Simply put, Greubel Forsey luxury does not manufacture traditional watches. From the case to the movement, it makes timepieces unlike anything you’ve seen from any other manufacturer. There is some kind of three-dimensional quality present in almost all Greubel Forsey pieces, integrating the movement components into the core design of the respective model, rather than treating the movement as a separate entity and placing it in the case and hiding it up behind the dial. With this in mind, Greubel Forsey’s latest creation is called the Tourbillon 24-Second Architecture, which takes the brand’s iconic three-dimensional design philosophy to a whole new level.
The case of the Greubel Forsey Tourbillon 24 Secondes Architecture perfect replica watches is made of titanium, following what the brand calls a “convex conical truncated case shape,” with a bezel that is smaller in diameter than its base. The diameter of the caseback is 47.05mm, while the conical shape of the case tapers to 45.5mm at the bezel for an overall thickness of 16.8mm. In addition to the sapphire crystal that covers the dial and caseback, the Greubel Forsey Tourbillon 24-Second Architecture features a curved sapphire crystal that extends around the entire periphery of the case, allowing unobstructed views of the movement. In addition to showing the three-dimensional structure of the movement in the most complete way,
Greubel Forsey Tourbillon 24-Second Architecture
Diameter: 47.05mm (strap) and 45mm (bezel)
Height: 16.8 mm
Material: Titanium and Sapphire
Water resistance: 50 m
Movement: Tourbillon 24-second mechanism
Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds, power reserve indicator and tourbillon
Frequency: 21,600 windings/hour (3 Hz)
: Manual winding
Power reserve: 90 hours
Strap: Rubber strap, titanium folding clasp
Like other Greubel Forsey watches, the “dial” of the Tourbillon 24-Second Architecture is not so much a dial in the traditional sense as a display of expertly treated parts of the watch, with a pair of hands mounted in the middle. They come to indicate the time. Surrounding the opening on the side of the dial is a relief engraved with a series of Greubel Forsey values that inspired this creation: Architecture, Harmony, Innovation, Technology, Duplex, Passion, Science, Exclusive, creative. Meanwhile, a large spherical open bridge supports the 25° inclined tourbillon at 6 o’clock. The barrel bridge at 10 o’clock is sculpted from a polished spherical surface and fastened to the engraved, lacquered and circular-grained barrel cover.
Like almost all Greubel Forsey pieces, a flawless movement is seen as an integral part of the watch itself, both in terms of aesthetics and practical design. While the complex case of the Greubel Forsey Tourbillon 24-Second Architecture is impressive in itself, its unique construction has the sole purpose of showcasing the watch’s incredible 354-component movement, the real calibre of the latest version of Greubel Forsey. Party Pieces. The polished titanium bridges complement the matte finish on the main plate, which are arranged in an organic manner designed to mimic the asymmetrical yet harmonious growths found in nature. The hand-wound movement features three coaxial tandem barrels, one of which is equipped with a sliding spring to avoid overstretching, which together provide an ample 90-hour power reserve for the Greubel Forsey Tourbillon 24 Secondes Architecture. Finally, completing the watch is a one-piece black rubber strap with a titanium folding clasp and an engraved Greubel Forsey logo.
As a company that places movements front and center in watches, even the simplest and most traditional Greubel Forsey pieces can be considered highly architectural in their overall design and composition. The new Greubel Forsey Tourbillon 24-Second Architecture takes this aesthetic approach to a whole new level, creating an incredibly dynamic timepiece with a look reminiscent of the interconnected ensembles that can be found in dense metropolises. Shapes, surfaces and light reflections.