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GREUBEL FORSEY. A VERY FINE, EXTREMELY RARE AND IMPRESSIVE 18K PINK GOLD LIMITED EDITION ASYMMETRICAL WRISTWATCH WITH DIFFERENTIAL QUADRUPLE TOURBILLON AND POWER RESERVE
GREUBEL FORSEY. A VERY FINE, EXTREMELY RARE AND IMPRESSIVE 18K PINK GOLD LIMITED EDITION ASYMMETRICAL WRISTWATCH WITH DIFFERENTIAL QUADRUPLE TOURBILLON AND POWER RESERVE
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GREUBEL FORSEY. A VERY FINE, EXTREMELY RARE AND IMPRESSIVE 18K PINK GOLD LIMITED EDITION ASYMMETRICAL WRISTWATCH WITH DIFFERENTIAL QUADRUPLE TOURBILLON AND POWER RESERVE

SIGNED GREUBEL FORSEY, INVENTION PIECE 2 MODEL, NO. 02/11, CASE NO. 02 325, CIRCA 2011

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GREUBEL FORSEY. A VERY FINE, EXTREMELY RARE AND IMPRESSIVE 18K PINK GOLD LIMITED EDITION ASYMMETRICAL WRISTWATCH WITH DIFFERENTIAL QUADRUPLE TOURBILLON AND POWER RESERVE
SIGNED GREUBEL FORSEY, INVENTION PIECE 2 MODEL, NO. 02/11, CASE NO. 02 325, CIRCA 2011
Movement: Cal. GF03N, manual, 64 jewels, signed
Dial: Differential quadruple tourbillon regulator with each inner tourbillon inclined at a 30 angle rotating once every 60 seconds with the outer tourbillon rotating once every 4 minutes, signed
Case: Glazed display back secured by 7 screws, 43.5 mm. wide, 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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In what can only be described as horological overkill, Greubel Forsey has harnessed its entire technical capability in watchmaking to create a watch that is breathtakingly innovative. Indeed, it is hard to find a watch more complicated than the Invention Piece 2, which has a movement consisting of an impressive 594 components, all housed into an unusual and quirky asymmetrical case.

Of immediate note, catching the eye, is the main feature of the piece – two double tourbillons presented top to bottom. Both the tourbillons feature two systems of dual carriages, improving the accuracy of the time measurement exponentially more than other tourbillons. To proudly exhibit this, the Invention Piece 2 displays an ‘open heart’ architecture, allowing each escapement to be viewed in its entirety. The time itself can be read at 5 o’clock, with hours and minutes being indicated by a red triangle and a rotating display. The seconds indicator is placed at 10 o’clock, adjacent to a power reserve indicator at 11 o’clock. On the case back, as is characteristic of Greubel Forsey’s most complicated pieces, there is a hand engraved personal message from the founders, which recounts the story and history behind the piece’s invention to the owner.

So complicated and time consuming are these pieces to create that they are incredibly limited in production. This particular edition of pink gold is limited to 11 pieces only, of which the present example is number 2.

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