There are those who introduce almost 100 new watches at SIHH 2016. And then there’s Greubel Forsey. The independent brand, creator of high-end timepieces that command dizzying prices, unveiled three timepieces in Geneva, each one inviting the world’s elite a little deeper into the Greubel Forsey universe.
You may recognise certain elements of the Double Balancier à Différentiel Constant. This SIHH 2016 novelty features the brand’s sixth invention (who’s counting?), first seen in the Double Balancier Incliné. The two inclined balance wheels, initially positioned one above the other, now occupy distinct and separate three-dimensional spaces that can be fully admired thanks a large aperture between 4 o’clock and 10 o’clock. The Double Balancier à Différentiel Constant is a limited edition of 33 pieces in white gold.
As its name suggests, the Signature 1 is the first in a new line of collaborative watches made between Greubel Forsey and independent watchmakers. The collection, the latest ‘educational’ project led by the duo, is inaugurated by Didier J.G. Cretin. A longtime Greubel Forsey partner, Cretin introduces a manually wound three-hands watch (the first ever at Greubel Forsey) that features an exclusive balance wheel and gold dial. The Signature 1 will be available in a limited edition of 33 pieces in gold, platinum, and steel (by advance order only).
Greubel Forsey scooped the industry’s most prestigious prize three months ago, when the Tourbillon 24 Secondes Vision was awarded the “Aiguille d’Or” prize at the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève 2015. The victorious timepiece is back, this time in a celebratory red gold case with an anthracite dial and a sapphire case-back to let everyone admire the award-winning Tourbillon 24 Secondes.