Greubel Forsey Unveils $1.4 Million Grand Sonnerie at SIHH 2017

 |  January 17th, 2017

            Another over-the-top $! Million + watch has been released at SIHH 2017: Greubel Forsey’s approximately  $1.4 million Grand Sonnerie. The incredible chiming timepiece – the brand’s first Grande Sonnerie — was 11 years in the research and development stages and has two patents pending. What’s Inside the Case The elaborate movement consists of  855 individual components, while the watch, in total, is comprised of 935 parts. The elaborate movement is equipped with a specially developed…

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Interview: It’s Clear. Stephen Forsey Talks about Full Transparency and the Greubel Forsey Double Tourbillon 30-Degrees Technique Sapphire

 |  June 23rd, 2016

By Michael Thompson Last week, we brought you the news of the new Greubel Forsey Double Tourbillon 30-Degree Technique Sapphire here.  Now we bring you an exclusive interview with Stephen Forsey about exactly how that watch — in its totally transparent format — came to fruition. From the very start, Greubel Forsey designed its Double Tourbillon 30-Degree Technique to amaze the wearer with an almost unimpeded view of its awe-inspiring double tourbillon in action. Its open architecture invited the viewer…

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Introducing the Greubel-Forsey 7th Invention and the QP Equation of Time ( SIHH 2015)

 |  January 21st, 2015

By Gordon Henderson Greubel Forsey is a brand we have covered a number of times here at A Timely Perspective and one of the things that continues to bring us back to the brand is not only its pursuit of horological innovation, but also the detail-obsessed manner in which they go about enhancing their pieces. Their latest invention is the  Computeur Mecanique and its application in the just-released QP Equation is going to be on the lips of many a horological nerd…

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A Retrospective of SIHH as it Celebrates 25 Years in 2015

 |  January 14th, 2015

Later this month, the Salon International d’la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) opens its doors to thousands of invited guests from around the world as  16 luxury brand exhibitors unveil their newest timepieces –watches destined to set the trend for the coming year in haute horology. This year marks the 25th edition of the exhibition, which first started in 1991. Interestingly enough, I was there. In fact, except for the year my daughter was born, I have been to every single SIHH and have watched…

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Willard Wigan Creates the World’s Tiniest Sculptures Inside the Eye of a Needle, and inside Greubel Forsey Watches

 |  September 26th, 2014

I don’t know about you but I have a terrible time every time I have to thread a needle to do a little mending. Those darn eyes of the needle are so small. That may well be why the artwork of Willard Wigan is so incredibly impressive. He creates full sculptures inside the eye of a needle and on the head of a pin. And, for a short time, New Yorkers can view 15 of his microscopic works of art,…

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