GREUBEL FORSEY

GMT Earth

January 18, 2018
GREUBEL FORSEY - GMT Earth
  • GREUBEL FORSEY - GMT Earth
  • GREUBEL FORSEY - GMT Earth
  • GREUBEL FORSEY - GMT Earth
  • GREUBEL FORSEY - GMT Earth
  • GREUBEL FORSEY - GMT Earth
  • GREUBEL FORSEY - GMT Earth

Robert Greubel and Stephen Forsey took up a significant challenge with the GMT Earth: how to offer a comprehensive, three-dimensional view of the terrestrial globe, from the North to the South Poles. They approached the architecture of this timepiece from a different angle to give the movement and the case a more prominent role.

360° view

With this new creation,  Robert Greubel and Stephen Forsey are once again pushing the envelope and venturing  into uncharted territories. The GMT Earth provides  an amazing  360°  view of our planet  Earth all the  way from  the  North to the  South  Pole. This technical  feat was achieved by an original movement architecture in relation  to the case  shape and dimensions. Revealing  the  entire   terrestrial  globe required complex  application  of sapphire crystal,  a skill which Greubel  Forsey  has  acquired over many years  of research and utilization.

3D view

The globe is not the only three-dimensional element in this timepiece – it’s a characteristic that  features at every level. The three-dimensionality first appears at the highest  point of the dial, with the hour, minute and small  seconds indications.  Then the gaze  glides gently  across the  GMT indication  with its triangular 

red  hand,  followed  by the  power  reserve indication displayed   by  a   long,  slender  hand.   Finally,  our eyes  come  to  rest   on  the  lowest  part  of the  dial, which shows  the  globe  alongside the  Tourbillon 24

Secondes, Greubel Forsey’s 3rd pivotal Invention.

 

Global view

The GMT Earth  enables a clear  view of three  time zones  simultaneously to within a quarter of an hour. Furthermore, on the movement side of the timepiece,

24 time  zones  are  displayed  with the  summer and winter times to complement the universal time indicated by the terrestrial globe.

 

The proportions of the case  were constructed to accommodate   the   high-domed  sapphire   crystal bezel   and   the   special   artistry  on  the   caseband. The  characteristic lateral plates bearing   engraved inscriptions that encapsulate the key values of Robert Greubel and Stephen Forsey decorate the case  body.

 

This white gold edition is limited to 33 pieces.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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