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Greubel Forsey unveils 24-second tourbillon architecture
The Greubel Forsey brand's style is often contemporary in design but traditional in decoration and construction, best reflected in replica best watches with skeletonized movements on their dials. Now, the brand has reimagined its usual classic movement aesthetic and combined it with a sleek and sharp case to create the Tourbillon 24 Secondes Architecture.
While the Architecture is fundamentally an iteration of the brand's fastest-spinning tilting tourbillon, it's powered by an entirely new movement with swooping bridges and satisfyingly sharp lines. Housed in a sleek titanium case with an integrated strap, the new movement is no doubt inspired by its best-selling sports watch.
When I first saw pictures of the watch, my gut reaction was that it lived up to its name – impressive and architectural. I love the intricate forms within the movement, which create great depth while being slightly organic thanks to the curved polished bridges. The streamlined case is finely crafted, especially on the sides and edges.
In fact, the architecture is a significant step up from its predecessors in terms of architecture, no pun intended, as how it creates a more contemporary aesthetic for the movement while retaining iconic Greubel Forsey elements such as those used in Canon small A giant bridge of gears holds hands or jewelry in rhinestones.watches replica high quality
An element of its successful architecture is the clever and generous use of geometry in the construction of the case and movement, now relying more on forms and planes than ever before.
For example, not only is the case curved on the underside for a better fit, but the case sides also slope inward and upward, making the bezel narrower than the case back. This helps reduce the size of the case, a useful feature for a brand known for its oversized watches.
While the Architecture may be the most modern Greubel Forsey to date, it still showcases the brand's understanding of high-end vintage watchmaking – but with a contemporary twist. The movement is full of details, such as the mirror-polished bridges, but they are made of titanium rather than traditional steel.replica luxury watches
Architecture manages to seamlessly blend historical and modern watchmaking, setting itself apart from its peers, who are often either downright classical, like Voutilainen or Ferdinand Berthoud, or ultra-modern, like Richard Mille.
Perhaps because of its unique proposition, it's a lot of money, but it's on par with Greubel Forsey's past counterparts. But Architecture is unique in design and execution compared to the brand's earlier offerings, making it an even more attractive proposition.
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Architecture is an impressive object – its scale is practically almost a pocket watch – but its execution is thoroughly 21st century in format and style.
One of its most modern elements is the case, which is basically a tall sapphire ring sandwiched between the bezel and the case back, both of which are titanium. The sapphire ring means the wearer has a near-panoramic view of the movement, which is certainly fitting for a movement of this depth and detail.replica watches uk
Notably, the sapphire ring has a drum shape with sides that slope slightly inward towards the bezel. This makes the bezel approximately 2 mm smaller than the case back, adding to the visual and technical complexity of the case.
But the highlight, of course, is the movement. Forming the landscape of the dial, the movement does not use any bridges or plates on the front. Instead, all moving parts are secured by multiple bridges, giving the movement a highly technical and complex look. It's not just the number of bridges that create the look, but the sheer size of some of them.
Equally impressive is the fact that all of the bridges are actually highly polished titanium, an alloy that is much harder to mirror-polish than steel. But Greubel Forsey replica swiss Watches went further: some bridges, such as the barrel bridges, were arched and rounded, a new twist for the brand.
The barrel and tourbillon are displayed on the front, and the back is basically the baseplate of the movement. The plate covers most of the back, but exposes part of the gear train. While the plate is large, the details on the back are far from basic.
The finishing is impeccably executed, as it is up front. The plate has a frosted top, beveled mirror finish, and each jewel is set in a gold casing. One of its most refined features is the lower bridge of the tourbillon, which is concentrically brushed – all edges hand-chamfered, of course.replica watches sale
Greubel Forsey Tourbillon 24 Seconds Architecture
Diameter: 47.05 mm (case) and 45 mm (bezel)
Material: Titanium and Sapphire
Crystal glass: Sapphire
Water resistance: 50 meters
Movement: 24-second tourbillon architecture
Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds, power reserve indicator and tourbillon
Frequency: 21,600 beats per hour (3 Hz)
Winding: manual winding
Power reserve: 90 hours
Strap: Rubber strap with titanium folding clasp