Greubel Forsey Tourbillon 24 seconds Contemporain watch hands-on
Greubel Forsey is a fanatical brand for those who pursue the highest level of watchmaking. As early as 2005, their debut made a clear mission statement. They launched a double tourbillon tilted at 30°, followed by a nearly decadent quadruple tourbillon. However, although their prices have not deterred collectors, their timepiece designs are always controversial. Greubel Forsey Tourbillon 24 Secondes Contemporain perfectly meets this requirement. Although it better reflects the company's DNA, it still attracts some people's attention, especially the Diamond Set version.
The Greubel Forsey Tourbillon 24 Secondes Contemporain watch has been around for a while (here is the practice of the "Royal Blue" version), we are looking at the latest platinum titanium, 5N red gold and titanium, and white gold with blue titanium diamonds. Gao Peifusi also produced a 5N red gold style silver dial, and made 33 blue dial versions in platinum and red gold respectively. All Greubel Forsey Tourbillon 24 Secondes Contemporain watches have the same specifications: a completely round case, no protrusions (the most unusual of the brand) and a diameter of 43.50 mm. Due to the shape of the lugs, it can be worn well On the wrist. On the other hand, the height is 15.20 mm, which is obvious, which will inevitably collide with the cuffs of the formal shirt. Again, these are probably not the watches you want to remain anonymous.Jacob Co. Releases The New Epic X Rose Gold Baguette
Like other Greubel Forsey watches, each side of the case is engraved with long inscriptions, unabashedly complimenting the creator and the watch itself. Both hand-made plates give a sense of classicism, reminiscent of Roman inscriptions, and hope to establish an intimate relationship with the owner of the watch. This is a unique way to welcome them into the secret realm of Haute Horlogerie ("Notre savoir-faire exclusif et bienfacture se reflètent dans la complexité de cette réalitation élaborée à votre intent").
The back of the watch surprised me a bit. We have become accustomed to the Baroque style on the back of a watch like Invention Piece 3. This is the first appearance of the 24-second tourbillon of Koppelfors. In contrast, this movement is extremely simple. To match the relative tightness of the dial (according to the GF standard), it may be designed to be so sober. Although I like sports that look calm (for example, look at this Panerai), this one is not attractive to me. The matte and spots of the nickel silver bridge are great, but the puzzle-like shape does not suit me. Is this a deal breaker? This is likely to be the case, because when you spend so much money on a fashion replica watch, you want perfection-for me, just knowing it is there will torture me endlessly.
Considering that complexity is the core of the watch, and considering that Gaupe Forsey is almost obsessed with tourbillons, Greubel Forsey Tourbillon 24 Secondes Contemporain watches cannot have any ordinary tourbillons. This tourbillon is much faster than many tourbillons on the market because it spins every 24 seconds instead of the usual 60 seconds. I must admit that I don't know why it is exactly 24 seconds, although there may be a reason. In any case, even if the tourbillon solves a problem that the watch didn't really exist in the first place, it is an admirable aesthetic, especially when it runs as fast as it does.
The complete movement of the watch has 267 parts, of which 88 are in the tourbillon frame alone (close to 1/3). Although moving complex functions requires a lot of energy, due to the two coupled barrels, one of which is equipped with a sliding spring to avoid excessive tension, the power reserve can provide 72 hours of autonomous operation. In addition, it is tilted 25 degrees to counteract the adverse effects of gravity. The position of the tourbillon results in a 10.90 mm thick movement, which explains why the height of the case is 15.20 mm. On an ordinary flat dial, this thing will stand out annoyingly, which is why the Tourbillon 24 Secondes Contemporain is divided into two layers. The result is a very attractive structure, resulting in a deep dial, top replica watch
In terms of dial legibility, the sturdy hands used by Greubel Forsey in almost all of its watches provide fast and accurate readings even in the dark, because the arrows and hour markers are coated with SuperLuminova. The reverse power storage and the simple red isosceles triangle for the small second hand are also easy to read. As a result, whether in white gold or red gold, the two elegant and simple watches will not be too loud even if they are worn every day. I found that the Tourbillon 24 Secondes Tourbillon and Tourbillon 24 Secondes Vision, which won Aiguille D'Or for GF last year, are the most exquisite watches among the manufacturers.luzury Devon watches
I must say that I have mixed feelings about the diamond-encrusted Koppelforth Tourbillon 24 seconds Contemporain. Of course, the quality is nothing to fault. The 272 diamonds covering the case, bezel, upper part of the dial, lugs and clasp are certified before and after invisible setting, with the highest clarity and color. Just like diamonds, Royal Blue itself has no problems. In fact, it is a gorgeous color that provides good legibility.
However, I found that diamond and royal blue do not work well when they go hand in hand. It's a bit like you are listening to classical music and your daughter is playing Abba in the next room. The legibility is still there, even if the hands struggle in the sea of diamonds, the watch is still attractive on the wrist, but I believe this is only because of the blue hue. Obviously, Greubel Forsey wants to make a louder statement about this, but for me, it is a mismatch: the bling may obscure the value of the watch, and this is what you are looking for first when buying a GF. This is why I think the combination of diamond and titanium will produce better and more balanced results.replica Richard mille 27-02