Greubel Forsey Watches from Baselworld, Tourbillons Hidden and Revealed
Does it take some of the fun out of owning a tourbillon watch if no one can see the tourbillon? The Greubel Forsey Double Tourbillon 30 Degree Secret may say tourbillon on the front but it is nowhere in sight. Instead the double tourbillon is on the back, an innter tourbillon angled at 30° and an outer one that rotates every four minutes . The large subdial at the 6 o'clock position shows the four-minute rotation of the outer cage of the Double Tourbillon 30°. The dial also displays the power reserve. The watch uses the mechanical hand-wound movement, GF Calibre 02j. There are front and back sapphire crystals. The watch is done in white gold and just 11 are being made.
After the jump, a look at a very different Greubel Forsey watch where the tourbillon is on full display.
If the other Greubel Forsey hid the tourbillon, this one, the Tourbillon 24 Secondes Incliné puts it right on the front of the watch to tempt and hypnotize the viewer, the off-center placement of the tourbillon cage naturally draws the eye. The tourbillon performs a complete rotation in just 24 seconds. The ultra-light Tourbillon system is inclined at a 25° angle. The dial also displays the 72-hour power reserve. The watch uses the mechanical hand-wound movement, GF Calibre 01.