Greubel Forsey - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: SEVEN Hong Kong Monday, November 26, 2018 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: Greubel Forsey
    Year: 2009
    Movement No: 0708
    Case No: 00670
    Model Name: Double Tourbillon 30°
    Material: Platinum and Mother-of-Pearl
    Calibre: Manual, cal. GF02, 39 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Alligator
    Clasp/Buckle: Platinum Greubel Forsey double deployant buckle
    Dimensions: 44mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: With Greubel Forsey wooden and glass presentation box, certificate of authenticity and outer packaging

  • Catalogue Essay

    Innovation, passion and creativity are words that immediately spring to mind when one views a Greubel Forsey masterpiece. Seeking to improve upon the traditional past, and create a new chapter in the world of horology, the team of Robert Greubel and Stephen Forsey created their firm in 2004 with the desire to excel in design and performance.

    Their Double Tourbillon 30° wristwatch exemplifies the values Greubel Forsey seek every day. First released in 2004 as their first “invention” the double tourbillon visible in the lower third of the movement consists of 128 parts and weighing a mere 1.17 grams. There are two tourbillon cages with the outer tourbillon revolving once every four minutes, while the smaller interior tourbillon inclined at a 30° angle revolving once a minute. This combination averages out the gravity inducing errors on the escape wheel. The mastery of their craftsmanship is not only in the innovation challenges they seek, but also in the high level and skill of finish found on each watch. Whether a part will be seen by the naked eye, the movement is a visual work of art. There is a meticulous amount of detail and hand-finishing with beveled edges, straight-grained surfaces, even the use of mother-of-pearl to make the dial stand out.

    The present watch is fresh to the market and in excellent condition. The world of horology is about both form and function, Greubel Forsey set to make a watch that is both technically a masterpiece that few can compete with, and has a strong solid appearance.

  • 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 rare and exceptional platinum double tourbillon wristwatch with 72-hour power reserve and mother of pearl dial, with Greubel Forsey presentation box and certificate

44mm diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

HK$800,000 - 1,200,000 

Sold for HK$2,062,500

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: SEVEN

Hong Kong Auction 27 November 2018