Greubel Forsey is one of the most exclusive brands in the watch industry. They make around 200 watches a year. Their models are some of the most complicated watches out there, these new releases are no exception.
One new addition, but a good one. The GMT collection already has two versions in it, a white gold version and a red gold version. The new addition is in an entirely new metal.
That's right, platinum. The new watch using the classic design is in platinum. It is a gorgeous watch, with a tourbillon at 5:30 and a globe at around 7 it is just plain amazing. The globe displays the actual day/night of the earth, something rarely seen and this feature is just plain awesome. The movement is capable of measuring 24 different time zones, which can be selected by looking at the caseback. This gorgeous watch is going to be priced somewhere from $600K-$700K. More information, including dimensions, movement, etc. can be found by clicking here.
Again, there is only one new addition in this collection. Well, really two but they both use the same design. More details can be found below:
Tourbillon 24 Seconds in Titanium (movement)
This watch was first announced in November 2013, but was a new model for SIHH 2014. The watch comes in either a white gold or red gold case, with a titanium movement, making the watch lighter than it would usually be. The tourbillon is held in place by a transparent sapphire bridge so it appears to be floating. Both versions are limited editions of 33. The price is, like all their watches, very expensive. Probably around $450,000. Ouch. To see other useful information including dimensions and movement specifications you can click here (white gold) or here (red gold).
Greubel Forsey released better looking models than I expected. Their whimsy designs usually don't appeal to me but these do. My major gripe is of course the price. These watches are unattainable to 99.99999% of the world's population, leaving around .00001% able to afford it. I therefore doubt these new watches fill fly off the shelves, but will sit and sit and sit for years. Nonetheless, they are great looking watches and although GF will not sell many, if they sell two watches, they have all their bills payed for another year.
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