Greubel Forsey Tourbillon 24 Secondes Contemporain in Platinum

This new platinum timepiece is part of the Greubel Forsey’s ‘Contemporain’ line, characterised by a round case and an architecture that allows the viewer to fully appreciate the micro‐mechanics, specifically Greubel Forsey’s third invention, the Tourbillon 24 Secondes mechanism.

Greubel Forsey Tourbillon 24 Secondes Contemporain in Platinum

This calibre has been entirely re‐designed from scratch to provide a three‐dimensional view within a circular backdrop. The depth is accentuated by the royal blue finish of the mainplate and bridges and was achieved thanks to a special treatment developed by Greubel Forsey.

Greubel Forsey Tourbillon 24 Secondes Contemporain in Platinum

A quest for multi‐dimensional harmony guided Robert Greubel and Stephen Forsey’s architectural and technological creativity. This can be seen in the meticulous configuration of components within the spatial parameters, including the transparent synthetic sapphire tourbillon bridge providing a captivating and hypnotic impression of the regulator floating in mid‐air and the metalised hour indexes around the chapter ring.

Greubel Forsey Tourbillon 24 Secondes Contemporain in Platinum

In addition to the centrally positioned hour and minutes hands, the Greubel Forsey Tourbillon 24 Secondes Contemporain watch displays the small seconds near 9H and the power reserve function near 4H.

Technical details

Model: Greubel Forsey Tourbillon 24 Secondes Contemporain in Platinum

Edition
Unique edition of 33 pieces in platinum

Features
Tourbillon 24 Secondes
Power-reserve indicator
Hour and minute display
Small second display
24-second tourbillon rotation indicator

Movement
Mechanical hand-wound movement, Calibre GF01c
Movement with patented tourbillon
Diameter: 36.40 mm
Thickness: 10.90 mm

Number of parts
• Complete movement: 267 parts
• Tourbillon cage: 88 parts
• Weight of the cage: 0.39 g

Number of jewels
• 40
• Olived-domed jewels in gold chatons

Power reserve: 72 hours
Barrels: Two coaxial series-coupled fast rotating barrels (1 turn in 3.2 hours), one of which is equipped with a slipping spring to avoid excess tension
Balance wheel: Free sprung variable-inertia balance with gold mean-time screws (10 mm diameter)
Frequency: 21’600 vibrations/hour

Balance spring
• Phillips terminal curve
• Geneva-style stud

Main Plates
Titanium, spotted, with polished bevelling, frosted, royal blue treatment

Bridges
• Nickel silver, frosted and spotted, nickel-palladium treatment with polished bevelling
• 1 gold plate engraved with the individual number
• 1 titanium plate engraved with the individual number
• Synthetic sapphire crystal tourbillon bridge

Gearing
• Involute circle profi le
• Tangential inclined gear with profiled teeth, on fixed wheel and escape wheel pinion

Tourbillon cage
• Inclined at a 25° angle, 24-second rotation
• Cage pillars in Avional
• Titanium cage bridges
• Gold counterweight

Displays
Hour and minute
Small second
72-hour power reserve on a sector
24-second tourbillon rotation indicator

Case
Platinum 950 with convex synthetic sapphire crystal
Transparent back with synthetic sapphire crystal
Raised polished engraving “Tourbillon 24 Secondes Incliné” on a hand-punched background
Three-dimensional, variable geometry-shaped lugs
Gold security screws
2 platinum plates, engraved, hand-finished with texts, screwed to the caseband
Diameter: 43.50 mm
Thickness: 15.20 mm
Water-resistance: 3 atm – 30 m – 100 ft (standard NIHS 92-20/SN ISO 22810:2010)
Crown: In platinum with engraved and black lacquered GF logo

Dial
Synthetic sapphire crystal hour-ring
Small second dial and power-reserve sector in gold

Hands
Hour and minute in polished gold, with Super- LumiNova
Small seconds (red triangle)
Power-reserve in polished gold
24-second double-tipped hand, black anodised aluminium

Strap and clasp
Hand-sewn dark blue alligator
Platinum 950 folding clasp, hand-engraved with the Greubel Forsey logo

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