Prepare to fall in love with the new Greubel Forsey Invention Piece 2 replica watch. The young Swiss manufacture that was established only seven years ago, has once again presented a watch that makes even the most revered Swiss Maisons to blush from embarrassment.
The Calibre GF03n hand-wound movement that powers the GF Invention Piece 2, incorporates Greubel Forsey’s most fabulous invention — the twin tourbillon escapement.
When constructing its first Quadruple Tourbillon watch, Greubel Forsey watch replica has even taken a step further, making the twin tourbillon modules to work in pairs and providing the watch with even more flat torque.
In two words, the system features an inner tourbillon carriage inclined at a 30° angle and completing a full rotation in sixty seconds, and is placed inside a larger tourbillon carriage that makes one rotation in four minutes.
Working in a pair, the tourbillons significantly increase timekeeper’s precision when compared to a simple tourbillon model.
To provide the system with adequate power, GF has equipped the movement with rapid rotating triple barrels that are hidden between the hour and minute subdial at 5 o’clock.
As you can see on the photos, the time on the sub-dial is displayed with a red arrow (hours) and a rotating disk (minutes,) which is partially covered with a Greubel Forsey logo.
Both indicators feature very thin, flame-blued steel hands.
The whole display is covered with an asymmetrical convex sapphire crystal with an additional lateral window providing a better view at one of the twin tourbillon carriages.
The subsidiary second display is placed in a somewhat unusual place at 10 o’clock, to the left and slightly below the power reserve indicator, which is located between 11 and 12 o’clock.
Issued in a limited edition of 22 pieces (11 in platinum and 11 in 18-carat rose gold,) it is destined to become a high-valued collector’s item.
Photos: Greubel Forsey
Greubel Forsey Invention Piece 2 hand-wound watch specification
Movement: Manual, Calibre GF03n, 37.00 mm in diameter, 11.87 mm in height, 64 jewels, 594 components, Quadruple Tourbillon (a pair of twin-tourbillon escapements,) 21,600 vph, in-house, Swiss Made
Functions: Hours, minutes, small seconds, two twin tourbillons, power reserve
Power reserve: 56 hours
Case material: Rose gold or Platinum 950
Bezel material: Rose gold or Platinum 950
Case shape: Round
Bezel shape: Round
Case size: 43.50 mm
Lug width: N/A
Case height: 16.28 mm
Dial: Opaline silvered
Hands: Steel, heat-blued
Water resistance: 30 meters
Strap: Hand-sewn black alligator with platinum 950 or 18-carat rose gold folding clasp, hand-engraved with the Greubel Forsey logo
Case back: Sapphire
The case itself, while not particularly huge (it is only 43.50 mm in diameter and 16.28 millimeters in height) looks quite bulky, but that’s okay, since the mens Greubel Forsey copy watch was not designed as an everyday timekeeper.