Lot 33
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Greubel Forsey

100,000 - 150,000 USD
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  • Greubel Forsey
  • platinum, alligator
  • diameter 44.5 mm
• cal. GF01C manual winding titanium lever movement, 40 jewels, mono metallic compensation balance rotating within a 24-second inclined 'floating' tourbillon supported by synthetic sapphire tourbillon bridge, twin coaxial barrel for 72-hour power reserve • semi skeletonized dial with multi-level synthetic sapphire hour-ring, applied luminescent baton indexes, pierced luminescent hands, 25° inclined tourbillon with 24 seconds rotation, subsidiary constant seconds, fan form aperture for 72 hour power reserve indication • platinum case, two finely engraved hand-finished plates to the band, down-turned lugs, 18k white gold crown, sapphire crystal display back secured by six screws • case, dial, and movement signed • with a platinum Greubel Forsey double folding buckle


CASE Please note that the case measures approximately 44.5 mm in diameter, 15.2 mm in thickness. Case in overall very good condition with light surface wear and some minute surface scratches. The bottom right lug band with some light surface scratches. Bezel with some light surface scuffs at 12. DIAL Dial in excellent condition. MOVEMENT Power reserve, and tourbillon functions working properly. The movement is running at time of cataloging, 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. ***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 international shipping.***
"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

Accompanied by a Greubel Forsey Extract from the Ledger, and a Certificate of Service. Together with a travel wallet, and a presentation box with outer packaging.

Greubel Forsey's Tourbillon 24 Secondes Contemporain offers a visually striking three dimensional view within a traditional circular backdrop, showcasing the firm's undeniably beautiful Tourbillon 24 Secondes mechanism. A transparent, synthetic sapphire tourbillon bridge is highly creative and a defining element which impresses the viewer with the vision of the regulator floating in mid-air. 
The movement is made of 366 total parts, with 88 parts for the tourbillon cage alone. The total mass of the mechanism is only 0.38 grams, making this impressively sized timepiece surprisingly weightless.