Greubel Forsey - The New York Watch Auction: SIX New York Saturday, June 11, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: Greubel Forsey
    Year: 2018
    Movement No: No. 01/11
    Case No: No. 01/11, 01 957
    Model Name: Double Tourbillon 30 ° Technique Blue
    Material: Titanium
    Calibre: Manual, cal. GF02s, 43 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Crocodile
    Clasp/Buckle: Titanium GF logo buckle
    Dimensions: 47.50mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, movement, and clasp signed.
    Accessories: Accompanied by Grebuel Forsey Certificate of Authenticity numbered 01/11 and dated November 2019, fitted wooden presentation box, leather wallet, loupe, additional watch case, product literature and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    In 2004, Greubel Forsey released their first mechanical marvel, the Double Tourbillon 30° featuring a patented 30° inclined tourbillon carriage, which revolutionized high-end watchmaking. The tourbillon is set within another, and effectively compensates for gravity-related errors. The exterior tourbillon is inclined at 30°, rotating every 60 seconds, while the inner tourbillon carriage rotates every four minutes. The double tourbillon mechanism improves timekeeping by averaging out positional errors due to gravity, ensuring better chronometric performance.

    The Double Tourbillon 30° Technique Blue was presented at Baselworld in 2018 and again highlights the level of complexity and innovation Greubel Forsey brings to haute horlogerie. The model was produced in a limited number of 33 timepieces, 11 each in platinum, white gold and like the present watch, titanium. Based on the earlier Double Tourbillon 30°, the new model features a blue movement with 22 karat gold black finished highlights like the cover for the four coaxial barrels engraved “Greubel Forsey Four Coaxial Barrels” in bas relief. The double inclined tourbillon is seen at 6 o’clock, with a four minute recorder visible on top. A unique aspect of this model is the hand engraved plates attached to both side of the case side, which are values they attribute to fine watchmaking: “Savoir-Faire”, “Inventeurs Horlogers”, “Créativité', 'Technicité”, “Univers Original”, “Bienfacture d'Exception”, “Oeuvre Unique”, “Noblesse Esthétique”, “Inventeurs Horlogers”, “Créativité' and 'Technicité”.
    Today’s collectors seek watches for many reasons, from design and aesthetics, to wearability, innovation, and hand-craftsmanship. Greubel Forsey set their goal to innovate and hand finish movements at the very highest levels, and this 2019 Double Tourbillon 30° Technique Blue, with the prestigious 01/11 serial number, is a superb representation of their ethos. Consigned by the original owner, the present example is in exceptional, like-new condition, and complete with its original box, dedicated owner’s book, and guarantee. It is an incredible, seminal piece by an independent manufacturer that builds upon the foundation for the brand’s current success.


  • 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 limited edition titanium wristwatch with inclined double tourbillon and five-day power reserve, with Certificate of Authenticity, and presentation box, serial number 01

47.50mm Diameter
Case, movement, and clasp signed.

$120,000 - 240,000 

Sold for $315,000

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The New York Watch Auction: SIX

New York Auction 11-12 June 2022