Greubel Forsey has made its first watch in a ceramic case; an 11-piece limited edition of its Double Tourbillon 30° Technique.
The watch will only be available in the United States where Westime and Stephen Silver Fine Jewelry on the West Coast and Cellini Jewelers in New York are among a network of eight accounts in the country.
The watch plays with weight and light. Its 48.4mm ceramic blue case houses a movement with most of its 421 parts crafted from sapphire crystal or precious metals that draw the eye towards two completely suspended cages of the Double Tourbillon 30° mechanism.
The openworked hands add to the sense of light and transparency, seemingly suspended in mid-air.
It displays hours, minutes, small seconds and a 120-hour power reserve indicator on the dial along with the mesmerizing double tourbillon that rotates in 4 minutes at its outer cage and 60 seconds at its core.
The waterproof watch is worn on a rubber strap with a titanium clasp. In essence, this is Greubel Forsey’s answer to the current sports watch craze although, at $695,000, you might need to have won a couple of Majors to buy one.