Since 2004, a small atelier in La Chaux-de-Fonds has stunned the world with several new inventions on the Tourbillon theme. Robert Greubel and Stephen Forsey are first and foremost inventors, combining 40 years of experience in developing and building high-end complicated timepieces. In 1999 they began working on a new generation of tourbillon specifically designed to improve the timekeeping of the mechanical watch. This resulted in the innovative Double Tourbillon 30°, with one tourbillon – inclined at 30° and rotating in 60 seconds – inside another rotating every four minutes, to average out gravity-induced errors on the oscillator.
In the second invention, four asynchronous tourbillons independently contribute to the extremely high accuracy of the ‘Quadruple Tourbillon’. The third invention, the Tourbillon 24 Secondes Incline, takes it another step further by using a ultra-
light inclined tourbillon case which masters positional errors.
It is a pleasure to see small brands like Greubel Forsey being so innovative in and dedicated to specifically the tourbillon complication. And with success: the Quadruple Tourbillon was awarded “Best Complicated Watch” at the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie Asia in 2009. Hopefully, we will see further innovations by Robert Greubel and Stephen Forsey in the near future! visit http://www.greubelforsey.com or watch Greubel Forsey videos on our channel: