We spent a few hours with Jimmy Fallon and we definitely want him as our wingman
Here’s a shocker: Greubel Forsey made a nontourbillon watch. Even more unexpectedly, the escapement sits flat on the movement, not at the favoured inclined plane of 24 degrees or 30. If there’s an indication that the watch industry is looking towards more commercial products, this would be it.
In all fairness, the Signature series has its own unique sell. The timepiece is the first in a series of watches that will be produced and co-signed with a watchmaker and the first in the lineup of stellar names we’re sure to see is Didier J G Cretin. The watchmaker, a former employee of the company, is presenting this limited edition series of Signature 1 timpieces with an exclusive Greubel Forsey balance wheel that’s immense, revealed on the dial side in a sunk-in dial. Incidentally the dial is crafted in gold. In a way, this reminds us of the Harry Winston Opus series of watches, but more emphatic on nurturing young talents and preserving watchmaking savoir-faire instead of inventing an avant-garde, game-changing watch design.
The Signature 1 will be available in stainless steel, a first for Greubel Forsey as well, though we assure you that the price tag certainly reflects the precocity of the watch. Given that it’s the brand’s first three-hand timepiece, and the first of many, it will definitely be a covetable and collectible watch.
Greubel Forsey Signature 1