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GREUBEL FORSEY. A VERY FINE, EXTREMELY RARE AND ATTRACTIVE 18K PINK GOLD LIMITED EDITION 30° DOUBLE TOURBILLON WRISTWATCH WITH POWER RESERVE
GREUBEL FORSEY. A VERY FINE, EXTREMELY RARE AND ATTRACTIVE 18K PINK GOLD LIMITED EDITION 30° DOUBLE TOURBILLON WRISTWATCH WITH POWER RESERVE
GREUBEL FORSEY. A VERY FINE, EXTREMELY RARE AND ATTRACTIVE 18K PINK GOLD LIMITED EDITION 30° DOUBLE TOURBILLON WRISTWATCH WITH POWER RESERVE
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GREUBEL FORSEY. A VERY FINE, EXTREMELY RARE AND ATTRACTIVE 18K PINK GOLD LIMITED EDITION 30° DOUBLE TOURBILLON WRISTWATCH WITH POWER RESERVE

SIGNED GREUBEL FORSEY, INVENTION PIECE 1, NO. 3/11, CASE NO. 01 670, CIRCA 2008

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GREUBEL FORSEY. A VERY FINE, EXTREMELY RARE AND ATTRACTIVE 18K PINK GOLD LIMITED EDITION 30° DOUBLE TOURBILLON WRISTWATCH WITH POWER RESERVE
SIGNED GREUBEL FORSEY, INVENTION PIECE 1, NO. 3/11, CASE NO. 01 670, CIRCA 2008
Movement: Cal. GF02N, manual, 38 jewels, signed
Dial: Inner tourbillon inclined at a 30° angle rotating once every 60 seconds, outer tourbillon rotating once every 4 minutes, signed
Case: Glazed display back secured by 6 screws, 43.5 mm. diam., signed
With: 18k pink gold Greubel Forsey double deployant clasp, Greubel Forsey Extrait du Grand Livre and Certificat de Grand Service. This certificate is valid during six months following the date of acquisition of the watch at Christie’s, offering the new owner a free servicing (but not exceeding 10,000 CHF of the retail service price) of the present watch in Greubel Forsey’s workshops, subject to conditions published on the back of the Certificate.
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The ethos behind Greubel Forsey's Invention Piece 1 is to pay homage to the timepiece that launched Robert Greubel and Stephen Forsey into galactic stardom in 2004: the Double Tourbillon 30°. While the 338-part calibre of the IP1 is based on the DT30, the displays, surfaces, architecture and aesthetics have all been profoundly modified and redeveloped. The exquisitely finished 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.

The highly original hour and minute display comprises of two triangular indicators, red for the hours and blue for the minutes, that enable the observer to follow the passing of time on two concentric semi-circles around the exquisitely finished tourbillon cages; the eccentric seconds and power reserve indicator appear to be in "orbit", reminiscent of a miniature solar system.

The unique nature of the IP1 is reinforced by a personalised message engraved in miniature bas-relief on the plate of the case back and will forever accompany the owner of this exceptional timepiece.

The IP1 was produced in a single edition comprising three unique editions of 11 watches each in white gold, pink gold such as the present watch and platinum, a number (1+1) chosen for its symbolic value representing the Robert Greubel and Stephen Forsey partnership.

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