Stephen Forsey was born in St. Albans, England, where he inherited his father’s fascination with the intricacies of mechanics. From 1987, he specialized in antique watch restoration, and he subsequently became the head of Asprey of London’s prestigious watch restoration department; he then furthered his horological education at WOSTEP (Watchmakers of Switzerland Training and Educational Program). After moving to Switzerland in 1992, Stephen joined Robert Greubel’s team at Renaud & Papi where he worked on the most complicated mechanical movements.
In 1999, he left to work independently and in 2001 he co-founded CompliTime with Robert Greubel. Together, they then launched Greubel Forsey in 2004.
“I met Robert for the first time in 1992 when I joined his team at Renaud & Papi. I had been hired to work as a watchmaker and project manager dealing with the most complicated mechanical movements. Even then, Robert demonstrated unbridled passion and great creativity. We realised that we shared the same spirit and the same vision of the future of fine watchmaking.”