Greubel Forsey-Red Gold Balancier Contemporain
Greubel Forsey copy presented a new version of its Balancier Contemporain, a timepiece launched by a Swiss brand in 2019, described as: “The essence of 39.6mm Greubel Forsey”.
In fact, the Balancier Contemporain is the first Greubel Forsey watch with a medium-sized case (diameter 39.6 mm x height 12.21 mm), compared to the larger timepieces in the series. Of course, without losing the iconic features and aesthetics of Greubel Forsey.
Following the original platinum version, this model now offers a new 5N rose gold case with a rich, multi-layer contrast dial.
The contrasting finishes highlight the exquisite proportions of the case: the fully polished bezel and lugs, as well as the satin-brushed strap and case back. copy watches Review
Above the bezel, the tall domed sapphire crystal is composed of 255 hand-finished parts, adding more depth to the movement.
This exclusive movement is equipped with a large balance wheel (12.6 mm in diameter), which is located at 6 o’clock and can illuminate the spotlight. Its reflection against the background of the black polished gold plate emphasizes the overall sense of depth.
In order to be able to fine-tune its moment of inertia, its balance rim is equipped with six gold regular screws, which are recessed to ensure the best aerodynamic performance by reducing air friction. The result is enhanced timing performance. The balance wheel stop function can be activated by pulling the crown. https://www.vogue4uwatches.com
At 2 o’clock, we find the off-center hour/minute dial, which is highlighted by the anthracite surface of the minute circle. The hour and minute hands are located on the elevated tripod bridge and are displayed by two blue stainless steel hands with manually polished planes and and holes.
At 8:30, the small second hand moves to a higher position. At a higher level, a frosted bridge with one hand shows the 72-hour power reserve through the slender blue steel pointer. The frosted and slanted bridge is engraved with Greubel Forsey on the barrel drum: it accommodates two fast-rotating barrels in series (1 rotation in 3.2 hours), one of which is equipped with a sliding spring to avoid over-tensioning.
The back cover of the new Balancier Contemporain demonstrates the brand’s excellent craftsmanship. The center is engraved with a round gold-red disk, surrounded by platinum bridges, on the bridge are engraved with key price points written by Atelier in engraved and black polished letters, as well as characteristic rugby-shaped jewels inlaid on the gold chat.
It is fitted with a hand-stitched alligator leather strap and is secured with a red gold pin buckle engraved with the GF logo by hand.