Double Tourbillon

BEST of the BEST 2014 | Style |Men’s Watches | Visual Artistry: Greubel Forsey Art Piece 1

To boggle the imaginations of Switzerland’s leading complicated watchmakers with the manipulation of small objects requires formidable skill. Yet the British artist Willard Wigan has done exactly this through his limited collaboration with the boutique complication specialist Greubel Forsey. The first example of Art Piece 1 (price upon request) incorporated one of Wigan’s minuscule sculptures—a […]

Watches: Perfect Paradox

As he digs through a shoebox filled with spare parts, the genial and relaxed Gregory Bruttin—a movement developer at the Geneva watch manufacturer Roger Dubuis—bears little resemblance to the conventional image of the fastidious watchmaker. Not surprisingly, his latest creation also defies stereotypes: The Excalibur Quatuor, an enormous timepiece sporting no less than four beating […]

Greubel Forsey Double Tourbillon Technique

For the first time, Stephen Forsey and Robert Greubel have moved from their customary finishing technique to an openwork format, and the results are spectacular. This watch displays an innovative approach to movement architecture, while nonetheless hewing to a traditional sense of proportion and aesthetics that will appeal to a more classically minded buyer.

Invention Piece 1

Designed as an homage to the watchmakers’ double tourbillon, the Invention Piece 1 uses an off-centered double tourbillon 30°, with the outer tourbillon 4-minute rotation indicator and inner tourbillon 60-second rotation indicator. Inside information The smooth running of the Invention Piece 1 is made possible by 388 parts, including 128 for the double cage that […]