I must say that I have mixed feelings about Diamond Set Greubel Forsey Tourbillon 24 Secondes Contemporain. Of course, there is nothing to question the quality. The 272 diamonds covering the case, bezel, upper dial, lugs and buckle are individually certified before and after the invisible setting, with the highest clarity and color. Just like diamonds, Royal Blue has no inherent errors. In fact, it is a gorgeous color with excellent readability.
The total movement of the watch has a total of 267 parts, of which 88 (nearly 1/3) are only used for the tourbillon cage. Although moving complex devices requires a lot of energy, the power reserve provides 72 hours of autonomy due to two connected barrels, one of which is equipped with a sliding spring to avoid excessive tension. Moreover, it is tilted 25 degrees to counteract the adverse effects of gravity. The position of the tourbillon brings the thickness of the movement to 10.90mm, which explains why the height of the case is 15.20mm. On an ordinary flat dial, this thing will stand out annoyingly, which is why the Greubel Forsey Tourbillon 24 Secondes Contemporain is divided into two layers. The result is a very attractive structure that makes the dial look deep, and the tourbillon is fixed to the dial by an artificial sapphire bridge, giving the tourbillon a sense of suspension, thereby increasing the feeling.
In terms of the legibility of the dial, swiss Greubel Forsey’s rugged hands are used in almost all watches. Even if the arrow is in the dark, it can provide a fast and accurate reading, because the arrow head and pointer are painted with SuperLuminova. The rear wheel power reserve and the simple red isosceles triangle for the small seconds are also easy to read. As a result, whether it is white gold or red gold, two elegant and sober watches can be worn daily without being too loud. I found that the Greubel Forsey Tourbillon 24 Second Tourbillon is the most beautiful watch in this model, and the Tourbillon 24 Second Eye Chart (hand-operated here) won GF Aiguille D’Or last year.
I found that the effect of using diamond and sapphire in series is not good, but it is as if your daughter is listening to classical music while playing Abba in the next room. Even if the hands are struggling in the sea of diamonds and the watch is still attractive on the wrist, the readability still exists, but I believe this is only because of the blue tone. Obviously, replica Greubel Forsey hopes to speak out about it, but for me, it is not a match: the glittering light may mask the value of the watch, and this is what you were looking for when you first bought GF. This is why I think the combination of diamond and titanium will bring better and more balanced results.