Greubel Forsey - Hong Kong Watch Auction: THREE Hong Kong Monday, November 28, 2016 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: Greubel Forsey
    Year: 2009
    Movement No: 1700
    Case No: 01 688
    Model Name: Invention Piece 1
    Material: Platinum
    Calibre: Mechanical, GF02N, 38 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Black Greubel Forsey crocodile leather strap
    Clasp/Buckle: Platinum Greubel Forsey folding deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 43.5 mm. diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed, dial and case back further engraved 05/11
    Accessories: With Greubel Forsey magnifying loupe, product literature, pouch, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Property from a Distinguished Gentleman

    Known as the ‘Kings of Tourbillon’, Greubel Forsey first launched at Basel in 2004. The brainchild of Robert Greubel and Stephen Forsey, the manufacture develops the most unique and pioneering tourbillons in the world. Greubel Forsey’s very first invention, the Double Tourbillon 30°, immediately captured the attention of collectors, and put the duo in the spotlight.

    Today, with multiple patents under their belt, the manufacture continues to innovate and push the boundaries of watchmaking. The manufacture most recently released the Double Tourbillon 30° Technique, cased in sapphire. The openwork proudly displays the multi axis escapement mechanism for the viewer’s pleasure.

    We are pleased to present two members of the Greubel Forsey tourbillon family, both of which pay homage to Greubel Forsey’s unique ‘Tourbillon’ technique.Greubel Forsey's Invention Piece 1 pays homage to the firm's invention that revolutionized the watchmaking industry: the Double Tourbillion 30°. First released in 2004, the Double Tourbillon 30° features a 30° inclined tourbillon cage. The Double Tourbillon 30° underwent more than 4 years of research and development before it was introduced to the market. The mechanism features a tourbillon within a tourbillon, which permanently compensates the rate of gravity related errors. The double tourbillon is inclined at 30° and is furthermore a patented tourbillon system. The inner carriage rotates once every 60 seconds and the exterior tourbillon carriage turns in a 4 minute period.

    The appearance of 'Invention Piece 1' is very unusual, even for Greubel Forsey, who is known for creating the most cutting edge designs. Separate triangle-shaped hands indicate the time, with the hours and minutes displayed on two different semicircles. The dial furthermore features a power reserve indication at 2 o'clock, with the the watch's special production number displayed below.

    This masterpiece is furthermore finished with frosted bridges, attesting to the level of care the watchmaker has placed in creating every aspect of the watch.

    The Invention Pieces series was produced in three unique editions. Each edition was cased in either white gold, pink gold or platinum, and all were produced in 11 examples.

    被譽為 ”陀飛輪皇者”,Greubel Forsey手錶於2004年瑞士巴塞爾鐘錶展首次發表,品牌由兩位鐘錶設計天才Robert Greubel和Stephen Forsey合作,製作獨一無二、創新和前衛時尚的陀飛輪錶款,首次面世的30° 雙陀飛輪,即刻令兩人成為市場焦點,獲得收藏家們的注意。

    時至今日,Greubel Forsey已擁有多項專利設計,革新的創作理念繼續主導著品牌發展,之前發表的Double Tourbillon 30°陀飛輪, 其水晶透視機身,展現精湛技術,更自豪地展示多軸擒縱, 呈現運轉時的美態, 增加觀賞者的趣味。
    富藝斯有幸同時得到藏家分別提供兩枚獨一無二Greubel Forsey陀飛輪腕錶, 向Greubel Forsey兩人致敬。

  • Artist Biography

    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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An extremely rare platinum limited edition 30 degree double tourbillon wristwatch with power reserve and fitted presentation box

43.5 mm. diameter
Case, dial and movement signed, dial and case back further engraved 05/11

HK$1,600,000 - 2,400,000 

Sold for HK$1,750,000

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