You are looking at what I believe is the very first Greubel Forsey timepiece released without a tourbillon. For a brand so focused on producing timepieces with multiple tourbillons, and tourbillons within tourbillons, it oddly shocked me to see a Greubel Forsey timepiece lacking what I felt was their iconic complication. Alas, there is still two of something. The new Double Balancier 35 degrees watch has two diagonally inclined balance wheels right on the dial.

To be honest I don’t really miss the tourbillons. This is still more than enough watch for mere mortals. And trust me, while this isn’t Greubel Forsey’s most expensive watch, it isn’t a bargain being priced dangerously close to $500,000. The 43.5mm wide case is lavishly polished and in 18k gray gold (like white, but more… gray). As is the custom with Greubel Forsey, in the coming years we expect to see other versions of the Double Balancier in other materials, perhaps with dial changes. It feels luscious on the wrist, like wearing some type of fancy chocolate. Rich with textures and something that you know is bad for you, but tastes so good nevertheless.

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