Art Piece 1, an artistic co-creation by Robert Greubel and Stephen Forsey with Willard Wigan. Whilst still a work in progress, Art Piece 1 will feature a nano-sculpture by Willard Wigan set into its own dedicated space within the timepiece.
Pre-selected for GPHG'14 in the category Artistic Crafts
The ethos behind Invention Piece 1 is to pay homage to the Invention that launched Greubel Forsey: the Double Tourbillion 30°. The time indications, surfaces, architecture and aesthetics of Invention Piece 1 have all been profoundly modified and re-developed around the original DT30° to create this exceptional timepiece.
The manual winding movement of the Double Tourbillon 30° Technique comprises no less than 385 components. Four fast-rotating coaxial mainspring barrels visible under an embossed nickel-palladium finished gold cover at 10 o’clock provide 120 hours of power reserve.
Greubel Forsey recently extended the Tourbillon 24 Secondes Vision range with a “Salmon” dial. It is now available in three new versions: “Chocolate”, “Blue” and “Anthracite Black”. One timepiece with four different faces: it is a unique situation as, usually, Greubel Forsey only creates one edition of each of its platinum timepieces. These versions follow the success of the Tourbillon 24 Secondes Vision, which was awarded the Aiguille d’Or 2015 by the jury of the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève.
Launched in 2011, the ‘Garde Temps – Naissance d’une Montre’ project is now well under way and is a fundamental part of Greubel Forsey. The origin of this human and technical adventure began with a warning cry from independent watchmaker Philippe Dufour who first realised that due to the increasing industrialisation of the watch industry, knowledge of artisanal craftsmanship is disappearing. For example, the ability to correctly polish...
Willard Wigan is the first artist with whom we work. On discovering his sculptures embedded in the eye of a needle or perched on the head of a pin, we found that we share the same ‘miniaturist’ language and hope that this project is the first in a long line of co-creations. After visiting our ateliers, Willard Wigan became fully aware of what we are developing here: the Greubel Forsey ‘spirit’ and our irrational obsession for...