Friday, May 19, 2017

Greubel Forsey Tourbillon 24 Secondes Edition Historique

Following on from the Double Tourbillon 30° in 2010, Greubel Forsey is now celebrating the Tourbillon 24 Secondes Asymétrique by releasing a specifically dedicated Edition Historique. This closes the Tourbillon 24 Secondes Asymétrique collection, whose models have been produced at an average rate of 18 pieces per year since 2007.

There are three versions of the Tourbillon 24 Secondes to date: the Asymétrique, Contemporain and Vision models. Greubel Forsey has decided to pay homage to the first of these three versions, the “Tourbillon 24 Secondes Asymétrique”, by creating a Unique edition: the Tourbillon 24 Secondes Edition Historique.
For this timepiece, the architecture of the dial was entirely reinterpreted and redesigned with a 3D engraved text that reveals the Greubel Forsey philosophy. The sectoral seconds and power reserve displays have also been redesigned. These two display systems have never before been featured in a Tourbillon 24 Secondes timepiece.

The Asymétrique was the model that made it possible to incorporate the Tourbillon 24 Secondes – Greubel Forsey’s third Fundamental Invention, visible at 8 o’clock – into a timepiece for the first time. This then paved the way for the Contemporain and Vision versions. The latter model played an important role in the history of Greubel Forsey as it was awarded the Grand Prix de l’Aiguille d’Or in 2015. This is one of the reasons for this tribute.

Following on from the Double Tourbillon 30° Edition Historique unveiled in 2010, this is the second time that a Greubel Forsey timepiece has been honoured as an Edition Historique, marking an end to a collection.

The timepiece exists in two versions: with a 5N red gold case or a platinum case. Meanwhile the dial features a silver-toned (red gold version) or anthracite (platinum version) multi-level gold finish. This timepiece will be available in two Unique editions of 11 pieces.

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