At Watches and Wonders 2021, Greubel Forsey will unveil the GMT Sport – its first timepiece with a completely integrated metal bracelet.
The timepiece impresses with a beautifully refined bezel that comes with hand-finished horizontal straight-graining on top and the hand-polished contour and flanks. The unique profile of the bezel – an ellipse that gently curves at 12 o’clock and 6 o’clock – opens up the dial to attract attention to the Greubel Forsey movement and hand-finishing.
Made of Grade 5 titanium, the bracelet is lightweight yet very strong. It features a fine adjustment system that allows the wearer to choose between a loose and casual or a snug, wrist-hugging fit. Created specifically for the new watch, the bracelet is fully integrated into the case of the GMT Sport and profiled to seamlessly follow the elliptical shape of its case and bezel.
Greubel Forsey pays particular attention to finishing with three styles distributed over both the lateral and central links of the bracelet: straight graining, frosting and hand-polished bevelling. To maintain the aesthetic connection between the case and bracelet, the frosting mimics the finish of the lugs.
The new GMT Sport is the first watch in a unified color: the mainplate, bridges, globe, second time zone dial and 24-second indicator ring of the Tourbillon 24 Secondes at 1 o’clock are all in the same blue finish. Both the central suspended arched bridge and the tourbillon bridge are openworked to accentuate the three-dimensional movement architecture of its intense blue finish. Thanks to its 42 mm case diameter, the expression of the movement’s technicality is perfectly harmonious with the intuitive central hours and minutes display, second time zone at 10 o’clock, power reserve at 3 o’clock and rotating terrestrial globe at 8 o’clock.
With its cage inclined at a 25° angle and completing a full rotation in 24 seconds, the Tourbillon 24 Secondes, which is positioned between 12 o’clock and 2 o’clock, provides superior chronometric performance – in addition to the truly unique visual effect. The terrestrial globe is placed between 7 o’clock and 9 o’clock. This patented invention executes a complete rotation in 24 hours, allowing for universal time to be read easily, quickly and intuitively.
Seen from above the North Pole, a ring with 24-hour markings allows the local time to be read for all longitudes while also acting as a day/night indication. On the caseback side, a disc displaying city names surrounded by 2 rings allows the wearer to read UTC Universal and Summer Time for 24 cities in 24 major time zones.
Only 33 examples of the GMT Sport will be made.