Monday, May 23, 2016

GREUBEL FORSEY – ART PIECE 2 EDITION 1



















GREUBEL FORSEYART PIECE 2 White Gold EDITION 1 NEW

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ART PIECE 2 EDITION 1

Unveiled during Baselworld 2016, this new Greubel Forsey creation, Art Piece 2 is a powerful tribute to the Double Tourbillon 30°, the first invention from Robert Greubel and Stephen Forsey, and forms a subtle combination of artistic research and technological innovation.


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A VIEW OF THE INFINITELY SMALL

Following on from this first creation Art Piece 1, the Art Piece 2 is dedicated to Greubel Forsey’s own universe, and particularly to the watchmaker’s history. Housed in the case, an optical instrument allows the viewer to see a nano-engraved sketch of the Double Tourbillon 30º mechanism, Greubel Forsey’s first invention. This forms a subtle mise en abyme effect of the object within itself, given that this emblematic mechanism itself operates at the heart of this new timepiece.

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This original artwork was engraved by a secret process on a sapphire tablet. The first impression, is above all a showcase for the artistry that characterises this timepiece, in which the indication of time becomes of secondary importance and resembles a sort of conjuring trick. It is in fact necessary to activate a pusher that controls a bistable shutter mechanism in order to obtain an indication of the hours and minutes.

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We rediscover here the spirit that was already at work in the Invention Pieces, through which Robert Greubel and Stephen Forsey developed for the first time the idea that a timepiece, rather than being just a simple watch, could become the distillation of an idea, and above all a means of artistic expression.

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The Double Tourbillon 30º, with bi-stable display signed by Robert Greubel and Stephen Forsey, will be produced in a strictly limited edition of just a few pieces per year.

ART AND SCIENCE

The Art of Invention: this expression testifi es to a forward-looking philosophy that has been the driving orce for Robert Greubel and Stephen Forsey for many years now, both in the fi eld of scientifi c research as applied to fi ne watchmaking, and in that of aesthetic innovation. The Art of Invention imbues all Greubel Forsey creations, but is seen at its most eff ective in the astonishing series of Art Pieces they initiated in 2009.

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Co-created with Willard Wigan, Art Piece 1 included a micro-sculpture by the British artist that could be viewed through a miniaturised “microscope”, these revolutionary optics, the design of which required several years of research and development. Robert Greubel and Stephen Forsey subsequently created a timepiece as a tribute to the off -beat universe of the Franco-American artist Robert Filliou, particularly noteworthy for its engraved maxim «Bien fait, mal fait, pas fait» (Well done, badly done, not done).

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Year: 2016
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