GMT

Brand  : Greubel Forsey
Collection  : GMT
Model  : GMT
Reference  :
Complement : White Gold - Alligator Strap
On sale : 2012

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  • Brand  : Greubel Forsey
    Collection  : GMT
    Model  : GMT
    Reference  :
    Complement : White Gold - Alligator Strap
    On sale : 2012
    List Price : On request
    Diameter : 43.50 mm
    Thickness : 16.14 mm
    Styles : High Horology
    Atypical
    Types : Hand-winding
    Calibre : GF05
    Complication : Second Time Zone (GMT)
    Universal Hour
    Small Seconds
    Tourbillon
    Day/Night Indicator
    Power Reserve Indicator
    Case material : White gold
    Case peculiarity : Engraved caseback
    Sapphire caseback
    White gold crown with engraved and black lacquered GF logo
    Lateral window with shaped synthetic sapphire crystal
    GMT pusher
    Shape : Round
    Water-resistance : 30 meters
    Dial : Grained
    Gold
    Dial color : Silver
    Charcoal
    Display : Superluminova luminescent hands
    Rotating titanium globe with universal time display
    Summer time indicator on the back
    24 time zone worldtime display on the back
    Indexes : Arabic numerals
    Glass : Domed
    Sapphire
    Strap material : Alligator leather
    Strap color : Black
    Strap clasp : Folding buckle
    + More characteristics : Movement with patented tourbillon
    Diameter: 36.40mm
    Thickness: 9.80mm
    Complete movement: 433 parts
    Tourbillon cage: 87 parts
    Weight of the cage: 0.36 g
    50 jewels
    Olived-domed jewels in gold chatons
    Two coaxial series-coupled fast-rotating barrels
    Free sprung variable-inertia balance with gold meantime screws
    Frequency:
    21’600 vibrations/hour
    Balance spring with Phillips terminal curve
    Main plates and brdiges in nickel silver. frosted and spotted
    Tourbillon cage:
    Inclined at 25 angle
    24-second rotation
    Cage pillars in Avional
    Titanium cage bridges
    Gold counterweight

    Case
    White gold pusher with raised polished engraving “GMT“ on a hand-punched background
    Raised polished engraving “Greubel Forsey” on a hand-punched background
    Hand-engraved individual number

    Hand-sewn blue or black alligator strap
    White gold folding clasp. hand-engraved with the Greubel Forsey logo

DESCRIPTION

  • From the Tourbillon to World time: Greubel Forsey presents the GMT

    This timepiece marks a first for both Greubel Forsey and the history of GMT watches. After exploring, inventing, and developing new mechanisms in the world of the tourbillon over the last decade, Robert Greubel and Stephen Forsey have now combined it with a new complication, the GMT, which they have naturally interpreted in their own way.

    With this remarkable timepiece, Robert Greubel and Stephen Forsey have focused their energy on indicating a second ime zone, a complication traditionally denoted by GMT (Greenwich Mean Time), the historical reference meridian for navigators.

    A highly-practical complication and one greatly-valued by connoisseurs, a second time zone is of particular benefit for globetrotting businessmen, frequent leisure travellers and those with family and friends around the world.

    True to their philosophy and continuous quest for perfection and innovation, Greubel Forsey have gone way beyond the conventional means of displaying a second time zone. The GMT features a wonderful, three-dimensional temporal representation: A rotating terrestrial globe offering a truly original view of time all over the world. This technical yet poetic marvel provides us with a completely new way of perceiving the different time zones.

    Nestled in a prominent position at 8 o’clock, the ‘flying’ globe is ingeniously secured at just one end of its rotational axis – the South Pole – allowing for optimal views of the intricate surface that has been crafted on the strong, yet lightweight, titanium sphere.

    While the globe makes one complete rotation every 24 hours anticlockwise – the Earth’s natural rotational direction – the position of the continents can be neatly cross-referenced with the 24-hour, day-and-night indicator on the equatorial chapter ring.

    The night-time hemisphere – 18:00 to 6:00 – is indicated by a blackened half of the ring around the globe, while the daytime hemisphere – 6:00 to 18:00 – is indicated by a whitened portion. The latter is superbly enhanced by a lateral window cleverly integrated into the caseband, which lets in light to symbolise daytime on the globe, and reveals more of the southern hemisphere. 

    So if it is midday in England, the viewer can see at a glance that it is the beginning of the afternoon in Geneva or Rome, that the sun is only just rising on the East Coast of the United States and that the darkness of night has fallen over the Far East. Just one quick glance is enough to know the time anywhere in the world – a longer look and it will be for the sheer aesthetic pleasure of viewing the delightful details on the intricately crafted globe.

    The intuitively interpreted globe is complemented at 10 o’clock by the 12-hour second time zone dial giving a precise indication of the time in a designated second country or city and is easily adjusted using the quick-set, dual-function pusher on the caseband at 10 o’clock.

    Cascading clockwise around the dial-side are the main indications comprising a principal hour-minute dial at 1 o’clock, on top of which is a small seconds dial at 2 o’clock, while at 3 o’clock is a sectorial power reserve indicator.

    The specially developed movement of the GMT features the 25° inclined Tourbillon 24 Secondes cage, one of Greubel Forsey’s major patented inventions. In addition to its superb chronometric virtues and reliability, its compact size allows space for the other complications.

    Spatially, the combination of elements on the dial-side is perfectly balanced, with a striking sense of depth offered by the globe and by the Tourbillon 24 Secondes at 5 o’clock which together form a triple asymmetry giving rise to a controlled tension that plays subtly with the circularity of the case, while never totally rupturing it.

    Turning over the GMT reveals the beautifully crafted ‘worldtime’ disc bearing the names of 24 cities each representing one of the different global time zones. Aligning the relevant city with the local hour on the outer chapter ring – or inner ring for cities with summer time - sets the dial-side globe in the correct position.

    Completing the display-back is a gleaming sun, providing a visual reference for midday on the worldtime disc and radiantly lighting up the movement of this stunning timepiece.

    The GMT is reinforced by the hallmarks of Greubel Forsey’s renowned superlative fine finishing and attention to detail. The full range of traditional hand-finishing techniques have been employed including graining, bevelling, polishing, lapping, frosting and flat black polishing – a beautiful demonstration of savoir-faire in the pursuit of excellence.
  • From the Tourbillon to World time: Greubel Forsey presents the GMT

    This timepiece marks a first for both Greubel Forsey and the history of GMT watches. After exploring, inventing, and developing new mechanisms in the world of the tourbillon over the last decade, Robert Greubel and Stephen Forsey have now combined it with a new complication, the GMT, which they have naturally interpreted in their own way.

    With this remarkable timepiece, Robert Greubel and Stephen Forsey have focused their energy on indicating a second ime zone, a complication traditionally denoted by GMT (Greenwich Mean Time), the historical reference meridian for navigators.

    A highly-practical complication and one greatly-valued by connoisseurs, a second time zone is of particular benefit for globetrotting businessmen, frequent leisure travellers and those with family and friends around the world.

    True to their philosophy and continuous quest for perfection and innovation, Greubel Forsey have gone way beyond the conventional means of displaying a second time zone. The GMT features a wonderful, three-dimensional temporal representation: A rotating terrestrial globe offering a truly original view of time all over the world. This technical yet poetic marvel provides us with a completely new way of perceiving the different time zones.

    Nestled in a prominent position at 8 o’clock, the ‘flying’ globe is ingeniously secured at just one end of its rotational axis – the South Pole – allowing for optimal views of the intricate surface that has been crafted on the strong, yet lightweight, titanium sphere.

    While the globe makes one complete rotation every 24 hours anticlockwise – the Earth’s natural rotational direction – the position of the continents can be neatly cross-referenced with the 24-hour, day-and-night indicator on the equatorial chapter ring.

    The night-time hemisphere – 18:00 to 6:00 – is indicated by a blackened half of the ring around the globe, while the daytime hemisphere – 6:00 to 18:00 – is indicated by a whitened portion. The latter is superbly enhanced by a lateral window cleverly integrated into the caseband, which lets in light to symbolise daytime on the globe, and reveals more of the southern hemisphere. 

    So if it is midday in England, the viewer can see at a glance that it is the beginning of the afternoon in Geneva or Rome, that the sun is only just rising on the East Coast of the United States and that the darkness of night has fallen over the Far East. Just one quick glance is enough to know the time anywhere in the world – a longer look and it will be for the sheer aesthetic pleasure of viewing the delightful details on the intricately crafted globe.

    The intuitively interpreted globe is complemented at 10 o’clock by the 12-hour second time zone dial giving a precise indication of the time in a designated second country or city and is easily adjusted using the quick-set, dual-function pusher on the caseband at 10 o’clock.

    Cascading clockwise around the dial-side are the main indications comprising a principal hour-minute dial at 1 o’clock, on top of which is a small seconds dial at 2 o’clock, while at 3 o’clock is a sectorial power reserve indicator.

    The specially developed movement of the GMT features the 25° inclined Tourbillon 24 Secondes cage, one of Greubel Forsey’s major patented inventions. In addition to its superb chronometric virtues and reliability, its compact size allows space for the other complications.

    Spatially, the combination of elements on the dial-side is perfectly balanced, with a striking sense of depth offered by the globe and by the Tourbillon 24 Secondes at 5 o’clock which together form a triple asymmetry giving rise to a controlled tension that plays subtly with the circularity of the case, while never totally rupturing it.

    Turning over the GMT reveals the beautifully crafted ‘worldtime’ disc bearing the names of 24 cities each representing one of the different global time zones. Aligning the relevant city with the local hour on the outer chapter ring – or inner ring for cities with summer time - sets the dial-side globe in the correct position.

    Completing the display-back is a gleaming sun, providing a visual reference for midday on the worldtime disc and radiantly lighting up the movement of this stunning timepiece.

    The GMT is reinforced by the hallmarks of Greubel Forsey’s renowned superlative fine finishing and attention to detail. The full range of traditional hand-finishing techniques have been employed including graining, bevelling, polishing, lapping, frosting and flat black polishing – a beautiful demonstration of savoir-faire in the pursuit of excellence.
  • Brand  : Greubel Forsey
    Collection  : GMT
    Model  : GMT
    Reference  :
    Complement : White Gold - Alligator Strap
    On sale : 2012
    List Price : On request
    Diameter : 43.50 mm
    Thickness : 16.14 mm
    Styles : High Horology
    Atypical
    Types : Hand-winding
    Calibre : GF05
    Complication : Second Time Zone (GMT)
    Universal Hour
    Small Seconds
    Tourbillon
    Day/Night Indicator
    Power Reserve Indicator
    Case material : White gold
    Case peculiarity : Engraved caseback
    Sapphire caseback
    White gold crown with engraved and black lacquered GF logo
    Lateral window with shaped synthetic sapphire crystal
    GMT pusher
    Shape : Round
    Water-resistance : 30 meters
    Dial : Grained
    Gold
    Dial color : Silver
    Charcoal
    Display : Superluminova luminescent hands
    Rotating titanium globe with universal time display
    Summer time indicator on the back
    24 time zone worldtime display on the back
    Indexes : Arabic numerals
    Glass : Domed
    Sapphire
    Strap material : Alligator leather
    Strap color : Black
    Strap clasp : Folding buckle
    More characteristics : Movement with patented tourbillon
    Diameter: 36.40mm
    Thickness: 9.80mm
    Complete movement: 433 parts
    Tourbillon cage: 87 parts
    Weight of the cage: 0.36 g
    50 jewels
    Olived-domed jewels in gold chatons
    Two coaxial series-coupled fast-rotating barrels
    Free sprung variable-inertia balance with gold meantime screws
    Frequency:
    21’600 vibrations/hour
    Balance spring with Phillips terminal curve
    Main plates and brdiges in nickel silver. frosted and spotted
    Tourbillon cage:
    Inclined at 25 angle
    24-second rotation
    Cage pillars in Avional
    Titanium cage bridges
    Gold counterweight

    Case
    White gold pusher with raised polished engraving “GMT“ on a hand-punched background
    Raised polished engraving “Greubel Forsey” on a hand-punched background
    Hand-engraved individual number

    Hand-sewn blue or black alligator strap
    White gold folding clasp. hand-engraved with the Greubel Forsey logo