed the limits of what is possible on a daily basis.

For us, creation is inseparable from the day-to-day reality of watchmaking that we live and breathe. The symbiosis of highly technical and artistic elements is a cornerstone of Greubel Forsey, and all of our creations inevitably arise from this hybridisation. To date, six of our seven inventions have found concrete applications: the Double Tourbillon 30°, the Quadruple Tourbillon, the Tourbillon 24 Secondes, the Double Balancier, the Mechanical Computer and the Différentiel d’Égalité. Our daily mantra is to preserve our creative spirit, to continue to surprise, and to aim for excellence, now and forever.

Some timepieces to
discover

Greubel Forsey – Balancier Sport – Titanium

  • Description
  • Technical Specifications

This creation combines fully – and visibly –sport and chronometry. Circular from above, its case reveals the unique arched ovoid shape from other angles, and its slim profile reinforces its dynamic new momentum. The oval, arched sapphire crystal follows the curvature of the case. The perfect osmosis between the case and the movement is emphasized, technically and visually, by a daring double suspended arched bridge holding an inclined gear train and curved central hour and minute hands. These striking elements integrate and extend over the inclined balance wheel giving the timepiece its powerful identity, but also assuring its outstanding chronometric performance.

The large inclined balance wheel at 7 o’clock stands out. Entirely developed and made within the Greubel Forsey Atelier, this balance wheel is distinguished by its oversized 12.6 mm diameter, ensuring excellent timekeeping performance. Its 30° angle provides this timepiece with excellent chronometric performance and is prominently visible in action thanks to the unique movement architecture. The exceptional chronometry of this creation is combined with an unequivocally sporty case. Made of titanium and water resistant to 100 metres, its powerful case shape is distinguished by its lightness and comfort on the wrist. Its robustness protects the movement’s reliability and chronometric performance at all times

  • Reference
  • Balancier Sport
  • Limited edition
  • 18 pieces
  • Case material
  • Titanium
  • Case diameter
  • 45 mm
  • Case thickness
  • 15,70 mm
  • Caseback
  • Sapphire glass
  • Water resistance
  • 100 meters
  • Movement
  • In-house
  • Winding
  • Manual winding
  • Power reserve
  • Chronometric 72 hours
  • Frequency
  • 21 600 vibrations per hour
  • Functions
  • Timepiece with four hands • hours and minutes • small seconds • power-reserve • 30° inclined GREUBEL FORSEY balance wheel system
  • Bracelet material
  • Rubber
  • Buckle type
  • Folding Clasp
  • Buckle material
  • Titanium
  • Retail Price
  • 216 000 € including 20% VAT

Greubel Forsey – GMT Sport – Titanium

  • Description
  • Technical Specifications

The completely new and original titanium case, firmly positions this GMT in a “sports” league of its own. In their creation of this timepiece, Robert Greubel and Stephen Forsey have pushed back the limits of ergonomics and wrist comfort. They have invented a totally new case form, perfectly round from above, while revealing the accentuated arched and ovoid shape from other angles. The aerodynamics of this timepiece 4 patents are reinforced by its integrated lugs and strap resulting in distinct functional forms that perfectly fit any wrist. The display side of the GMT Sport presents classic Greubel Forsey architecture, an open, orchestrated theatre between suspended bridges, semi-apparent wheels and floating dials in three dimensions. In keeping with the sporting vocation of this timepiece, the focus is on legibility and efficiency. The hours and minutes are displayed by concentric openworked hands whose curved profile follows the curvature of the case and movement.

The Tourbillon 24 Secondes is showcased at 1 o’clock secured by its distinctive and highly polished tourbillon bridge with black finished openings. This third Fundamental Invention by Greubel Forsey stands out with its cage inclined at 25 ° completing one full rotation in 24 seconds. The faster speed combined with the inventive cage inclination, significantly improves chronometric performance in a single-tourbillon system, with minimal movement height. Precision and reliability summarise Greubel Forsey’s ground-breaking GMT mechanism. In this double-patented mechanism, the second time zone indication on the auxiliary dial between 10 and 11 o’clock is combined with a universal time display to intuitively read the current time anywhere in the world.

  • Reference
  • GMT SPORT
  • Limited edition
  • 11 pieces
  • Case material
  • Titanium
  • Case diameter
  • 45mm
  • Case thickness
  • 15,70mm
  • Caseback
  • Sapphire glass
  • Water resistance
  • 100 meters
  • Movement
  • In-house
  • Winding
  • Manual winding
  • Power reserve
  • Chronometric 72 hours
  • Frequency
  • 21 600 vibrations per hour
  • Components
  • 435
  • Functions
  • GMT • 2nd time zone • rotating globe with universal time and day-and-night • universal time
    on 24 time zones • summer and winter time • cities observing summer time • GMT and Earth
    pushers • Tourbillon 24 Secondes • hours and minutes • small seconds • power-reserve
  • Bracelet material
  • Rubber
  • Buckle type
  • Folding Clasp
  • Buckle material
  • Titanium
  • Retail Price
  • 540 000 € including 20% VAT

Greubel Forsey Balancier Contemporain Serti

  • Description
  • Technical Specifications

Greubel Forsey pairs the launch of the Balancier Contemporain with this diamond set edition becoming a sparkling sculpture where mother-of-pearl dials underline its elegance. This lustrous new creation stands out like the Balancier Contemporain for its compact size and its exclusive balance wheel system. Its unique proportions are enhanced by the brilliance radiance of the diamonds where the bezel, case band, lugs and crown are all invisibly set with the finest IF / D-E quality baguette-cut diamonds

This diamond set edition is fitted with an alligator or rubber strap and the gold pin buckle or folding clasp with the hand-engraved Greubel Forsey logo is also invisibly set with baguette diamonds

  • Reference
  • GF09c
  • Case material
  • White Gold
  • Case diameter
  • 41,60mm
  • Case thickness
  • 12,25mm
  • Caseback
  • Engraved
  • Water resistance
  • 30 meters
  • Movement
  • Mechanical
  • Winding
  • Manual winding
  • Power reserve
  • 72 heures
  • Frequency
  • 21 600 alternances
  • Components
  • 244 components
  • Dial color
  • Rhodium
  • Dial material
  • Gold
  • Dial decoration
  • Grenage
  • Functions
  • Hours, minutes, small second, power reserve indicator, stop balance
  • Bracelet material
  • Alligator leather
  • Buckle type
  • Pin Buckle
  • Buckle material
  • White Gold
  • Retail Price
  • 402 000 € including 20%

Greubel Forsey Balancier Contemporain

  • Description
  • Technical Specifications

In creating the Balancier Contemporain, a white gold 33-piece limited edition, 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

This highly original creation is distinguished by its 39.6 mm diameter, a first from Greubel Forsey which generally builds 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

  • Reference
  • GF09c
  • Limited edition
  • N°17/33
  • Case material
  • White Gold
  • Case diameter
  • 39,60 mm
  • Case thickness
  • 12,21 mm
  • Caseback
  • Sapphire glass
  • Water resistance
  • 30 meters
  • Movement
  • Mechanical
  • Winding
  • Manual winding
  • Power reserve
  • 72 hours
  • Frequency
  • 21 600 alternances
  • Components
  • 255 components
  • Dial color
  • rhodium
  • Dial material
  • Gold
  • Dial decoration
  • Grenage
  • Functions
  • Hours, minutes, small second, stop balance
  • Bracelet material
  • Alligator
  • Buckle type
  • Pin Buckle
  • Buckle material
  • White Gold
  • Retail Price
  • 218 400 € including 20% VAT

Tourbillon 24 Secondes Edition Historique

  • Description
  • Technical Specifications

There are three versions of the Tourbillon 24 Secondes to date: the Asymétrique, Contemporain and Vision models. Greubel Forsey has decided to pay homage to the first of these three versions, the “Tourbillon 24 Secondes Asymétrique”, by creating a Unique edition: the Tourbillon 24 Secondes Edition Historique. For this timepiece, the architecture of the dial was entirely reinterpreted and redesigned with a 3D engraved text that reveals the Greubel Forsey philosophy. The sectoral seconds and power reserve displays have also been redesigned. These two display systems have never before been featured in a Tourbillon 24 Secondes timepiece.

The Asymétrique was the model that made it possible to incorporate the Tourbillon 24 Secondes – Greubel Forsey’s third Fundamental Invention, visible at 8 o’clock – into a timepiece for the first time. Following on from the Double Tourbillon 30° Edition Historique unveiled in 2010, this is the second time that a Greubel Forsey timepiece has been honored as an Edition Historique, marking an end to a collection.

  • Limited edition
  • 11 pieces
  • Case material
  • Rose gold 5N
  • Case diameter
  • 44.00 mm
  • Case thickness
  • 15.78 mm
  • Caseback
  • Transparent back with asymmetrical convex synthetic sapphire crystal
  • Water resistance
  • 30 meters
  • Movement
  • Mechanical hand-wound movement with patented tourbillon
  • Winding
  • Manual
  • Power reserve
  • 72 hours
  • Frequency
  • 21’600 vibrations/hour
  • Components
  • 302
  • Dial color
  • Multi-level in gold either silvered (18k 5N red gold version) or anthracite colour (platinum 950 version)
  • Dial material
  • Gold
  • Dial decoration
  • Gold hour markers, two engraved gold plates
  • Functions
  • Tourbillon 24 Secondes, hours and minutes, small seconds, 24-seconds tourbillon rotation, power-reserve
  • Bracelet material
  • Hand-sewn alligator
  • Buckle type
  • Folding clasp
  • Buckle material
  • 18k 5N rose gold
  • Retail Price
  • 374 400 € including 20% VAT

Balancier

  • Description
  • Technical Specifications

Robert Greubel and Stephen Forsey have been pushing the limits of fine watchmaking for many years now, tackling the challenges of complexity every day. And yet, after the Double Tourbillon 30°, the Quadruple Tourbillon, the Tourbillon 24 Secondes and many other bold complications like the Grande Sonnerie, the “Balancier” was self-evident. Greubel Forsey was bound one day to create a timepiece of great purity, featuring a unique and original balance wheel. Their creativity is immediately evident in the asymmetry of its case, which has almost become a constant of Greubel Forsey’s universe.

Every detail of the “Balancier” carries the unmistakable stamp of a true Greubel Forsey timepiece – the watchmaking Maison’s values are manifest in the refinement and purity of its lines and dial, the inventive architecture of its balance wheel, the sharp profile of its hands, and the engraving on the reverse of the timepiece. The watchmakers’ inventiveness is strongly in evidence in the new balance wheel. It was entirely developed and made at the Atelier, with its six gold mean-time screws, and it boasts remarkable aerodynamic qualities.

  • Limited edition
  • n°01/33
  • Case material
  • White gold
  • Case diameter
  • 43.50 mm
  • Case thickness
  • 13.94 mm
  • Caseback
  • Transparent back with synthetic sapphire crystal
  • Water resistance
  • 30 meters
  • Movement
  • Mechanical hand-wound movement with Greubel Forsey balance wheel system
  • Winding
  • Manual
  • Power reserve
  • 72 hours
  • Frequency
  • 21’600 vibrations/hour
  • Components
  • 269
  • Dial material
  • Hour-ring in gold, hand matt lapped, engraved and black lacquered hour indexes, minute-circle and « Greubel Forsey »
  • Dial decoration
  • Small second and power-reserve indicators in gold, engraved and black lacquered, hand matt lapped
  • Functions
  • Four handed timepiece
    Hours and minutes
    Small seconds
    Power-reserve
    GREUBEL FORSEY balance wheel system
    Stop balance
  • Bracelet material
  • Hand-sewn alligator
  • Buckle type
  • Pin buckle
  • Buckle material
  • White Gold
  • Retail Price
  • 229 000 € including 20% VAT

GMT

  • Description
  • Technical Specifications

True to their philosophy and continuous quest for perfection and innovation, Greubel Forsey have gone way beyond the conventional means of displaying a second time zone. The GMT features a wonderful, three-dimensional temporal representation: A rotating terrestrial globe offering a truly original view of time all over the world. This technical yet poetic marvel provides us with a completely new way of perceiving the different time zones. The specially developed movement of the GMT features the 25° inclined Tourbillon 24 Secondes cage, one of Greubel Forsey’s major patented inventions.

In addition to its superb chronometric virtues and reliability, its compact size allows space for the other complications. Spatially, the combination of elements on the dial-side is perfectly balanced, with a striking sense of depth offered by the globe and by the Tourbillon 24 Secondes at 5 o’clock which together form a triple asymmetry giving rise to a controlled tension that plays subtly with the circularity of the case, while never totally rupturing it.

  • Case material
  • Platinum 950
  • Case diameter
  • 43.50 mm
  • Case thickness
  • 16.14 mm
  • Caseback
  • Transparent back with asymmetrical convex synthetic sapphire crystal
  • Water resistance
  • 30 meters
  • Movement
  • Mechanical hand-wound movement with 3 patents
  • Winding
  • Manual
  • Power reserve
  • 72 hours
  • Frequency
  • 21’600 vibrations/hour
  • Components
  • 437
  • Dial color
  • Multi-level in gold, frosted, black treatment
  • Dial material
  • Gold
  • Dial decoration
  • White gold hour-ring, small second, power-reserve and GMT in gold, gold GF logo
  • Functions
  • GMT, 2nd time zone, rotating globe with universal time and day-and-night, universal time on 24 time zone, summer and winter time, cities observing summer time, lateral window showing the equator and southern hemisphere, GMT pusher, Tourbillon 24 Secondes, hours and minutes, small seconds, power-reserve
  • Bracelet material
  • Hand-sewn alligator
  • Buckle type
  • Folding clasp
  • Buckle material
  • Platinum 950
  • Retail Price
  • 608 400 € including 20% VAT

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