In the world of haute horlogerie, where precision and craftsmanship converge, Greubel Forsey has long been synonymous with exceptional timepieces. Now, the renowned Atelier unveils the Balancier 3, a groundbreaking addition to the Convexe collection, striking the perfect balance between affordability and the uncompromising hand finishing that defines Greubel Forsey’s legacy.
At the heart of the Balancier 3’s allure is its distinctive design, marked by three prominent bridges. The first accommodates the barrel, the second cradles the large balance wheel, while the third, perhaps the most captivating, supports the seconds counter and elegantly carries the hour and minute hands. Each bridge is a canvas for Greubel Forsey’s signature hand finishes – a testament to the brand’s commitment to meticulous craftsmanship.
The Convexe collection’s iconic case takes a sleeker form in the Balancier 3, with lugs that eschew screws for a cleaner aesthetic. The case’s dual curvature on both the back and display sides ensures a unique profile that harmonizes with the natural contours of the wrist. This attention to ergonomic detail sets the Balancier 3 apart, offering not only technical sophistication but also exceptional wearer comfort.
Greubel Forsey’s quest for a more accessible timepiece prompted a reimagining of the movement. The result is a dynamic, modern style that doesn’t compromise on impeccable chronometry. The design invites enthusiasts to marvel at the intricacies of the movement, from the source energy to the escapement, barrels, and the majestic balance wheel.
The two series-coupled fast-rotating barrels, adorned with the distinctive rotating graphics design, provide a chronometric power reserve of three full days – a testament to the technical prowess of Greubel Forsey’s watchmaking. The large balance wheel, aptly named the “Balancier,” boasts a significant diameter and is elegantly balanced with gold mean-time screws, ensuring precision that aligns with Greubel Forsey’s exacting standards.
In the Balancier 3, the finishing is nothing short of a horological masterpiece. The wide bridge supporting the hour and minute hands exemplifies this, featuring a complex, three-dimensional, openworked design with sharp internal angles. This meticulous geometry is complemented by hand-polished convex bridges, mirroring the case’s curvature and showcasing Greubel Forsey’s unwavering commitment to perfection.
Limited to 88 pieces each in black and blue, the Balancier 3 invites collectors to experience the epitome of contemporary fine watchmaking.
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