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A COLLECTION OF MODERN COMPLICATED WRISTWATCHES FROM AN AMERICAN COLLECTOR

Greubel Forsey
A PLATINUM 24 SECOND INCLINED TOURBILLON WRISTWATCH WITH 72 HOUR POWER RESERVE INDICATION NO 14 TOURBILLON 24 SECONDES CIRCA 2010
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916

A COLLECTION OF MODERN COMPLICATED WRISTWATCHES FROM AN AMERICAN COLLECTOR

Greubel Forsey
A PLATINUM 24 SECOND INCLINED TOURBILLON WRISTWATCH WITH 72 HOUR POWER RESERVE INDICATION NO 14 TOURBILLON 24 SECONDES CIRCA 2010
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Greubel Forsey
A PLATINUM 24 SECOND INCLINED TOURBILLON WRISTWATCH WITH 72 HOUR POWER RESERVE INDICATION NO 14 TOURBILLON 24 SECONDES CIRCA 2010
• cal. GF01 manual winding frosted nickel lever movement, 36 jewels, some set in gold chatons, mono-metallic compensation balance rotating within a 24-second inclined tourbillon • two toned anthracite dial, anthracite chapter ring with engraved inscription, applied Arabic and baton indexes, pierced hands, eccentric window revealing 24-second inclined tourbillon, fan form sector for 72-hour power reserve indication, subsidiary dial for constant seconds • 18k white gold circular case, lateral window with convex sapphire crystal to the band at 8, sapphire crystal display back secured by six screws • case, dial, and movement signed • with a platinum Greubel Forsey double folding clasp
diameter 44 mm
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Catalogue Note

Accompanied by Greubel Forsey Extract and Service Certificates. Together with two Owner's booklets, one leather bi fold, and a presentation box with key, and outer packaging. 

The Tourbillon 24 Secondes is Greubel Forsey's third invention incorporating a movement that is truly mesmerizing to view in action. The tourbillon is inclined at a 25° angle and performs a 24-second revolution, a remarkable feat when compared to more traditional one-minute tourbillons. The Tourbillon 24 Seconds Incline works to minimize the effects of gravity on the watch; the use of extremely low density alloys such as Avional and titanium, which are employed in aeronautics, enables the tourbillon carriage to overcome the stresses imposed by the high rotation velocity. The tourbillon cage alone comprises 87 parts, yet it weighs just 0.39 grams.

The superior hand finishing of Greubel Forsey’s movements is renowned and practiced with acute attention, as a quarter of the team at the firm’s atelier is purely devoted to this work. The architecturally inspired case, with its asymmetrical design, is perfectly balanced by the opposing niches that contain the tourbillon carriage and the power reserve sector. With an additional curved sapphire crystal set to the side of the case, it is possible to fully appreciate the tourbillon carriage in action, as it gives the impression of being almost magically detached from the gear train.

The present lot in platinum is distinguished by the visually stunning three-dimensionality of it's dial architecture. The off-set subsidiary dials, layered chapter rings, and inscribed panels are harmoniously arranged in anthracite, creating an aesthetic that is dynamic, powerful, and legible. 

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