Greubel Forsey presents the Double Tourbillon Asymétrique, a reinterpretation of Robert Greubel and Stephen Forsey’s first Fundamental Invention, the Double Tourbillon 30°, featuring an asymmetric case marking a striking departure from how this complication has been previously presented.
In harmony with its distinctive design, the power reserve is indicated by a rotating disk, underlining the highly original nature of this timepiece. The Double Tourbillon Asymétrique is available in a unique edition comprising 11 pieces in white gold and 11 pieces in 5N red gold.
This is the 6th edition of the fair, which takes place at the Carrousel du Louvre, next to the world famous museum. For more information, please click www.bellesmontres.fr
As well as exhibiting a comprehensive selection from Greubel Forsey award winning collection, Stephen Forsey and Michel Boulanger held a seminar on Friday afternoon presenting the ‘Le Garde Temps, la Naissance d’une Montre’ adventure. For more information, please click www.legardetemps-nm.org
If you are in or around Paris this weekend we will be very happy to welcome you to the Greubel Forsey stand at Belles Montres.
Greubel Forsey’s Invention Piece 2 was awarded the prize for Best Complicated Watch during the 12th Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève on Thursday 15th November. The prize is awarded to the best watch in the Complicated category.
Stephen Forsey, who received the award on behalf of Greubel Forsey, said: “We are very honoured to be awarded this prize for Invention Piece 2. This timepiece pays homage to our second Fundamental Invention, the Quadruple Tourbillon. Its ‘open heart’ architecture reveals the intricate beauty of its complex mechanism and refined hand-finishing.
This prize is independent recognition of Greubel Forsey’s constant quest to improve timekeeping performance and pursuit of excellence in horological art.”
Launched at the 2011 SIHH, Invention Piece 2 is Greubel Forsey’s third prize-winning timepiece at the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie following the award of the 2010 L’Aiguille d’Or for the Double Tourbillon 30° Édition Historique and the award of the 2009 Best Complicated Watch prize for the Double Tourbillon 30° Technique.
We are very pleased to announce that Greubel Forsey’s GMT recently won the prize for Best Complicated Watch at the Watch World Awards in Gurgaon, India.
The gala prize-giving ceremony was hosted by the respected horology publication Watch World at the Pullman Gurgaon Central Park Hotel and was attended by a number of Bollywood stars, politicians, industrialists and industry leaders.
The jury included master watchmaker Antoine Simonin, leading image consultant Chhaya Momaya and noted designer Priyadarshini Rao.
Robert Greubel and Stephen Forsey were present at the International Contemporary Art Fair (FIAC) in Paris recently where they presented Art Piece 1 at the VIP pre-opening.
Art Piece 1 is a collaboration with renowned micro-sculptor Willard Wigan, and features one of Wigan’s micro-sculptures, observable through special optics.
This presentation – the first in Europe following last month’s unveiling at the Shanghai Contemporary Art Fair – allowed visitors and collectors to discover this art work in progress. A more advanced version of Art Piece 1 will be unveiled during the 2013 Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) in Geneva.
We are pleased to announce that Greubel Forsey’s Invention Piece 2 has been awarded the MPP Arabia Best Design Watch prize at the Middle East Premier Awards for Watches, Jewellery and Pens in Bahrain.
This year is the eighth edition of the awards ceremony, which forms part of the five-day watch exhibition Jewellery Arabia 2012 taking place at the Ritz Carlton Hotel Bahrain 16th-20th October.
Hosted by MPP ME, publishers of the Arabian Watches and Jewellery (AWJ) magazine, the Awards are the culmination of an online public voting system and the analysis of an elite committee comprising of watch, jewellery and pen experts.
Now in its 21st year, Jewellery Arabia is the largest and most prestigious jewellery exhibition in the Middle East, showcasing world famous names and artisan designs from across the globe.
Robert Greubel and Stephen Forsey were recently at Shanghai Contemporary Shanghai Art Fair to present the Art Piece 1 project – the first artistic co-creation with world-renowned micro-sculptor Willard Wigan, who was also in attendance.
Currently a work in progress, Art Piece 1 will feature a micro-sculpture that can be fully appreciated through specially created optics. The finished creation will be a veritable tour de force in terms of art, innovation, architecture and technical complexity.
Art Piece 1 will be presented at the 2013 Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) in an advanced state. For more information, please visit: http://www.timeartgallerygf.com/co-creation/55
‘Le garde temps, la Naissance d’une Montre’ is a project conceived by Robert Greubel, Stephen Forsey and Philippe Dufour with the aim of preserving, perpetuating and sharing traditional watchmaking expertise for future generations. This adventure will involve two key perspectives: firstly, making an inventory of the watchmaking techniques that deserve to be safeguarded; and secondly, passing them on to a talented young watchmaker, Michel Boulanger, with the aim of perpetuating them.
For more information, please click www.legardetemps-nm.org
The Time Art GalleryGF brings together and showcases three universes related to the creation and the art of watchmaking: The Greubel Forsey timepiece collection; the co-creation process undertaken with contemporary artists; and the work of master watchmakers whose work Robert Greubel and Stephen Forsey consider milestones in horological history. Greubel Forsey chose the multicultural city of Shanghai for the Time Art GalleryGF due to its ever-increasing prominence in the world of contemporary art.
The Time Art GalleryGF is located in the beautifully restored waterfront complex, Bund 18, in Shanghai, a cultural crossroads and nerve centre for the thriving contemporary arts scene. In 2006, Bund 18 received the UNESCO Asia-Pacific Award of Distinction for Cultural Heritage Conservation.
Greubel Forsey -Time Art GalleryGF, Room C1, Bund 18, 18 Zhongshan East Road (E1), Shanghai
For more information on Time Art GalleryGF, please visit Time Art GalleryGF
Calligraphy by Mr. Alain Chung
We are pleased to announce that Greubel Forsey will be exhibiting at the Belles Montres exclusive watch show in Paris this Thursday, November 24th to Sunday November 27th.
We very much look forward to welcoming visitors to this fantastic horological exhibition at the Carroussel du Louvre housed under the world-famous Museum in the prestigious surroundings of Paris’s first arrondissement.
Company co-founder Stephen Forsey will be giving a presentation on Friday afternoon at 3pm on Greubel Forsey’s new GMT timepiece featuring a stunning rotating globe and also on the recent International Chronometry Competition, where the winning Double Tourbillon 30° Technique proved there is nothing incompatible in being both an exquisite creation and a paragon of timekeeping precision.
For more information on Belles Montres, please visit http://www.bellesmontres.fr/
The Double Tourbillon 30° Technique with which Greubel Forsey won the 2011 International Chronometry Competition is to be exhibited at the Museum of Horology in Le Locle, Switzerland.
Last month, the Double Tourbillon 30° Technique claimed first place in the prestigious timing contest organised by the museum after scoring 915 points from a possible 1,000.
As one of 18 entries in the competition, the Double Tourbillon 30° Technique was subjected to rigorous positional and temperature tests over two 15-day periods at the COSC laboratory in Bienne, Switzerland, and the Besançon Observatory, France and then subjected to controlled shocks and magnetic fields at the Haute École Arc engineering college in Le Locle followed by another 15-day test at COSC in Bienne.
Watch connoisseurs will be able to marvel at the 5N red gold model – featuring a 60-second tourbillon cage inclined at 30° rotating inside a second four-minute tourbillon cage at the scene of its victory, as it will be on display at the Le Locle Horology Museum housed in the picturesque Château des Monts from the 15th of November to the 31st of December, 2011.
Greubel Forsey's Double Tourbillon 30° Technique took first place in the 2011 International Timing Competition - Concours International de Chronometrie - organised for the second time by the Horological Museum in Le Locle Switzerland.
After more than 45 days of rigorous testing, which included three x 15 days of timing tests plus tests for resistance to shocks and magnetism, the Double Tourbillon 30° Technique (DT30T) came away with a 915 points from a possible 1000.
The DT30T was entered in the Tourbillon Category and won both that category and was the overall winner.
This result validates the approach taken by Robert Greubel, Stephen Forsey and all of their team in their quest for ever greater precision in wristwatches. For more information, please Chronométrie 2011
Robert Greubel and Stephen Forsey are featured in this special collector’s limited edition of ‘Annual’ and will attend the launch during the International Contemporary Art Fair (FIAC) in Paris on Saturday, October 22nd. It will be the third time that this prestigious contemporary art publication points the spotlight on the Greubel Forsey co-founders.
In this edition, art historian Damien Sausset is interviewing Robert Greubel and Stephen Forsey to explore horological art arguing that it is inextricably a branch of contemporary art.
Annual 2012 will also present a paper on Greubel Forsey by Tita Reut who has previously written on Arman, Will Egle, Jaccard, Jilli and Rancillac.
A boxed limited edition of 200 copies will be released during FIAC on Saturday, October 22nd, where Robert Greubel and Stephen Forsey will take part in a private autograph session with other featured artists such as Pavlos, John Isaacs, Mounir Fatmi, Stéphane Pencréac’h, Alex Angi, Marco Veronese, Axel Pahlavi and Florence Obrecht, Virginie Barré, Vincent Fournier.
For more information please visit Annual Art Magazine
We are honoured to report that Greubel Forsey has won two prizes at the second edition of the prestigious “Watch World Awards” recently held in Greater Noida, north India.
Company co-founder Stephen Forsey attended the gala event, which was organised by India’s most respected horology publication and he came away clutching both the prize for “Limited Edition Watch of the Year” for Invention Piece 2, and also the inaugural individual award for his “Special Contribution to Haute Horlogerie”.
With its Quadruple Tourbillon, two regulating systems and one spherical differential, all showcased in a sculptured asymmetrical case displaying each meticulously finished mechanism to its fullest, Invention Piece 2 wowed the international jury which included Swiss master watchmaker Antoine Simonin.
The glittering ceremony took place at Jaypee Greens resort, which will host the first ever Formula One Grand Prix held in India.
Stephen Forsey said of the double accolade: “It’s very exciting for Greubel Forsey to be in India and to receive these prestigious awards from the biggest specialist magazine, Watch World.”
The 3rd 'Belles Montres' exhibition was held in Paris 27-29 November and Greubel Forsey was pleased to be there.
Belles Montres attracts a large number of visitors, many of whom discovering the world of haute horlogerie for the first time. For those that could not make it we have published a comprehensive photo essay on the Greubel Forsey discussion forum Belles Montres 2009 photo essay
Greubel Forsey is pleased to announce that we will be presenting at the SIHH in Geneva, 19th-24th January 2010.
Brands at the SIHH in 2010 include: A.Lange & Söhne, Alfred Dunhill, Audemars Piguet, Baume&Mercier, Cartier, JeanRichard, Girard Perregaux, Greubel Forsey, IWC, Jaeger LeCoultre, Montblanc, Officine Panerai, Parmigiani Fleurier, Piaget, Ralph Lauren, Richard Mille, Roger Dubuis, Vacheron Constantin, Van Cleef & Arpels.
Greubel Forsey has three watches pre-selected in three categories in the 2009 Grand Prix d'Horlogerie de Genève.
Quadruple Tourbillon à Différentiel Sphérique in the category, 'Best Men's Watch'.
Invention Piece 3 in the category, 'Best Design Watch'.
Double Tourbillon Technique in the category, 'Best Complicated Watch'.
The winners will be announced at a gala ceremony on the 14th of November.
We are very pleased to announce that the 2009 Prix Gaïa in the category 'Esprit
d'entreprise' has been awarded to Robert Greubel and Stephen Forsey.
Now in its 15th year, the Prix Gaïa is the world's most prestigious horological award and Greubel Forsey is honoured at the recognition conferred on its founders, Robert Greubel and Stephen Forsey.
And Greubel Forsey would like to congratulate Beat Haldimann, who was awarded the 2009 Prix Gaïa in the category 'Artisanat-création'.
Prizes will be awarded on the 17th September 2009 at the Musée International d’Horlogerie (MIH) in la Chaux de Fonds.
The Double Tourbillon Technique is an entirely original and innovative interpretation of Greubel Forsey’s first fundamental invention, the Double Tourbillon 30°.
At the heart of the timepiece is the Double Tourbillon 30° mechanism?; however, to perpetuate the art of horology and contribute to its 21st century development, several additional technical elements have been added, including four fast-rotating co-axial barrels.
Invention Piece 3 pays homage to Greubel Forsey's third invention, the Tourbillon 24 Secondes Incliné. The third invention consists of a single tourbillon cage inclined at a 25° angle and performing a rapid rotation in 24 seconds.
The minute display is concentric to the hour dial, with the hours distinguished by a red indicator and the minutes by a blue one. The power reserve, offset at 2 o’clock, is visually balanced by the tourbillon at 8 o’clock and provides linear reading of the indications. A sub-seconds dial at 5 o’clock ensures the overall equilibrium of the timepiece.
The acclaimed and groundbreaking international magazine, Revolution, has honoured Greubel Forsey yet again with the prize for best ‘Technical Achievement Award’ in 2008 for Robert Greubel and Stephen Forsey’s 2nd Fundamental Invention, the Quadruple Tourbillon à Différentiel Sphérique.
This invention was presented at Baselworld 2008 and represented the culmination of five years of intense research and development into improving the timekeeping performance of the mechanical wristwatch.
Stephen Forsey received the award from Jack Forster (Technical Editor for Revolution magazine) during an informal gathering on Friday 23rd at the wonderful Four Season’s Hotel in Geneva. Also on hand to celebrate the ceremony were, Wei Koh (Group Editorial Director of Revolution), Bruce Lee (Managing Director of Revolution), Ian Skellern (contributing journalist and Greubel Forsey Forum moderator), Emmanuel Vuille (Greubel Forsey’s newly appointment CEO) and Nicole Segundo (Greubel Forsey’s Communication director). The jury consisted of Revolution’s international editors.
You can read and see more about the award and presentation ceremony at the Greubel Forsey forum on Horomundi.com.
A recent edition of the excellent upmarket magazine, Forbes Life, featured an article on Greubel Forsey by the highly respected and talented horological journalist Jack Forster.
The article is titled, 'What Makes them Tick' and explains the backgrounds of Robert Greubel and Stephen Forsey, their philosophy and their timepieces.
You can download the article by clicking, 'What Makes them Tick'.
The British Horological Institute recently celebrated its 150th anniversary with three days of seminars and presentations by extremely distinguished speakers. Steven Forsey was one of those invited to discuss his work and he gave an excellent talk about the why and how of the Greubel Forsey approach to horology.
And in what must be the ultimate accolade and acknowledgment, George Daniels (pictured sitting on the right) mentioned Greubel Forsey work with tourbillons as important in making the tourbillon relevant to the wristwatch (as compared to its original function in the pocket watch).
You can download a video of Stephen Forsey's 30 minute presentation from BHI_presentation_Forsey.mp4 (50mbs)
The Tourbillon 24 Secondes Incliné (T24Si) successfully passed its EWT validation with flying colours and is now available as a finished Invention. Greubel Forsey's EWT® laboratory testing proved that the T24Si's innovative, ultra-light repidly rotating tourbillon approach significantly improves the timekeeping performance of the single-axis tourbillon.