Greubel Forsey Double Tourbillon Technique Black

Greubel Forsey Double Tourbillon Technique Black

Greubel Forsey Double Tourbillon Technique Black   watch releases

If there is anything that this industry has done to me, it is to give me an incredibly skewed perception of wealth. I've lately realized that I have a very poor notion of "affordable" and "normal." When you notice that an entry level mechanical timepiece that you'd hesitantly give to your father hoping he wouldn't think it is too simple can cost $2,000, you probably know what I am talking about. In the scheme of buying products, $2,000 is expensive, and this version of the Greubel Forsey Double Tourbillon is so many more times that in price.

Greubel Forsey Double Tourbillon Technique Black   watch releases

Greubel Forsey produces many watches that are a close neighbor to $1 million, proving themselves to be harsh mistresses. As unattainable as she is in this shiny black dress, this black titanium piece of horologia did steal my heart when spending just a few romantic moments together at SIHH 2013. Is it but a mere horological flirt? Perhaps my tastebuds should have never been exposed to this type of rich flavor? Am I doomed forever to see anything but the very top tier of timepieces as lust-worthy? I don't know. I still have a sensible side that gets excited about a new cool Casio watch, but that doesn't change the fact that nothing inside of me is absolutely repulsed at the idea that in some universes, spending the wealth required to purchase something like a Greubel Forsey watch, is acceptable.

Greubel Forsey Double Tourbillon Technique Black   watch releases

Greubel Forsey Double Tourbillon Technique Black   watch releases

The Greubel Forsey Double Tourbillon Technique Black is the very first timepiece the brand has released with a titanium case, and here it is presented with a shiny black coating. At 47.5mm wide, the Double Tourbillon Technique Black case is surprisingly light. Perhaps that is because the last time around Greubel Forsey offered it in a gold case (hands-on here). So of course it is going to feel less weighty on the wrist in titanium. Each interpretation of the watch is a little bit different. At the least, the meticulous hand-decorated movement is perhaps finished differently, or polished in a slightly different way. Oodles of time on each facet of the watch is taken and the level of quality control is phenomenal when you take into consideration it is just a watch we are talking about.

While there are some close rivals, I think it is easy to say that Greubel Forsey produces some of the finest, if not the finest finished watch movements around. I've always loved the Double Tourbillon Technique because of its extremely three-dimensional dial. The in-house made caliber GF02S manually wound movement is designed in order to be very open and visually inviting. With the shiny, almost sand-blasted finishing of the black bridges in this piece, the contrast of the lighter elements of the movement further enhance the impressing depth of what you see when you look through the sapphire crystal.

Greubel Forsey Double Tourbillon Technique Black   watch releases

5 comments
SuperStrapper
SuperStrapper

You have to get it to get it. About 5 years ago, I bought a watch for $2300 - it was the most I had paid for a watch at that time. When asked, I would respond with the truth, and not a single person thought it was a good idea - I was basically an idiot for spending 'that much' on a watch (that I had haggled my way into a 30% discounrt on - I thought I had done pretty good...).

Anyway, this watch is amazingm, no doubt. But, GF has several others I would consider before this one. The 24 second tourbillion, and the quad tourbillon come to mind, with the zany cases that bulge in wierd places to fit the complications - those are very unique. I also like the royal blue, with that crazy colouring, although I would likely be more inclined to grab at the GF Opus watch, that is also very 'blue'. And beautiful.

To summarize, you're a pricey slut, GF, and I love you.

danielsyoga
danielsyoga

doesn't change the fact that nothing inside of me is absolutely repulsed at the idea that in some universes, spending the wealth required to purchase something like a Greubel Forsey watch, is acceptable.

That is what i would like to think, But my Shiatsu mentor ,art drawing instructor, and other friends would say....NOPE11

or , are YOU NUTS??

beautifull piece though

DangerussArt
DangerussArt

I simultaneously get it and don't get it - if you know what I mean. I know exactly what you refer to with the prices and becombing somewhat numb to the numbers. I often see watches that are priced in the $5-7,000 range and thing "Hey - pretty affordable"  No it's not! Not unattainable - but certainly not a good value -vs- cost -vs - function proposition.

Ulysses31
Ulysses31

Nice movement.  Ugly hands.

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