Sep 09, 2022
In General Discussions
Robert Greubel and Stephen Forsey first made their name by reinterpreting how the tourbillon was presented on the dial (ie at an angle). In the years since 2004, they have continued to outdo themselves by adding more goodies to the watch (up to four tourbillons), followed by the "flying" globe of their equally extreme GMT replica watches for sale. GF watches always crammed the edges of horological sculptural architecture, but rarely caught the attention of mainstream enthusiasts because they often seemed too heavy to wear. That all changed when Antonio Calce took over from the founders in 2021 and refocused the brand on creating everyday wearable watches but retaining the architectural form that made them famous. It shows. Double Balancier Convex ticks every box for that briefing, and then some boxes. Its appeal is that it is a watch that fulfills its simple functions in the most complex and ingenious way. However, its complexity is in pursuit of timing without hindering its usability. The oval-shaped titanium case is surprisingly water-resistant to 100 meters, saving weight that would certainly be unwieldy on the wrist if it were sculpted from precious metal. Endless curves feel natural to your skin, and titanium is hypoallergenic and non-rusting for all intents and uses. Whether you choose a rubber strap or a titanium bracelet, you can use it to dive, work out, and relax at the bar - the sloping balance and constant differential never miss a beat. You might also experience the added benefit of Incognito Mode, since other people are less likely to know what's on your wrist -- or have the same watch on theirs, for that matter. The 72 hours of power reserve is enough to get you through the weekend, in case you get rid of this beauty from everyday wear.Greubel Forsey Double Balancier Convexe SHH Edition There has been a lot of debate about the secondary market value of the stainless steel sports watch that every mother's son (and daughter) seems to want. Is a finished green dial or Tiffany blue dial really worth hundreds of thousands or even millions of dollars? Does 15202 or 16202 really look completely different from 5402? Some say these companies are charging too little for their icons, and the retail price doesn't reflect what the market is willing to pay. This is life imitating art, imitating life, and so on. Will we see an end to the boom in demand for the same watches, and every other company offering alternatives to try and capture market share? If you have that kind of cash to give up, it's time to look elsewhere. For watches and watchmakers who are trying new things. Not just a retelling of what was done before. Nostalgia will always have its place—we are human, after all—but maybe it’s time to look to the future. Where Greubel Forsey goes next is anyone's guess, but the Double Balancier Convex and its future descendants are likely to be the next big thing in luxury sports high quality replica watches. They are worth every penny. Technical Specifications Greubel Forsey double convex balancer Movement: Manual winding with two patents; 72-hour power reserve Functions: (all patents pending): double balancer, hours, minutes, small seconds, four-minute spherical constant rotation, power reserve Case: 46.5mm x 14.35mm (including bezel width and height of domed sapphire crystal); 43.5mm x 13.75mm (case only); titanium; water-resistant to 100m Dial: Black asymmetric semicircular with engraved lacquered power reserve indicator; three-dimensional variable geometric hour ring with engraved lacquered minute track; five-minute index filled with Super-LumiNova Strap: Rubber with embossed texture; titanium folding clasp with engraved GF logo. Three-link titanium bracelet with micro-adjustable folding clasp on request.