On 29th October 2015, the Jury of the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève awarded the Grand Prix of the “Aiguille d’Or” to the Vision of Greubel Forsey. This is the second time that this most prestigious prize has been awarded to Greubel Forsey creation. The first being the Double Tourbillon 30° Édition Historique in 2010.
This year, the award winning Tourbillon 24 Secondes Vision is now presented in red gold instead of white gold. And the dial has adopted an anthracite hue – a striking contrast. The case keeps its slender proportions, while in order to house and display the Tourbillon 24 Secondes, a sapphire dome has been carved out on the timepiece’s display back, which forms a subtle vertical asymmetry.
The watch features enamelled indications on the solid gold dial, the hand-finished hands. The lower tourbillon bridge is an example of the haute horogerie virtuoso performance with “barrelled and polished” surface, a finishing which requires extremely rare expertise. Each bridge is discreetly signed by the Movement Finisher who completed it.
By simply turning the timepiece over, the extent of its subtle originality is revealed – it presents two distinct faces. On the front, the lines exude an almost neoclassical purity. Meanwhile the movement side plunges us into a world of extreme-precision mechanics.
We had our hands-on session with this watch in SIHH, and will be bringing you our detailed analysis, comparison and live photographs soon. Watch this space for the review. Pricing is approximately €322,000. Meantime, head over to the official Greubel Forsey site for more info.