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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

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