Robert Greubel and Stephen Forsey have been working together for nearly 20 years in a relationship founded on their shared technical creativity and quest for perfection.
In 1999 they began working on a new generation of tourbillon specifically designed to improve the timekeeping of the mechanical watch. Four years later they unveiled “Greubel Forsey” and stunned horological aficionados with their innovative Double Tourbillon 30°, a timepiece clearly demonstrating their twin goals of innovation and excellence.
Robert and Stephen continue to build on their deep traditional knowledge gained with four decades of combined experience in high-end complicated timepieces, by inventing and developing technically valid horological complications to rigorous aesthetic principles.
THE BEGINNING OF THE DOUBLE TOURBILLON
Prior to the inception of Greubel Forsey in 2004, both Robert Greubel and Steven Forsey were already developing the concepts that eventually gave birth to the distinct timepieces.
In 2002, with quite limited technical and financial limitations, the duo created a proof-of-concept model for the very first invention, the Double Tourbillon 30°, using pieces of Meccano. Greubel Forsey’s first invention is an innovative double tourbillon mechanism revferred to as (DT30), with one tourbillon – inclined at 30° and rotating every 60 seconds – inside another rotating every four minutes to average out gravity-induced errors on the oscillator.