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Greubel Forsey Unveil New GMT Timepiece at BaselWorld

Greubel Forsey Unveil New GMT Timepiece at BaselWorld
Greubel Forsey Unveil New GMT Timepiece at BaselWorld

Swiss luxury watchmaker Greubel Forsey is known for making extremely complicated high-end watches that push the boundaries of innovation.

Back in 2013, the brand’s GMT timepiece debuted with an eye-catching multi-layer, three-dimensional layout complete with a rotating globe.

Now the watchmaker has revealed a new version of this striking creation at the 2019 BaselWorld fair in Switzerland, which came to a close earlier this week.

The new watch combines a quadruple tourbillon with a GMT complication. For each of the paired tourbillons, the inner cage is set at a 30° angle and rotates around once per minute, while the outer cage is upright and rotates once every four minutes.

A differential between the two pairs averages out the timing to make the timepiece as accurate as possible.

The main time display is located between 1 and 2 o’clock which also has the 72-hour power reserve indicator built into it. At 4 o’clock is the running seconds and the second time zone display.

The most noticeable element of the dial, however, is the miniature globe, asymmetrically located between 8 and 9 o’clock. Around the equator is the fixed 24-hour ring that visually gives a sense of time across the globe.

On the other side of the GMT Quadruple Tourbillon, the UTC time is indicated with the help of a disc. The parts of the world that observe Daylight Savings are indicated in a lighter coloration, while the regions that don’t are in a darker colour.

Only 66 examples of the watch will be made with each carrying a uniquely numbered plate. The first edition of 11 pieces will be in white gold and is priced at $820,000.