Greubel Forsey - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: FOUR Hong Kong Monday, May 29, 2017 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: Greubel Forsey
    Year: Circa 2008
    Movement No: 0649
    Case No: 00'598
    Model Name: Double Tourbillon 30°
    Material: 18k pink gold
    Calibre: Mechanical, GF02, 39 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Brown Greubel Forsey crocodile leather strap
    Clasp/Buckle: 18k pink gold Greubel Forsey buckle
    Dimensions: 43.5 mm. diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed, case further engraved 49
    Accessories: With Greubel Forsey Certificate of Authenticity dated 21 February 2008, loupe, polishing cloth and fitted presentation box.

  • Catalogue Essay

    First released in 2004, the present Double Tourbillon 30° by Greubel Forsey exemplifies many of the watchmaker's finest qualities. It takes more than four years to develop and validate this exceptional timepiece. The watch features a patented 30° inclined tourbillon carriage that revolutionized the market. The tourbillon is set within another tourbillon which permanently compensates the rate of gravity related errors. The exterior tourbillon is inclined at 30° and rotates in 60 seconds and the inner tourbillon carriage rotates every four minutes. The 30° inclination ensures a better chronometric performance while maintaining an acceptable depth to the watch.

    This ground-breaking invention is prominently displayed through a glazed aperture on the silvered dial.

    Accompanied with original certificate and fitted presentation box, the present watch is very sought after today.

  • 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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A fine and rare pink gold limited edition 30 degree double tourbillon wristwatch with power reserve, original certificate and fitted presentation box

Circa 2008
43.5 mm. diameter
Case, dial and movement signed, case further engraved 49

HK$800,000 - 1,400,000 

Sold for HK$1,187,500

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: FOUR

Hong Kong Auction 30 May 2017