• Important Watches auction at Christies

    Sale 3219

    Important Watches

    29 May 2013, Convention Hall

  • Lot 2762

    GREUBEL FORSEY. A VERY FINE, IMPRESSIVE AND VERY RARE 18K WHITE GOLD 25 INCLINED 24 SECONDS TOURBILLON DUAL TIME ZONE WORLD TIME ASYMMETRICAL WRISTWATCH WITH POWER RESERVE AND 3D GLOBE

    SIGNED GREUBEL FORSEY, GMT MODEL, NO. 26, CIRCA 2012

    Price Realised  

    GREUBEL FORSEY. A VERY FINE, IMPRESSIVE AND VERY RARE 18K WHITE GOLD 25 INCLINED 24 SECONDS TOURBILLON DUAL TIME ZONE WORLD TIME ASYMMETRICAL WRISTWATCH WITH POWER RESERVE AND 3D GLOBE
    SIGNED GREUBEL FORSEY, GMT MODEL, NO. 26, CIRCA 2012
    Cal. GF GMT mechanical jewelled lever movement, silvered dial, applied Arabic and baton numerals on brushed chapter ring, 25 inclined 24 seconds tourbillon carriage, 3D terrestrial globe fully rotating every 24 hours anticlockwise, day/night indication, sector for power reserve, subsidiary dials for constant seconds and dual time zone, oversized asymmetrical case, large window to the band to view the 3D globe, glazed back secured by six screws displaying worldtime disc connected to the 3D globe with names of 24 cities, each representing one of 24 global time zones, visible spherical differential, GMT rectangular button in the band to adjust the second time zone, 18k white gold Greubel Forsey double deployant clasp, case, dial and movement signed
    43.5 mm. wide


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    US$200,000-300,000

    With Greubel Forsey International Warranty dated September 2012, loupe, polishing cloth, product literature, instruction manual, gloves, leather wallet, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.


    The present watch offered here for sale is in pristine condition and is for the first time offered at auction.

    The GMT model is another ground-breaking and spectacular timepiece by Greubel Forsey. The GMT features a spectacular three-dimensional temporal representation of a rotating terrestrial globe, offering the wearer a truly unique view of time all over the world. This technical marvel provides a whole new way of perceiving the different time zones. Nestled in a prominent position at 8 o'clock, the 3D titanium sphere is ingeniously secured at just one end of its rotational axis, the South Pole, allowing optimal views. While the globe makes one complete rotation every 24 hours anticlockwise, the Earth's natural rotational direction, the position of the continents can be cross-referenced with the 24-hour, day & night indicator on the equatorial chapter ring.

    The movement was crafted with 436 components, 87 of which are used in the tourbillon cage, only weighing an impressive 0.36 grams. The Tourbillon 24 Secondes incliné is Greubel Forsey's third fundamental invention. the T24Si is a single inclined exquisitely finished tourbillon cage that undergoes rapidly changing positions with a high angular velocity, giving the impression that the whole complication is in orbit while offering the wearer a unique display of the tourbillon. Also, two co-axial mainspring barrels connected in series provide a power reserve of 72 hours. Furthermore, the plates and bridges are beautifully hand-finished, frosted, and beveled.

    This horological masterpiece is a solid validation of the underlying fundamental inventions of Greubel Forsey, with an objective to reinforce the link between mechanism and indication, as well as the relentless pursuit to improve timekeeping precision.

    Special Notice

    Prospective purchasers are advised that several countries prohibit the importation of property containing materials from endangered species, including but not limited to coral, ivory, tortoiseshell and crocodile. Accordingly, prospective purchasers should familiarize themselves with relevant customs regulations prior to bidding if they intend to import this lot into another country.