The Tourbillon 24 Secondes Architecture is unlike any Greubel Forsey timepiece ever created. Its case is wholly atypical, its construction purposeful, its components sculptural, their mechanical interplay kinetic and the movement – simply spectacular! This new Greubel Forsey calibre within a new convex conical frustrum case shape represents a complete departure from traditional movement construction and aesthetics and brings an architectural experience to the wrist.
Its components are suspended in space, revealing a harmonious composition of surfaces, shapes and movements. The case showcases the spectacle within firstly through the large opening on the dial side, encompassed by relief-engraved Greubel Forsey values that inspired this creation: Architecture, Harmonie, Innovation, Technique, Bienfacture, Passion, Science, Exclusivité, Créativité.
While the case looks perfectly round when observed from the dial side, it reveals its convex shape from other angles, along with its large synthetic sapphire crystal ring which envelopes the entire periphery of the caseband. Greubel Forsey has been integrating lateral sapphire crystal apertures since as early as 2007, but has never before rendered a movement visible from above, below, and from every angle around the caseband.
The 354 parts of the movement are sculpted and arranged asymmetrically yet harmoniously, almost as if they had issued from an organic growth process found in the natural world. Each component is suspended in an unexpected three-dimensional plane, yet it is exactly where it should be aesthetically, technically in relation to every other component. The movement is vibrant and urban, yet it has space to breathe.
Tourbillon 24 Secondes Architecture
Tourbillon 24 Secondes, hours and minutes, small seconds, 24-seconds tourbillon rotation, power-reserveDownload the data sheet
- Case material Titanium
- Limitation 66 pieces (2022-2026)
- Chronometric power reserve 90 hours
- Case diameter 47 mm
- Water resistance 5 ATM - 50 m - 164 ft
- Number of parts 354
- Frequency 21,600 vibrations/hour
- Height (incl. crystal) 16.80 mm