Greubel Forsey - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: NINE Hong Kong Monday, November 25, 2019 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: Greubel Forsey
    Year: Circa 2014
    Case No: 03, 02 833
    Model Name: GMT
    Material: Titanium
    Calibre: Manual, cal. GF GMT, jeweled
    Bracelet/Strap: Crocodile
    Clasp/Buckle: Blackened titanium Greubel Forsey deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 43.5mm Diameter
    Signed: Dial, case, movement and clasp signed
    Accessories: Further accompanied by blank Greubel Forsey Owner's book, instruction manual, leather folio, gloves, cloth, numbered Greubel Forsey fitted presentation box numbered 03/22, outer packaging and pouch.

  • Catalogue Essay

    With an asymmetric case featuring a three-dimensional globe presented in a multi-layered dial configuration, the Greubel Forsey GMT has planted a flag in the competitive world of horology.

    The dial is impressive and is an attraction alone in various ways. Starting above, the 12 O’clock position features the main dial where the local time is starred with an off-set small seconds counter located in between the 2 and 5 O’clock position of the local time display. Moving down clockwise, a power reserve indicator of up to 72 hours is presented in retrograde style sitting right below the small seconds counter. Shifting down, the signature organ of the watch is featured, a tourbillon regulator with a 25-degree inclination with an incredibly high speed of one rotation per 24 seconds, whilst most tourbillons rotate once per minute. Sliding over to the left, an obvious attraction and a defining characteristic of the GMT is displayed, the globe. Presented with a 24-hour ring interpreting the time in correspondence to the appropriate location, the three-dimensional globe mimics the actual rotation of the globe to a scale of approximately 1/980million, it is a profoundly impressive way to translate the various time zones of the world. Lastly on the dial side, an additional subsidiary dial sitting right above the globe displays the second time zone.

    Flipping to the movement side of the watch, an additional world-time indication is portrayed by a wheel with 24 cities on display against black or white and further fitted with an inner 24-hour ring and an outer 24-hour ring. The additional world-time feature is dedicated to day-light saving or solar time. The cities in black are cities that do not incorporate daylight saving whilst cities displayed in white on the wheel are cities that do. The ingenuity behind the complication is sophisticated yet it serves a simple purpose.

    The present example in blackened titanium is presented in excellent overall condition and is further part of a rare limited edition of 22 examples produced. The all black iteration of the Greubel Forsey GMT is a highly attractive example for collectors of complications and further charmed by the full set of accessories.

  • 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 astounding and rare limited edition blackened titanium world-time and dual-time wristwatch with power reserve indication and tourbillon regulator, numbered 03 out of a limited edition of 22 pieces

Circa 2014
43.5mm Diameter
Dial, case, movement and clasp signed

HK$1,000,000 - 2,000,000 

Sold for HK$2,250,000

Contact Specialist

Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2001

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: NINE

Hong Kong Auction 25-26 November 2019