Watchmaking isn’t an easy craft, especially when you’re dealing with accuracy, complications, and aesthetic innovation. Greubel Forsey, however, has done countless of extremely difficult timepieces that excellence became their status quo. No wonder enthusiasts can’t help but be magnetized by the brand’s creativity, craftsmanship, and overall aesthetics.
Every meticulous watch of the brand is made for about 400-500 man hours, especially as a lot of parts are made by hand. But such effort and painstaking process always pay off, especially as they lead to the creation of the world’s most high-end timepieces, including the Greubel Forsey Tourbillon 24 Secondes Vision In Platinum.
Release Date & Price
Release date: Platinum: 2017 (original gold version: 2015)
Greubel Forsey’s original “entry-level” watch with a tourbillon was launched back in 2015, before it launched the no-tourbillon piece, Signature 1. The massive success of the Tourbillon 24 Secondes Vision prompted the brand to create more pieces with variation in casing and dials, including the different looks of the Tourbillon 24 Secondes Vision in Platinum.
- Case: Platinum 950 with convex synthetic sapphire crystal
- Case dimensions: Diameter: 43.50 mm; thickness: 13.65 mm; height : 16.03 mm
- Movement dimensions: Diameter: 36.40 mm; thickness: 7.09 mm
- Number of parts: 293 parts (movement); 86 parts (tourbillon)
- Power Reserve: 72 hours
- Tourbillon: Inclined at a 25° angle, 24-seconds rotation
- Display: Hours, minutes, small seconds, and power-reserve on a gold sector (caseback side)
- Water resistance: Up to 30m/100ft
The Greubel Forsey Tourbillon 24 Secondes Vision in Platinum, just like any other piece from the brand, is a sight to behold. A tad bit simpler than its tourbillon brothers from the label, it allows opportunities for daily use of a Greubel Forsey—something we can’t say about the other flamboyant and bold designs of the brand. As a follow up to the first release of Tourbillon 24 Secondes Vision in gold, the Platinum version caters to the platinum enthusiasts one year later. Most of the design was retained, only this time around, more dials have been available: blue, black, salmon and chocolate.
The sleek form of the watch is noticeable too, hence, the less angled tourbillon at only 24 degrees. But despite the difference in thickness, the Tourbillon 24 Secondes Vision still carries impressive technical features.
Most critics have well-received the toned-down watch of Greubel Forsey, yet avid fans of other unique and bold designs of the brand couldn’t fully agree that the design of Tourbillon 24 Secondes Vision exactly embodies what Greubel Forsey is all about.
- TAG Heuer Aquaracer 300m Watch
- IWC Schaffhausen Portofino Automatic Day & Night 37 Watch
- Panerai Luminor Marina 1950 America’s Cup Watch
- Dior La Mini D de Dior ‘Rose des Vents’ Watch