When thinking about luxury and high-end watches, I’m sure Greubel Forsey comes to mind. This time they are set to launch its Double Balancier Sapphire timepiece, exclusively for North America. This luxurious timepiece is priced at USD 695,000. The main inspiration that took to made this watch came from elements of transparency of light.
The goal of the Double Balancer collection was to take timekeeping precision to a whole new level. The Double Balancier uses two fixed oscillators on two different axes on precise, predetermined angles. Because of that, the effects of gravity have less of an effect on the watch, which decreases the margin of error in timekeeping by half, and therefore, maximizing the precision of timing overall.
The crystal case took over 900 hours of machining to create so it allows for an abundant amount of light to pass through. The timepiece features a three-dimensional architecture that is enhanced from every angle. This enhance the look of the dial and the finishes all around. This watch is perfectly executed and even the engraving on the movement itself.
Additional details include black polishing, satin finishing, circular-graining, hand-beveling and a hand-polished blue gold dial. The words “Greubel Forsey” are engraved on two gold plates with the number of each timepiece, while the setting has olive-domed jewels in polished gold chains. Anti-reflective coatings are present on both sides of the crystals for further enhanced transparency as well.
- Hours and minutes
- Small seconds
- 4-minute spherical constant differential rotation
- 72-hours power reserve on a sector
- Case dimensions
- Diameter – 47.25 mm
- Height – 13.81 mm
- Water resistance of the case: Water-resistant 3 atm – 30m – 100 ft
- Crown: Synthetic sapphire with engraved GF logo
- Multi-level in gold, blue color, flat back polished
- Differential rotation and small seconds indicators in gold