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The Greubel Forsey Double Tourbillon 30° Asymétrique

by Michael Weare
16 May, 2011
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Michael Weare has been a professional writer for 30 years, writing about Japanese technology, German and Italian cars, British tailoring and Swiss watches. Michael manages the editorial content of Click Tempus and will be keeping the magazine fresh and informative with regular features, as well as bringing great writers to the magazine. Email: michael@clicktempus.com

Greubel Forsey Double Tourbillon 30° Asymétrique

Every couple of weeks we seek out the sexiest, coolest, or simply most unusual timepieces we can find online, in our series called Look Watch We found!

This week we found a fantastic Greubel Forsey wrist watch on ebay, on sale by New York watch seller Motion In Time.

Online bargain hunting takes on a rather different meaning when the price tag is upwards of US$390,000, but for some it’s a small price to pay for the most innovative and intricate examples of haute horology you can slip on your wrist; when Greubel Forsey has rocketed itself into the uppermost reaches of haute horology in just 7 years.

To find out more about, don’t forget to visit the recent interview with Stephen Forsey featured here on Click Tempus.

The Greubel Forsey
Double Tourbillon 30° Asymétrique

Greubel Forsey Double Tourbillon 30 Asymetrique

Greubel Forsey is widely admired even by the movers and shakers of competing brands in high end horology. The company has made itself a name as a watch manufacturer, especially thanks to its invention of watches with two and four tourbillon mechanisms in the same watch case, and the patented mechanisms that allows them to get their force from the same main spring.

An original creation, only eight of which have been made, the Double Tourbillon 30° Asymétrique is a deliberately extrovert interpretation of the first invention by Greubel Forsey.

Immediately identifiable by its asymmetrical nature, this special edition watch is also distinguished by a different movement construction and by an unconventional display of the power reserve and the seconds, entirely separate from the original DT30°.

The most striking new feature is the fact that the Double Tourbillon 30° mechanism can be observed in its entirety, from both the front and sides, with a spectacular rotation of the two Tourbillons in a stage setting featuring a black nickel backdrop.

The circular opening in the dial and the lateral window provide a full view of the double cage, free of any point of attachment other than the two essential wheels: the larger of them supplying the system with its mechanical energy, and the other transmitting the passing of time.

The recommended retail price is US$590,000, you can go grab it on Ebay now for just US$394,995

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Michael Weare has been a professional writer for 30 years, writing about Japanese technology, German and Italian cars, British tailoring and Swiss watches. Michael manages the editorial content of Click Tempus and will be keeping the magazine fresh and informative with regular features, as well as bringing great writers to the magazine. Email: michael@clicktempus.com

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