Hands-On: The Greubel Forsey Tourbillon 24 Secondes Vision In Platinum With A Chocolate Brown Dial
The truth is, gatherer’s are ruined for decision nowadays. By and by, with each passing SIHH, I get myself progressively uninvolved with all that isn’t a period in particular or a super complicated wristwatch. As far as I might be concerned, this is the place where the sorcery occurs. Toward one side of the range, what you get is the most perfect articulation of a company’s plan theory, while the other frequently gives an unreasonable joy in attempting to rack the human mind around a portion of the specialized difficulties the company decides to overcome.
The new platinum Greubel Forsey Tourbillon 24 Secondes Vision, with chocolate dial.
Very few watches will in general be both of these things. Yet, when they are, they’re a bonus uncommon. The Greubel Forsey Tourbillon 24 Secondes Vision is one of these watches. To call it additional uncommon is in any event, something of a misrepresentation of the truth. At the point when it was presented in 2014 , the watch at the same time turned into the most reasonable Greubel Forsey tourbillon but stayed quite possibly the most costly watches on the planet, and it brought up the issue, who invests such a great amount on an energy just (tourbillon) watch?
On paper, this was a watch most free companies would have delivered as their first watch – an acquainting with the brand, of sorts. A watch that follows the essential things of exemplary plan, yet does barely enough to establish the pace of another assortment. A completely round watch. A moderate watch as far as measuring. A watch that shows just the hours, minutes, and seconds. Furthermore, since it’s a Greubel Forsey, there’s a tourbillon, however a solitary tourbillon – on the off chance that you required three more, Greubel Forsey would likewise have you covered , by the way.
Ben wearing the red gold form of the Tourbillon 24 Secondes Vision.
The presentation of a worked on watch was certainly an unexpected move by Greubel Forsey, since each model up to that point appeared to take the company the other way. In any case, it was staggeringly generally welcomed by the pundits, who granted it the most noteworthy prize at the GPHG in 2015, and the underlying white gold variant brought forth a red gold model, which permitted a couple of additional to acquire participation into one of the world’s most select proprietors’ clubs.
Less astonishing was Greubel Forsey’s choice to present a similar reference in platinum a year later, for a more confined gathering of lovers. Be that as it may, for this situation, it end up being incredibly mainstream among a huge part of GF’s after – enough, truth be told, to urge Greubel Forsey to make a little arrangement of three extra dials, in dark, blue, and chocolate, following solicitations from gatherers for an option in contrast to the salmon dial of the principal platinum model.
What $345,000 looks like on the wrist.
Personally, I thought the chocolate dial was an amazing decision, and the underlying delivering of the earthy colored dial had me stressed a couple of days before the reasonable. Dark felt like a protected decision, and we’d seen dials like it before from Greubel Forsey. Same with blue. However, as you and I know, observes regularly look definitely changed in the metal, and this time was the same. Truth be told, I left the gathering with Greubel Forsey thinking the chocolate dial was the awesome of the three new alternatives. It’s rich, nuanced, and simply a smidgen different.
A 14mm tourbillon confine seen through a gap at 9 o’clock is the solitary thing holding this watch back from looking “customary.”
This is the nearest thing Greubel Forsey has to an every day wearer that is unquestionably rich yet doesn’t bring the undesirable consideration that ordinarily comes with super-top of the line watches. In combination with a white metal, an earthy colored dial naturally dresses down this reference, substantially more so than when a similar case is matched with a white dial (similarly as with the first model) or with a dark dial (similarly as with one more of the new platinum models), the two of which are standards of exemplary top of the line watchmaking. Chocolate is a considerably more contemporary decision, received as of late by Patek Philippe (for the Nautilus 5711R ) and A. Lange & Söhne (for the Saxonia Automatic ), also the Havana earthy colored dials we as of late got from F.P. Journe . Thus, to the first inquiry, who invests that much on an energy just tourbillon watch, I speculate the appropriate response is somebody who doesn’t need the world to know the individual in question is spending that much on one.
A perspective on the back, where an amazing sapphire vault competes for space between iced plates and a 72-hour power hold pointer.
This is the main platinum reference from Greubel Forsey that comes with numerous dial choices, which incorporate salmon, anthracite dark, blue, and chocolate earthy colored. Every one of them retail for $345,000 and every one is conveyed with a coordinating platinum tang buckle.
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