The Personal touch ensures exclusivity chanel j12
26 January, 2015 at 6:43 am in Buy & Sell
The inner tourbillon is inclined at a 30-degree angle and offers one rotation per minute, while the outer tourbillon features hand-bevelled and open-worked cage pillars, and offers one rotation in four minutes. The four tourbillons are linked through a spherical differential in the middle of the timepiece.
"To bring the model together, we had a new construction in the movement fulfil the requirements of the architecture," Forsey says."This big challenge has given us a tri-symmetrical case with the double tourbillon system at 10 o'clock and the second at 8 o'clock."Besides the visible mechanisms, the Invention replica chanel j12 gold hour-indicators with a red triangle and 22k gold Greubel Forsey initials in the centre.
The minute indicator is a rotating disc with a fixed blue triangle. The small-second indicator and the 56-hour power reserve are in flame-blued polished steel, at 10 o'clock and 11 o'clock, respectively. As much as the unusual asymmetrical designs of the cases, the visibility of the mechanisms have become a trademark for Greubel Forsey timepieces."It's a means of expression for Robert and myself.
"There's a technical side to our http://www.dmincwv.com/, but more on an artistic front, we want to be able to showcase the very best hand finishing and to also establish an aesthetic creative harmony with the timepiece," he says. The Invention Piece 2 also comes with an individual number and a message from the inventors, in French, engraved on the back.The Double Tourbillon 30 Technique gets a platinum upgrade this year with a limited edition of 11 pieces.
Greubel Forsey's Double Tourbillon 30 has been a tremendous hit since it was first introduced, and the original Double Tourbillon 30 Technique that came in 5N red and white gold won the Grand Prix d'Horlogerie de Geneve for best complicated watch in 2009, while the Double Tourbillon 30 Edition Historique was awarded the Aiguille d'Or, the Grand Prix's highest honour, last year. Driven by the mechanical hand-wound Calibre GF02S, the platinum version maintains the original design with hour and minute display, an outer tourbillon four-minute rotation indicator and an inner tourbillon 60-second rotation indicator, and a power reserve indicator for 120 hours.
With such an exclusive number of pieces produced, Forsey says there are some possibilities to personalise the timepieces, although "the collectors will need to have patience" since they will take much longer to produce.
However, the watchmakers treasure the bond they keep with their collectors."When a collector [buys] a timepiece, it's the beginning of an adventure for us. It's not the end just because we've sold the piece."