Greubel Forsey’s New Rendition of Its Tourbillon

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The new Tourbillon 24 Secondes Contemporain from Greubel Forsey is technically very close to the fast rotating tourbillon the brand released in 2007. However, the new $480,000 model makes a completely different appearance than the original. With new materials and finishes on the plates and bridges, including a sapphire tourbillon bridge and a striking blue anodization on titanium plates, Greubel Forsey has added an enhanced sense of dimensionality to the construction—a quality that seems have taken on greater importance in the brand’s latest releases. At the same time, a slightly more conventional round case shape may be more palatable to customers who like exotic mechanics as a more subtle component of their personal style. (310.205.5555,

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