In the exclusive world of the fine luxury replica watches industry, new brands come and go at an amazingly fast pace. Fascinated by the promise of making huge profits on overhyped products, they launched a concept that put the marketing machine in an overdriven state, and then sat down, hoping for money to flow in. You might imagine that this method has several major flaws, especially one of the facts is that these “new” players are completely lacking credibility in the eyes of the high-end consumers they try to attract.
From time to time, some special things will appear. A brand is more interested in making incredible timepieces than making money. A long-established brand, so unwilling to compromise in the short term. Brands like Greubel Forsey.
In just ten years, this ultra-high-end replica watches review manufacturer has done many things that were previously considered impossible. That is to say, they have established a high reputation for creating incredible timepieces comparable to the works of any modern master, and have laid the foundation for lasting inheritance. To understand how they did it, all you have to do is pick up one of their clocks. Of course, it is easier said than done, which is why today we bring you the hands-on rose gold Double Tourbillon 30 ° Edition Historique.
Greubel Forsey Double Tourbillon 30 ° – Edition Historique
There is no doubt that Greubel Forsey enthusiasts are already more than familiar with the significance of Double Tourbillon 30 ° to the brand’s short history. The stunning complexity and its first successful introduction was first launched in 2004, laying the foundation for the legitimacy of subsequent inventions. It was this original model that effectively attracted Greubel Forsey to the spotlight, announcing the arrival of a first-rate new watchmaker that had never been seen in the world.
Considering the importance of this piece, you can imagine that it was really shocking when the brand announced to stop production in 2010. However, the logic behind the decision is quite reasonable. Greubel Forsey was an inventor and innovator first, so their energy and investment must always be focused on the future, which led me to the Historique edition.
The Edition Historique Edition was launched in 2010 and is a unique version of 11 pieces of 5N red gold and 11 platinum. It aims to commemorate the closure of the Double Tourbillon 30 ° contemporary series after six years of successful use. To be honest, it is difficult to imagine a more appropriate tribute.
Like all Greubel Forsey replica watches, the Historic Edition needs serious research to be truly appreciated. Presented in a gorgeous 44.5mm rose gold case, the first highlight for me is the 18k gold dial with three sapphire crystal plates and decorated with electroplated structural text. Unfortunately, these are in French, so I do n’t understand much of it, but apparently the inventors of Double Tourbillon 30 ° (Robert Greubel and Stephen Forsey) have used this unique space – and the one screwed on the strap Four hand-decorated curved panels – explain the reasoning and philosophy behind its invention and expand its brand.
Once you stop staring at this small but fascinating text, you will notice that the partially opened dial also includes a central hour and minute display, a 72-hour power reserve indicator at 2 o’clock, and a small seconds indicator. At 9 o’clock and the two tourbillons rotate the indicator for 4 minutes and 60 seconds respectively. This made me the second bright spot, the 30 ° tilted double tourbillon.
Basically, this complicated mechanism is composed of two tourbillons, one tourbillon rotates at different speeds inside the other. Yes, it looks as spectacular as it sounds. The lower part of the dial is completely cut away, and the amazing view of the double tourbillon mechanism can be admired from both the front and the back. Exquisite surface treatment violates the belief of every part manufactured to the highest standards, whether or not it will be seen by anyone other than the watchmakers of Grauber Forsi.
In your hand, you can’t help but marvel at the unique creativity of Edition Historique Edition. No matter where you see something, there are some subtle new details that can be found. You have missed some subtle touches in some way before, such as the bevel relief of the bezel, to ensure that the final version of this iconic series has The unique appearance, while still retaining the inherent design features, is ideal for Greubel Forsey timepieces.
Given the importance of the first invention to the long-term success of the brand, it is undoubtedly regrettable to see such an old Double Tourbillon 30 ° retired (even if it is unexpected). At least that was what it was like. In the following years, many exciting things happened in Greubel Forsey. If the brand is still focused on reinventing early models, many things may not be possible. In this way, this is not bad news after all.