An original way of contemplating the passing of time
A timepiece is capable of embodying the quintessence of an idea and appearing rst and foremost as a means of artistic expression. The Art of Invention: this expression testi es to a forward-looking philosophy that has long been a driving force for Robert Greubel and Stephen Forsey, both in the eld of scienti c research as applied to ne watchmaking, and in that of aesthetic innovation. This art of invention is particularly present when it comes to the stunning Art Piece series. The Art Piece 2 – Edition 2 pushes back the boundaries of creativity even further. In this rst Art Piece produced without an optical system (and therefore without a microsculpture or nano-
engraving), the Double Tourbil-lon 30° appears to be a moving sculpture. Here, the indi-cation of time is secondary: a push-piece that controls a bistable mechanism needs to be activated in order to obtain an indication of the hours and minutes. The power reserve takes precedence over all other information with the aim of altering our relationship with temporality: it is not the current time that we contemplate, but the time remaining. This subtle metaphysical shift is naturally reminiscent of memento mori. This timepiece, signed by Robert Greubel and Stephen Forsey, will be realised in a limited edition of only a few pieces per year.