Independent Swiss luxury watch manufacture Greubel Forsey has released a special edition GMT Sport watch for Sincere Fine Watches.
Sincere Fine Watches is Greubel Forsey’s long-standing partner in Singapore. This limited edition timepiece highlights the vivid orange color. It’s a rare colour in the brand’s standard palette.
Greubel Forsey has woven the orange colour into its entire composition: on the internal bezel, the tips of the hours and minute hands, the crown, the engraving on the pushers, the hour markers, power reserve, and 2nd time zone GMT indication. A bright shade of orange adorns the oceans and seas of the Earth, positioned at 7 o’clock.
Straps are presented in three options. The first in textured orange rubber with the Greubel Forsey core values engraved on the back; the second in a brand-new ultra-light titanium integrated bracelet decorated with polished, matte, and frosted finishes exuding a dressier, more sophisticated look; and finally a traditional black strap.
The movement of the Greubel Forsey GMT Sport “Sincere Fine Watches Special Edition” provides a setting for two of the Atelier’s emblematic complications. The first, between 12 o’clock and 2 o’clock, is the Tourbillon 24 Secondes. In this, Greubel Forsey’s third Fundamental Invention, the cage is inclined at a 25° angle and completes a full rotation every 24 seconds, two features that give it better timekeeping performance than most traditional tourbillons – as well as providing a truly unique visual effect.
Secondly, there is the globe of the Earth, placed between 7 o’clock and 9 o’clock, embodying the three-dimensional time display championed by Greubel Forsey. This patented invention performs a complete rotation in 24 hours, allowing universal time to be read off easily and intuitively. Seen as if from above the North Pole, a ring with 24-hour markings allows local time to be read for all longitudes, whilst also acting as a day/night indication.
On the caseback side, a disc displaying city names surrounded by 2 rings allows the wearer to read Universal (UTC) and Summer Time for 24 cities in 24 major time zones. For this special edition, the Singapore name has been made bright red. This disc also distinguishes the time zones applying summer time (on a light backdrop) from those that do not (on a dark backdrop).
The new case profile has a horizontal satin finish, giving the dial a more expansive feel. The edges of the bezel are polished and replete with gentle curves and highlights. The new finish highlights the very distinctive profile of the GMT Sport’s bezel: an elliptical shape that is slightly curved at 12 o’clock and 6 o’clock to fit the curves of the wrist.
The GMT Sport’s new bracelet is the first metal bracelet ever made by Greubel Forsey. Designed completely in-house, and specifically for this model, the titanium bracelet is integrated into the case of the GMT Sport and profiled in such a way that it seamlessly extends the oval profile of the case and bezel. It is also equipped with a wrist quickfit system that provides the few millimetres’ difference needed to choose between a casual, loose fit, or a snug, tighter fit on the wrist.
On the dial side, the suspended arch bridge in the centre and the tourbillon bridge are open-worked, making the three-dimensional time display more readable and showcasing the bright orange tone.
Featuring a caseband diameter of 42mm (45mm with the bezel), this expression of the GMT movement’s technicality naturally matches the intuitive way in which it is read, with central hours and minutes, second time band at 10 o’clock, power reserve at 3 o’clock, and globe at 8 o’clock.
This special edition is strictly limited to 5 pieces, with exclusive designs reserved for Sincere Group across Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand.
Model: GMT Sport “Sincere Fine Watches Special Edition”
In titanium, black movement
Limited edition of 5 pieces
Hand-wound movement with 3 patents • Patents pending
Number of movement parts: 435
Number of jewels: 63 Olived-domed jewels in gold chatons
Power reserve: 72 hours
Frequency: 21’600 vibrations per hour
Tourbillon inclined at a 25° angle; 1 rotation in 24 seconds
GMT • 2nd time zone • rotating orange globe with universal time and day-and-night • universal time on 24 time zones • summer and wintertime • cities observing summer time • GMT and Earth pushers • Tourbillon 24 Secondes • hours and minutes • small seconds • power-reserve
Titanium with curved synthetic sapphire crystal
Three-dimensional, variable geometry-shaped bezel, hand-polished with hand-finished straight graining
Diameter: 42,00mm (caseband) and 45,00mm (bezel)
Case height: 15.70mm (17.80mm with synthetic sapphire crystals)
Water-resistance: 10atm – 100m – 328ft
Three-dimensional, variable geometry hour-ring
GMT indicator, power-reserve indicator and Tourbillon rotation indicator
Rotating globe with fixed day-and-night UTC indicator
Orange rubber with text in relief, titanium folding clasp, engraved GF logo
3-row metal bracelet in titanium, folding clasp with integrated fine adjustment, engraved GF logo
Traditional black strap