Greubel Forsey’s new watch, the Tourbillon 24 Secondes Architecture, might be called a feast for the eyes. It certainly finds beauty in the technical.
The skeletonized dial used to express the timepiece reveals complexity across multiple plateaus, with the mechanical elements of the watch taking on sculptural significance and the movement denoting cosmological significance. There’s a reason why enlightenment philosophy viewed the universe as a watch works, and this 354-component design gives meaning to the ideal.
The watch’s case is narrower from above; it broadens below, giving a sense of solidity that is both visual, and felt by the wearer. Materials at work in the timepiece include titanium and sapphire crystal. The watch is water resistant to 50 meters, and comes with a heavyweight power reserve: 90 hours. The band is black rubber, with a titanium clasp.
Only 65 examples will be produced. $500,000.