Balancier Contemporain

Reference# Balancier Contemporain WG
  • Details
  • Description
  • Limited Edition: 33 pieces
  • Case: 18-karat white gold
  • Size: 39.6mm
  • Movement: hand-wound manufacture movement
  • Function: power reserve
  • Power Reserve: approximately 72 hours
  • Water Resistance: 30m
  • Dial: rhodium-colored
  • Caseback: sapphire crystal
  • Hands: polished blue steel
  • Strap/Bracelet: hand-sewn alligator leather
  • Factory Warranty: three years

In creating the Balancier Contemporain, a white gold 33-piece limited edition, Greubel Forsey imagined providing a particularly compact showcase for its exclusive balance-wheel system. Creating such a moderately-sized new movement and dial imposed the challenge of maintaining well-balanced forms and pleasing proportions, along with clear legibility and cutting-edge performance.

This highly original creation is distinguished by its 39.6mm diameter, a first from Greubel Forsey which generally builds larger timepieces. The challenge here was not only to house the large balance wheel within a limited space, but above all to achieve optimal proportions and an attractive three-dimensional construction, as well as safeguarding the emblematic aesthetic codes of the timepieces built within the atelier.