Genesis Revisited

There is invention, and then there is reinvention. Robert Greubel and Stephen Forsey are not only watch making entrepreneurs, they are skilled innovators whose designs break new ground in timepiece technology.

There is invention, and then there is reinvention. Robert Greubel and Stephen Forsey are not only watch making entrepreneurs, they are skilled innovators whose designs break new ground in timepiece technology.

To honor their first invention, the pair took the esteemed Double Tourbillion 30° and upped the ante. The result? A watch of such stunning detail and precision, it required four years of meticulous research in creating the new mechanism.

With the Invention Piece 1, Greubel and Forsey have rearranged the volumes and surfaces of the timepiece according to a new technical and aesthetic structure. The latter places the Double Tourbillon 30° at the center of a semi-circular hour and minute display, thereby visually reinforcing the link between the mechanism responsible for measuring the time and its “symbolic” indication. Compared with the Double Tourbillon 30°, the movement driving the Invention Piece 1 has been profoundly modified to off-center the double cage by shifting it slightly to the left and distinctly higher. This position freed up space to place the object of the invention at the very center of the highly original hour and minute display. Two triangular indicators – a red one for the hours and a blue one for the minutes – enable the observer to follow the passing of time on the mechanism’s two concentric semi-circles.

While the case with its signature Greubel Forsey lugs is immediately recognizable, this Invention Piece 1 expresses its unique nature, reinforced by an unexpected detail: directly engraved on a plate appearing on the case-back, a unique message from the Inventor Watchmakers will forever accompany the owner of this exceptional timepiece. Available in red gold (pictured), white gold or platinum with a hand-sewn black or brown alligator.


Find yours at Westime Rodeo, 254 North Rodeo Drive,
 Beverly Hills. 310-271-0000, westime.net.

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