A year before I had the option to auction a few pieces from my assortment to manage the cost of a Greubel Forsey watch of my own, I waxed philosophical concerning why I am so excited by Robert Greubel and Stephen Forsey’s manifestations and simultaneously communicated an uncommon fondness for their Invention Pieces : watches that somewhat de-underline the presentation of time to offer supremacy to flaunting one of the principal specialized advancements joined in the brand’s watches.
When the opportunity arrived, I was enchanted to claim an Invention Piece 1 with its slanted twofold tourbillon. Also, presently, an old buddy of mine bounced in too with his acquisition of the fourfold tourbillon Invention Piece 2 in platinum.
Ever since, I’ve been passing on to get these two ravishing beasts next to each other in the light tent, and the time has at long last come!
Zooming in on the Greubel Forsey Invention Piece 2
Since I’ve highlighted my Invention Piece 1 here previously, how about we first direct our concentration toward a decent, hard glance at the Invention Piece 2.
There is, obviously, a showcase of the hours and minutes noticeable at the lower right of the dial side, however the conspicuous accentuation of this piece is on the pair of twofold tourbillons at lower left and upper right connected by the noticeable differential instrument at center.
One of the coolest things about this watch is that the two twofold tourbillon confines are restricted vertically; the left-hand confine (and tourbillon instrument) seen above is arranged with the highest point of the tourbillon get together toward the rear of the watch, while the right-hand confine seen underneath puts the upper finish of the system toward the dial.
The right-hand confine is finished off with a sapphire precious stone piece that tracks the section of the four-minute time of the external tourbillon, demonstrated by one of my number one pieces in any watch made: the little sapphire gem needle with its own delightfully wrapped up mounting that you see on the correct side of the picture above.
It’s additionally critical that the opposite direction of the two twofold confines required some genuine inventiveness in planning the linkages of their external toothed rings to the focal differential. In the event that you look at the photograph beneath, notwithstanding acquiring an appreciation for the profound dimensionality of this development you ought to have the option to see the left-hand confine drawing in with the base wheel of the differential assembly.
And while we’re busy, if it’s not too much trouble, take the time as you look at all of the photographs of this watch to respect the superb dark cleaning of a considerable lot of the components as proven not just by the darkness of a portion of the surfaces yet the immaculate angles of light between the dim and light parts of the components – and the “GF-level” completing generally, from the smooth inclines to the sensational icing of the primary dial areas.
Things get much more fascinating with this specific watch when we investigate the back. Most importantly, the perspective on the counter-situated twofold tourbillons is as I would see it in any event as great from the back as from the front, and we are blessed to receive two more exquisite instances of dark cleaned connects also. There’s likewise the “proprietors’ just” inscription portraying the way of thinking of the watch (obscured in these photographs as normal in line with Stephen Forsey) and the splendid pink gold emblem at the center.
All in all, from my point of view maybe the most compelling opposite side of any of Greubel Forsey’s pieces with the possible special case of the GMT Earth .
Take one more glance at the picture above and you’ll presumably get quite possibly the most extraordinary things about this watch: in line with the proprietor and with the thoughtful understanding and naturally splendid workmanship of Greubel Forsey, this watch is an “Exécution Spéciale” in which the first platinum case has been supplanted with an incredibly made, super lightweight titanium version.
The cleaning on the titanium isn’t to be accepted: in the photograph beneath investigate the appearance in the glossy bit of the case back bezel of the “Innovation Piece 2” etching. Furthermore, for great measure, I’ve left a tad of the scratched individual message noticeable to give you a feeling of the nature of that work.
As a side note, I’m actually cherishing the chance to utilize the Hasselblad X1D to catch scenes like these; specifically, the goal is awesome, and the shading delivering (at any rate preceding transferring compression) shows the unpretentious yet clear qualifications between the shades of the titanium case, steel extension, and white gold message plate in the picture above.
Head to head: Greubel Forsey Invention Pieces 1 and 2
But, hello – we should not fail to remember the Invention Piece 1 altogether of this!
The Invention Piece 1 is worked to include a solitary illustration of the twofold tourbillon confines that you’ve been finding in the Invention Piece 2 up until this point. What’s more, there’s no error about the proposed point of convergence, particularly when the light is perfect to make the equilibrium haggle confines streak against their dim background.
Of course, there’s likewise “that connect”: the long, amazing dark cleaned connect that extends across the watch and finds the twin tourbillon gathering from above without clouding it from our view.
Seen next to each other, from my point of view the Invention Piece 1 is maybe a touch more exquisite than the Invention Piece 2, which particularly in white metal has an amazingly intentional, practically modern, look.
Part of the interest of the Invention Piece 2, in any event for me, are the lumps for the situation that take into account the two twofold tourbillon gatherings to be set far separated while as yet keeping a 43.5 mm width for the principle body of the watch.
I realize that these aren’t as everybody would prefer, yet I very like them and I do value the trouble both of manufacturing a case with these complex shapes and the extraordinary expertise needed to make a domed sapphire precious stone that easily covers the void beneath. Furthermore, I additionally appreciate the side view that the sapphire precious stone window in the left-hand swell bears of the functions of one of the twin tourbillons.
Seen from the back, the Invention Piece 1 uncovers to some degree not as much as its partner, however I could in any case go through hours getting a charge out of that large bow formed curve of metal with its splendidly cleaned edges and forcefully scratched words.
I thought to snatch a fast shot of the two looks as seen from the side: on the off chance that anything the Invention Piece 2 has a marginally more complex profile with a slight spiral lump for the situation band as compared with its more section sided partner and more natural front and back bezel forms. These are little differentiations, however, and which (assuming possibly) you lean toward is a lot of a matter of individual taste.
Finally, how about we go down to the closures of the lashes and look at the clasps. While my red gold deployant is wonderful and traditionally made, there’s very a ton to be said for the precise looks and fresh activity of the specialized clasp joined to my pal’s Invention Piece 2. Also, the way that it is a novel piece made only for him in titanium to coordinate the instance of his watch raises the stakes another level or two as well!
On the wrist: Greubel Forsey Invention Pieces 1 and 2
Okay, so I love the way they look in the light tent. Be that as it may, what might be said about on the wrist?
I like wearing weighty watches, and my Invention Piece 1 doesn’t disillusion; yet notwithstanding its weight and the thickness of the case, it sits pleasantly adjusted on the wrist and the considerable deployant on the opposite side of the wrist manages its work in assisting with keeping things stable.
In the horological word reference, there ought to be an image of the Invention Piece 2 on the wrist close to the passage for “wrist presence.” This thing simply requests consideration, and in its extraordinary titanium pretense the Invention Piece 2 is extraordinarily wearable, practically forgettable until you see it looking free from your cuff.
And as long as I got the opportunity, I went as far as possible and (extremely, cautiously) lashed both of these awful young men onto a similar arm for a fast next to each other comparison.
If I have an analysis of the Invention Piece 2, it must be the overall indecipherability of the time sign, and insofar as I’m grinding away I’ll specify that its sign of minutes turns “some unacceptable” route for my preferences, with the numeral ring turning clockwise (and by suggestion, the fixed blue moment pointer “voyaging” counterclockwise an outcome as seen by the brain).
If I really need to peruse the time, I’ll take the Invention Piece 1 any time.
So, which one?
From a pragmatic viewpoint I don’t have to stress a lot over this inquiry as my Invention Piece 1 is as of now paid for, and my mate isn’t distantly keen on selling his exceptional Invention Piece 2.
But as should be obvious, I’m totally infatuated with his watch! On the off chance that a major sack of Krugerrands tumbled from the sky into my terrace for the time being, I’d be searching for an Invention Piece 2 of my own to add to my assortment (and, maybe of course, an Invention Piece 3 also to complete the trifecta).
For now, however, I’ll simply continue to send up a little prayer of thanks for my Invention Piece 1 and I’ll search for your inclinations in the comments below.
For more data, if it’s not too much trouble, visit www.greubelforsey.com/en/assortment/innovation piece.
Quick Facts Greubel Forsey Invention Piece 1
Case: 43.5 x 16.6 mm, red gold, white gold, and platinum
Development: manual winding Caliber GF02N with inner one-minute tourbillon slanted at 30 degrees and external four-minute tourbillon; 72-hour power save from two origin barrels; 3 Hz/21,600 vph recurrence
Capacities: hours, minutes, seconds; power save show
Constraint: 11 pieces each in red gold, white gold, and platinum
Cost: $595,000 unique retail cost; latest accessible sale cost $225,000 (2016)
Quick Facts Greubel Forsey Invention Piece 2
Case: 43.5 x 16.28 mm, red gold and platinum
Development: manual winding Caliber GF03N with a couple of twin tourbillon escapements each comprising of an inward one-minute tourbillon slanted at 30 degrees and external four-minute tourbillon; 56-hour power hold from two origin barrels; 3 Hz/21,600 vph recurrence
Capacities: hours, minutes, seconds; power save show
Impediment: 11 pieces each in pink gold, white gold and platinum (one changed over to titanium)
Cost: $750,000 unique retail value; no accessible ongoing sale results
* This article was first distributed on October 13, 2018 at Mothers Of Invention: Behind The Lens With Invention Pieces 1 And 2 By Greubel Forsey .
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