Despite Greubel Forsey’s intrepid chronometric pursuits, the brand’s massive cases and sometimes asymmetric designs tend to appeal to a select segment of enthusiasts. The Tourbillon 24 Secondes Vision ($325,000), however, challenges this tendency by combining the house’s audacious watchmaking with a smaller, slimmer, almost classical case. Fired-enamel numerals—as difficult to execute as the movement finishing—bring the dial in line with the daring concepts we have come to expect from the company.
- The inclined tourbillon rotates once every 24 seconds for optimum position-error correction.
- The movement features a high degree of hand finishing with frosted plates, polished beveled edges, and multiple uses of black-mirror polishing.
- The sapphire bubble on the caseback enables a reduction in the thickness of the case.