Packing all the pleasures of a world timer, a GMT, and more, the Greubel Forsey GMT Balancier is the latest evolution in the independent high horology brand’s travel-related concepts. With a curved titanium case and convex sapphire crystal, this latest addition to the Maison’s expanding Convexe collection is, as with all the brand’s models, quite literally a work of art for the wrist.
We are SCULPTORS of time, choreographers of the PASSING hours and minutes…
In Greubel Forsey’s own, admittedly more poetic words, “We are sculptors of time, choreographers of the passing hours and minutes, and architects of the watch mechanism. We wield a screwdriver instead of the artist’s brush, a propelling pencil in place of the writer’s pen, and steel or gold are our materials.”
The watch takes the form of a dished convex shape, and the voluminous and distinctive domed crystal protects a brand new in-house movement and the key focal point of a miniature rotating globe, a signature creation in many of GF’s GMT designs. Also eye-catching is the 30º inclined balance wheel – a firsttime appearance for a Greubel Forsey GMT.
Wrought from a titanium base with a frosted hand finish, also a first, the movement boasts an array of travel functions, including local time, a second time zone, a coordinated rotating globe for UTC time zones (Coordinated Universal Time or UTC is the primary time standard by which the world regulates clocks and time) an indication of global day/night), and UTC world time with an indication for summer time.
The hand-wound movement has a respectable 72-hour power reserve and all the decorative finishing is flawless. As with previous Convexe creations, the GMT Balancier Convexe is limited to 66 pieces, created by Greubel Forsey over three years – just 22 units per year from 2022 to 2024.
Price/availability: $400,000 mounted on a strap or on a bracelet at $445,000. Consult Greubel Forsey directly.