Thursday, May 18, 2017

Greubel Forsey Art Piece 2 – Edition 2

The Art of Invention: this expression testifies to a forward-looking philosophy that has long been a driving force for Robert Greubel and Stephen Forsey, both in the field of scientific research as applied to fine watchmaking, and in that of aesthetic innovation. This art of invention is particularly present when it comes to the stunning Art Piece series.
The Art Piece 2 – Edition 2 pushes back the boundaries of creativity even further. In this first Art Piece produced without an optical system (and therefore without a micro-sculpture or nano-engraving), the Double Tourbillon 30° appears to be a moving sculpture.

Here, the indication of time is secondary: a push-piece that controls a bistable mechanism needs to be activated in order to obtain an indication of the hours and minutes. The power reserve takes precedence over all other information with the aim of altering our relationship with temporality: it is not the current time that we contemplate, but the time remaining. This subtle metaphysical shift is naturally reminiscent of memento mori. This timepiece, signed by Robert Greubel and Stephen Forsey, will be realised in a limited edition of only a few pieces per year.

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