Greubel Forsey is one of the celebrities of the highest level of haute horology. The brand is known for its asymmetrical case, tourbillon and the highest level of finishing. In 2007, Greubel Forsey released the first tourbillon 24 Seconds Asymétrique tourbillon watch. The tourbillon is famous for its asymmetrical case and tilting tourbillon, which rotates once every 24 seconds, hence the name. Now, of 180 works about ten years later, Greubel Forsey is lowering the Tourbillon 24 Seconds Asymétrique. But not without cheering for the last time. To commemorate one of the most popular and iconic styles of the brand, they announced the Greubel Forsey Tourbillon 24 Secondes Edition Historique at SIHH 2017.
Interestingly, the 24-second tourbillon Historique is the second version of Historique, the history of the brand. The first time was in 2010, Greubel Forsey decided to terminate the Double Tourbillon 30°Contemporaine series. The Tourbillon 24 Seconds Edition Tourbillon is in true Historique Editions fashion, with unique features, while other Tourbillon 24 Secondes watches do not.
First of all, the 24-second tourbillon Historique limited edition is limited to 11 pieces, each in 5N red gold and platinum. The case is 44 mm wide and asymmetrical, extending slightly at 8 o’clock to accommodate the sizable tilting tourbillon. The bezel is quite thick and mirror polished, which makes the dial look smaller than it actually is. The sides of the box have straight lines, and all the decorations are done by hand. It is clearly visible that there are many words on the side of the dial, which explain in depth the philosophy of Glauber Fauci. The text itself is small, seemingly decorative from a distance, but absolutely readable when read up close. This is indeed an objective design preference issue, but I can’t imagine that this text will not irritate some people.
Although the surface of the watch is carefully decorated, it can be easily seen that the design has been “inserted” a bit. This means that it is very typically luxuryGreubel Forsey, and it doesn’t actually offer anything innovative or novel, which is disappointing. This is not to say that there is no design aspect that I really like and appreciate. For example, one neat thing about the case is that the side of the case of the asymmetric part has a sapphire display window, which provides the wearer with a side perspective view of the tilted tourbillon. In addition, the two sides of the case are rose gold or platinum plates, engraved with hand-engraved text, highlighting the brand’s watchmaking philosophy. Obviously, this is likely to be a divergent design choice. The rather large crown is also engraved with the embossed Greubel Forsey logo,
As you would expect from Grebeul Forsey, the dial is pleasant (although, considering our expectations of GF, the dial remains unchanged). The dial has a lot of depth and detail and is made of pure gold. From a distance, half of the red gold dial looks silver and the other half black. The dial is indeed silver, but the dark part is actually a disc engraved with sapphires, expressing the brand’s philosophy. On platinum models, the silver part of the dial is made of anthracite.
There is a battery indicator at 2 o’clock in the form of a simple pointer, with a rotating disk below. Between 5 o’clock and 6 o’clock, there is an auxiliary second hand indicator, which is also displayed in the form of a pointer and a rotating disk below. This way of displaying power reserve and running seconds is a unique new feature of the Tourbillon 24 seconds version of Historique. Other notable details on the dial are the hands and hour markers. They are all refined from pure gold and have an interesting black treatment to make them stand out on the silver hour ring and dial to improve clarity. On the platinum model, the pure gold hour hand and hour markers are mirror-polished to contrast with the anthracite dial.
Of course, at 8 o’clock, you will see the highlight of this tourbillon watch. The tourbillon is inclined at an angle of 25 degrees and rotates once every 24 seconds. The entire tourbillon assembly is composed of 88 parts, and the cage is made of titanium. Titanium is used because it is very light (0.39 grams), so it requires less torque and consumes less energy for rotation.
The appearance of the fast spinning tourbillon is also very exciting. The entire assembly is beautifully decorated, with prominent bevels and different finishes. For example, the tourbillon bridge is made of steel and is barrel polished. Below the tourbillon is a black PVD coated titanium alloy platform with a polished surface. Great replica watches
Turn the watch to see the vast sapphire display box and display the movement in all its glory. Finishing is Greubel Forsey’s specialty. Although most of the movement is hidden under the bridge, there are still many things to appreciate and appreciate. For example, all bridges have a unique matte effect and extremely obvious polished slopes. The jewelry is slightly dome-shaped and placed in gold diamonds with polished countersunk holes. There is a lot of admiration for this movement.
All in all, the 24-second tourbillon Historique is the perfect farewell to Greubel Forsey’s iconic 24-second asymmetric series. It has the unique design elements of this model, and the craftsmanship is exquisite, and it has the exquisite processing level that we expect Greubel Forsey can achieve. I especially like the sapphire with the brand’s concept engraved on the dial. I think this is a very neat feeling.
Greubel Forsey launches a 24-second platinum tourbillon watch
As one of the most visionary watch brands in the market today, Greubel Forsey continues to surprise and delight us with the most exquisite high-end watches. Recently, the brand launched a new version of its amazing Tourbillon 24 Seconds Vision watch-platinum and bronze dials, which form a sharp contrast.
In the studio of La Chaux-de-Fonds, Greubel Forsey conducted the most incredible research and development one could imagine. The brand also produces innovative timepieces that meet strict specifications here. The Tourbillon 24 Secondes Vision watch is one of them. This watch has won several top watchmaking awards and provides a tourbillon cage under the domed sapphire crystal, which rotates once every 24 seconds (hence the name).
Now, the watch is available in a platinum case and is one of the four watches the brand will produce in platinum. The unique salmon color is applied to the 18-carat white gold dial through the PVD (Physical Vapor Deposition) process to make it more eye-catching. We always invite you to take a closer look at our selection of high-end Greubel Forsey Review replica watches.