Greubel Forsey - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: EIGHT Hong Kong Monday, May 27, 2019 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: Greubel Forsey
    Year: Circa 2014
    Movement No: 3 669
    Case No: 10/22 and 03 557
    Model Name: Double Tourbillon 30 ° Technique
    Material: 18k 5N red gold and black ADLC titanium
    Calibre: Manual, quadruple barrel, cal. GF02S, 43 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Alligator
    Clasp/Buckle: 18k pink gold Greubel Forsey double deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 47.5mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed
    Accessories: Accompanied with a Greubel Forsey Certificate of Authenticity, and fitted presentation box and black letter envelop

  • Catalogue Essay

    Greubel Forsey’s Double Tourbillon 30° was introduced in 2004 following four years of research and development. The timepiece featured a patented double tourbillon system with an exterior tourbillon inclined at 30° degrees and rotating every 60 seconds, while the inner tourbillon carriage rotated every four minutes. This complication compensated for the rate of gravity-induced errors in both the escapement and oscillator.

    The present watch is the new generation model in Greubel Forsey’s Art of Invention and an expression of their ideas and spirit, namely that of transparency. The sapphire crystal and open movement allows for the individual components to be visualized. The quadruple barrel is seen rotating as the movement is wound, and allows for a 120- hour running time compared to the earlier 72-hours. The constant seconds are positioned at the 9 o’clock and highlighted by a red indicator hand. The double tourbillon carriage is prominently placed at the 6. The watch contrasts between the 5N red gold case and titanium plates with black Amorphous Diamond Like Carbon (ADLC) coating.

    Produced in a limited edition of 22 timepieces, the Double Tourbillon 30° was manufactured in both 5N Red gold and titanium. The present example is in excellent overall condition and was most likely only worn a handful of times. Offered with its Certificate of Authenticity, this is a rare opportunity to own a new generation work of art.

  • 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 fine and rare limited edition pink gold transparent 30-degree double tourbillon wristwatch with 120-hour running reserve and certificate and box

Circa 2014
47.5mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

HK$1,200,000 - 2,000,000 

Sold for HK$2,000,000

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Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2001

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: EIGHT

Hong Kong Auction 28 May 2019