A very rare and impressive platinum quadruple tourbillon wristwatch with power reserve, presentation box and certificate

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  • Manufacturer: Greubel Forsey
    Year: Made November 11, 2009
    Movement No: 1511
    Case No: 01 512
    Model Name: Quadruple Tourbillon
    Material: Platinum
    Calibre: Manual, cal. GF03, 63 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Greubel Forsey crocodile
    Clasp/Buckle: Platinum Greubel Forsey double deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 43.5mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: With Greubel Forsey wooden presentation box, owner’s book, leather pouch and envelope, loupe, two pairs of gloves and a polishing cloth

  • Catalogue Essay

    The Gruebel Forsey Quadruple Tourbillon possesses not one, but four tourbillons within one 43.5mm wristwatch – a feat of engineering so impressive it is beyond belief. Released in 2009, the advanced engineering of the watch allows supreme accuracy, varying by less than 2.5 seconds per day. The movement in its entirety features 534 individual parts, most hand-finished by a team of artisans, including 261 parts solely for the four tourbillon cages. Not only is the movement absolute mastery, but the case and dial are executed and finished to the highest standards as well. The dial is silvered gold, with sapphire apertures at the sides of the asymmetrical case in order to view the tourbillon at work.

    In a 2015 New York Times article, Stephen Forsey was quoted as saying the driving principle in creating the Quadruple Tourbillon was “about ‘refusing to accept that everything had been achieved in terms of the mechanical watch.” To behold this masterpiece through the dial, caseback, or lateral openings is to view the encapsulation of one entire year of man hours, the accomplishment of 8,760 hours of meticulous handiwork. This is an incredibly special piece by a manufacture on the cutting edge of haute horologie.

  • Catalogue Essay

    高珀富斯自2004年創立以來,一直以30度傾斜的雙陀飛輪裝置和組裝製錶技術倍受世人矚目。2006年發佈的Quadruple Tourbillon 30度四體陀飛輪概念,再次打破固有的陀飛輪概念,在雙陀飛輪之上再增加一組雙陀飛輪,成為配置四個陀飛輪的腕錶,走時更加精密準確。革命性的概念原型經過長時間的多重精細測試,終於在2008年成功發行。

    雙體陀飛輪體積較大,為取得較多空間錶殼採用不對稱設計,四體陀飛輪沿用同樣的錶殼設計,同時側邊多加一片透明藍寶石水晶玻璃,可以隨時欣賞另一個角度陀飛輪的運行狀態。高珀富斯又再一次突破自我極限,呈獻令人驚嘆的精密陀飛輪配置。

  • Maker Bio

    Greubel Forsey

    Swiss • 2004

    With the introduction of the Double Tourbillon 30 at Basel World in 2004, Robert Greubel and Stephen Forsey became major players in the world of haute horology and independent watchmaking. Their firm concentrates on high-end complicated movements with precision timekeeping and the highest quality hand finishing. They achieve this with movements featuring multiple tourbillons and inclined balance wheels — tourbillons designed for wristwatches. Forsey joined Greubel's team at Renaud & Papi SA, a high-complication specialist now part of Audemars Piguet. The team participated with Harry Winston and their Opus 6 project. In the span of 12 years, the firm has become highly sought-after by collectors for their innovative timekeeping and industrial design.

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FROM AN IMPORTANT PRIVATE COLLECTOR

A very rare and impressive platinum quadruple tourbillon wristwatch with power reserve, presentation box and certificate

高珀富斯,「Quadruple Tourbillon」,非常罕有,鉑金四體陀飛輪腕錶,配兩組30度陀飛輪裝置及動力儲存,約2009年製。附錶盒

Made November 11, 2009
43.5mm diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
HK$1,000,000 - 1,500,000 
€110,000-165,000
$128,000-192,000

sold for HK$2,800,000

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Thomas Perazzi
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