Why I Bought It: Greubel Forsey Invention Piece 1 – Reprise

Seems it wasn’t that long ago that GaryG wrote his first “Objects of Desire” article about the watches of Robert Greubel and Stephen Forsey, finishing with the sentiment that given the prices of their watches that he was unlikely to be able to buy any of the ones he truly lusted after anytime soon. Gary’s observation at the time was “go big or go home.” As you will see, he ended up going big and is now the proud owner of a Greubel Forsey Invention Piece 1.

WatchTime New York 2019: Bite Into The Big Apple With These 4 Stunning Timepieces From Jaquet Droz, Greubel Forsey, RGM, and Chronoswiss

If you are into watches and in the New York area, you’ll want to check out WatchTime New York held in Manhattan’s stylish Gotham Hall on Saturday and Sunday, 25-26 October, 2019. Here Sabine Zwettler highlights a few of her favorite pieces on show there.

Piaget Upstream (photo courtesy Geo Cramer)

Serving Up Salmon: Watches With Sublime Salmon-Colored Dials And Why They Remain Rare – Reprise

Even seasoned watch connoisseurs look twice when presented with a men’s watch fitted with what’s known as a “salmon” dial. If it is a fairly common model, a salmon-colored dial usually elevates the watch to a higher plane. Martin Green explains why this is so.

Spot the difference: follow the red hands, on the left the minute display of the Greubel Forsey Art Piece Edition Historique is closed with only the hour indicator visible at 10 o'clock; on the right the minute display is open and pointing to 10. The time is 10 minutes past 10 o'clock

All 4 Greubel Forsey Art Pieces: Hidden Time With Breathtaking Micro Sculptures And Awe-Inspiring Micro Mechanics

Greubel Forsey’s Art Pieces are among the world’s most notable art-related timepieces and not just because they tackle the subject of art for art’s sake but also because the Art Pieces highlight the relationship horology has with art. Elizabeth Doerr doesn’t think that there is any denying that the modern art of watchmaking has a synergy with art as a whole. And that is abundantly visible.

The Greubel Forsey GMT Quadruple Tourbillon Explained: A Deep Dive With Stephen Forsey (Video)

Here we take a deep-dive view of the ultra-complicated Greubel Forsey GMT Quadruple Tourbillon with brand co-founder Stephen Forsey, and no corner of this timepiece is left unturned (or unfilmed)!

Greubel Forsey Balancier Contemporain: Elegantly Restrained And Moderately Priced (For A Greubel Forsey)

The Greubel Forsey Balancier Contemporain contains most of the key features familiar to the ultra-high-end brand, and all in a package that is friendlier to the wallet (even if only slightly) and a touch more under the radar when placed next to a watch like an Invention Piece or the GMT Earth. In fact, some of the Quill & Pad team have fallen madly in love with the Balancier Contemporain!

Greubel Forsey GMT Quadruple Tourbillon wristshot

Greubel Forsey GMT Quadruple Tourbillon: A Revolving Earth With Four Tourbillons In Orbit

Greubel Forsey introduces the Quadruple Tourbillon GMT, a watch combining the unbelievable titanium-globed multiple time zone complication from the GMT Earth and the brand’s second fundamental invention, the Quadruple Tourbillon. Combining these two stunning elements into one watch is incredibly challenging: necessitating the creation of a whole new caliber, the Quadruple Tourbillon GMT demonstrates (again) the mastery of this brand when it comes to the architectural art of precision timekeeping.

Inside the Art in Time watch boutique in Monaco

Art In Time: Monaco’s Latest Greatest Place To Buy Watches – And The Best Place In Town For Independents

Chopard co-president Karl-Friedrich Scheufele had an opportunity for a retail space in Monaco and had the choice of making another Chopard boutique – which he really didn’t need – or not keeping the space (which was too good to pass on). The third idea idea was to create a multi-brand environment, but Art in Time turned into much more than that: it is an unusual space for unusually creative high-end watchmaking.

No longer a prototype, the production version of Naissance d’Une Montre, Le Garde Temps on display at SIHH 2016

The Schmidt List: Signature Movement Screws – Reprise

The components of a mechanical watch movement are little more than a series of springs and wheels held together by plates and/or bridges. No matter the configuration, complication or finish, the ensemble is secured by the humble movement screw. So it’s a pleasant surprise that several watchmakers have boldly ventured beyond the thread and the slot to reimagine the movement screw.

Greubel Forsey Art Piece Edition Historique

Greubel Forsey Art Piece Edition Historique: A Brand Aesthetic Retrospective In One Wristwatch

The awesome Greubel Forsey Art Piece Edition Historique is a true coalescence of a decade and a half of horological exploration into something stunningly simple and complicated all at once. Joshua Munchow explains why.