Lot 335
  • 335

Greubel Forsey

200,000 - 300,000 USD
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  • Greubel Forsey
  • white gold, cow leather
  • diameter 43.5 mm
• cal. GF04S2 manual winding frosted with polished beveling ruthenium finished movement, 53 jewels in gold chatons, two balance wheels and escapements inclined 35° • frosted silver dial with apertures at 5 and 9 to reveal the escapements, constant seconds at 7, power reserve indication at 2 • 18k white gold case, band with engraved Message from the Inventor Watchmakers text in relief, sapphire crystal display back secured by four screws • case, dial, and movement signed • with an 18k white gold Greubel Forsey twin folding clasp


The movement is running at time of cataloguing, however it was not tested for the accuracy of time or duration of the power reserve and may need service at the buyer's discretion. Please note that Sotheby's does not guarantee the future working of the movement. Case in good condition with light wear and scuffing from occasional use. Lacking one screw to the case back. Please be advised that the bands on this watch are made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator and crocodile) and thus not sold with the watch, they are for display purposes only. We will remove these bands prior to shipping. Sotheby's is honored to work in cooperation with Greubel Forsey, providing the new owner with a complete and complimentary service of the watch from an official Greubel Forsey retailer. This includes the update of the owners book and renewal of the two year owners warranty. In addition the leather strap may be replaced and fitted for their usage. Any additional terms and conditions of this unique offer is available upon request.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. All dimensions in catalogue descriptions are approximate. Condition reports may not specify mechanical replacements or imperfections to the movement, case, dial, pendulum, separate base(s) or dome. Watches in water-resistant cases have been opened to examine movements but no warranties are made that the watches are currently water-resistant. Please note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and leather bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. In particular, please note it is the purchaser's responsibility to comply with any applicable import and export matters, particularly in relation to lots incorporating materials from endangered species.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

**Please be advised that bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator and crocodile) are not sold with the watches and are for display purposes only. We reserve the right to remove these bands prior to shipping."

Catalogue Note

Greubel Forsey unveiled the Double Balancier in 2013. This was the first model from the firm that did not employ a trademark tourbillon; instead, the watch utilized two separate balance wheels and escapements to provide accurate timekeeping. The average of the two balances is then translated to the constant seconds, visible at 7. The present lot is number one of six and provides an incredible opportunity to acquire one of the most limited Greubel Forsey watches to have ever been produced.

Accompanied by a Greubel Forsey certificate of authenticity and international warranty booklet, a loupe, a polishing cloth, a leather bi-fold, a leather carrying case, a pair of handling gloves, and a presentation box with outer packaging.