Watch Spotting: Aldis Hodge Rocking A Greubel Forsey Double Tourbillon 30° Technique Sapphire (The Second Biggest Surprise From The Oscars)

Watch Spotting: Aldis Hodge Rocking A Greubel Forsey Double Tourbillon 30° Technique Sapphire (The Second Biggest Surprise From The Oscars)

There have been exceptionally complicated, talking-piece watches in abundance on refined men’s wrists at the Oscars throughout the long term, obviously, yet the Double Tourbillon 30° Technique Sapphire is a particularly intriguing one not just on the grounds that this is the first occasion when I can review seeing a Greubel Forsey watch make any sort of honorary pathway appearance, yet additionally in light of the fact that this is a particularly actually fascinating watch. 

The Greubel Forsey Double Tourbillon 30° Technique Sapphire

The entire thought behind the slanted twofold tourbillon requires a specific level of specialized complexity to appreciate and comprehend, and all in all watch fans a) don’t anticipate seeing something this inside-baseball on any honorary pathway, not to mention that of the Academy Awards, and b) surely don’t expect the big name wearing it to have any genuine notion of what the watch addresses, verifiably and technically.

Aldis Hodge, in any case, is nearly as quite a bit of an abnormality among his friends as the watch was that night – at any rate, similarly as horological refinement goes. He’s visited us here at HODINKEE HQ previously and it wasn’t exceptionally far into our first discussion that I understood the person truly knows a great deal. In addition to the fact that he is an incredibly genuine understudy of wristwatch plan and style, he’s likewise contemplated watchmaking, and has part and-refrain knowledge of works like George Daniels’s Watchmaking and Saunier’s exemplary mid-nineteenth century text, A Treatise on Modern Horology in Theory and Practice. I realized he’d have a valid justification for picking the Greubel Forsey for that exceptional evening, so I dropped him an email and got an appropriately clever response.

A shot of the watch on Hodge’s wrist from the man himself.

“I decided to wear the G-F DTT 30 degree sapphire to the Oscars since wearing that part coordinated the type of the occasion I was joining in,” Hodge said. “It’s a once in a blue moon insight to go to a stunning occasion like the Oscars so I decided to wear a similarly stunning watch. It epitomized the Oscars through selectiveness, extraordinariness (just eight on the planet), distinction, class, and so on … “

“The wearability was extraordinary, the development was eminently completed (however I could expect nothing less from Greubel Forsey), and the experience was very fun perceiving how individuals reacted to the piece,” he proceeded. “Everybody (counting self-announced watch specialists) was ‘wowed.’ They’d seen nothing like it. For a few, it was their first prologue to what genuine haute horology is. It’s genuine mechanical workmanship it’s best and most noteworthy level.”

Aldis Hodge shaking the Greubel Forsey on the red carpet.

As cool all things considered to see Greubel Forsey showing up at the Oscars, it’s considerably cooler to think it was worn by a person who truly gets it, regarding the watch’s specialized raison d’etre. On the off chance that you’d prefer to discover somewhat more about the Greubel Forsey Double Tourbillon 30° Technique Sapphire, look at our inclusion from recently, here .

Photos: Courtesy Aldis Hodge; Top Photo: JC Olivera/Sipa USA