Video: Greubel Forsey Double $695,000 Balancier Sapphire Watch

Greubel Forsey Double Balancier Sapphire watch

Greubel Forsey Double Balancier Sapphire watch

This year at Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie, SIHH 2018, Greubel Forsey unveiled its Double Balancier Sapphire watch. Not the first sapphire-encased watch released by the brand, the new timepiece offers an incomparable view inside the watch, which houses Greubel Forsey’s sixth “fundamental invention.”  Now, the brand has created a video of the Double Balancier Sapphire Watch that lets customers experience the visual journey from front to back of this $695,000 watch.

Greubel Forsey Double Balancier Sapphire watch caseback.

Greubel Forsey Double Balancier Sapphire watch, case back.

Before you jump into the video below, let me give you a few specs on the  43 mm watch. The key piece of information lies in the timepiece’s name: it features double free-sprung balances inclined at a 30-degree angle. They balances are connected using a  spherical differential gear in order to provide consistent amplitude and precision. There is a constant rotation between the two balances that one may be able to see in the video. Again, this is not a new timepiece for the brand, it is just that now Greubel Forsey encases it in sapphire — machined from a single block of crystal using diamond cutting tools. The watch is exclusive to North America, retails for $695,000, and is created in a limited edition of 11 pieces.

You can view the video, which is highly revealing of the movement, below.

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