The new Greubel Forsey QP à Équation Millésimé Édition
The eponymous Swiss powerhouse has released a new dial treatment for their acclaimed QP à Équation. We have an initial look at it.
Perpetual calendar? Check. Equation of time? Check. Tourbillon? Of course. Greubel Forsey’s latest masterpiece is the Quantième Perpétuel (QP) à Équation, now featuring a multi-layered silver-plated gold dial. Amazing creations from brands worth watching. We got exclusive access to the new Millésimé Édition and can attest that the piece is as gorgeous as the photos depict.
For those of you who don’t know the power of QP à Équation, allow me to give you a brief introduction. This watch contains what Greubel Forsey calls a “mechanical computer”. This mechanical computer acts as an astronomical clock. Consisting of 25 parts, the mechanism moves various wheels and discs to provide the equation of time on the dial and movement sides.
new watch face
In this new edition, Greubel Forsey fake introduces a multi-layered silver-plated gold dial. As you can see from the photos, the new dial treatment is pretty stunning. The dial also refracts light in such a way that it produces tonal variations under different conditions.
In addition to showing the time, the dial also shows the day of the week, date, month, leap year, 24-hour day/night display and power reserve. This piece certainly packs a lot in a 43.5mm case, but it’s still very balanced. Nothing feels out of place.
Tourbillon 24 seconds
I have been fascinated by Greubel Forsey tourbillons for many years. I had the opportunity to see the hand finishing done inside La Chaux defonds and it was spectacular. I was fascinated by the attention that Stephen Forsey and his team took to every component, no matter how small.
For the QP à Équation, the brand uses a tourbillon oscillator set at 25°, which allows them to overcome accuracy problems in almost all positions. The tourbillon is clearly visible at 10 o’clock on the dial and movement sides. It’s really a sight to behold.
The Greubel Forsey QP à Équation Millésimé Édition is housed in a 43.5 mm white gold case with a thickness of 16 mm. The latest version features a new dial treatment the brand calls “multi-layered silver-plated gold.” This watch is very easy to read and displays the equation of time through an innovative “mechanical computer”.