Produced by a single watchmaker from start to finish the latest Greubel Forsey Balancier Contemporain P00180 catches the eye with a more compact 39.6mm 18ct white gold hand brushed and polished case. Robert Greubel and Stephen Forsey founded their company in 2004 to pursue their focus on invention coupled with a pure commitment to quality. With an initial strong focus around pushing the boundaries of the tourbillon the less complicated Balancier Contemporain collection was first seen in 2019. Showcasing classic Swiss style, coupled with unmistakeable Greubel Forsey design, the rhodium-coloured gold multi-level dial displays the hours, minutes and small seconds. Continuing a focus on three dimensional legibility the in-house balance wheel and spring have been breathtakingly exposed.
The classic feel of this model is accentuated by a hand stitched black alligator leather strap, and a hand-engraved white gold pin buckle. Featuring 255 parts the mechanical manually wound movement has a useful power reserve of 72 hours. The case back continues to marvel with the renowned high level of hand finishing, and has been interestingly engraved with Greubel Forsey key terms such as; Bienfacture, Architecture and Perfection. This smaller, but breathtakingly stylish timepiece has been produced in an incredibly small limited edition of only thirty-three pieces, and must be experienced on the wrist to fully appreciate its unrivalled charm.