Greubel Forsey launches GMT Sport with integrated bracelet

Sleek high-end timepiece.

Greubel Forsey fake is famous for its ultra-exotic tourbillon, its movement has a unique three-dimensional sense and excellent surface treatment. In 2019, it applied its extraordinary watchmaking brand to sports watches for the first time, namely GMT Sport (worldwide tilting tourbillon chronograph), and now it has launched a new GMT Sport, which has the same movement , But another feature has been added. Integrated titanium bracelet, the brand’s first.

initial thoughts
Although the integrated bracelet sports watch may be Greubel Forsey’s new product, it has now become a familiar and fashionable concept. Greubel Forsey came to the party relatively late-except for veterans like Royal Oak and Nautilus, this sports watch has been found in almost every price point, from the citizen’s $2,000 Series 8 to Lange Odysseus.

In other words, the reason why GMT Sport is worthy of attention is simple-it is the world’s most complex and possibly the best one-piece bracelet sports watch, available for purchase, combining world time, dual time and tilting tourbillon. Therefore, although Greubel Forsey (Greubel Forsey) spent a lot of time, but the brand did adopt a fashionable style.

Compared with the earlier version, I prefer the new GMT Sport. On the one hand, the bezel is now very flat, without tiny embossed inscriptions. This is Greubel Forsey’s trademark, but it is not very practical on sports watches.

The dial is now completely blue, giving the new GMT Sport a more modern look (considering the popularity of sports watches with blue dials, this look is also very stylish). But the change was only a slight facelift, and the watch retains the unique oval case and the familiar three-dimensional dial (or more accurately the movement), which made the original GMT Sport popular with serious watch collectors.

The rubber strap version starts at 480,000 Swiss francs, and the price of the new GMT Sport is the same as the previous generation. The price of the integrated bracelet is about 10% higher, or an additional 40,000 Swiss francs. This is higher than the retail price of Royal Oak Ref. 15500ST or Patek Philippe Nautilus Ref. 5711/1A, although I think it is a very modest upgrade for 33 people relative to the price of the watch.

The ultimate sports watch
GMT Sport is a hand-finished and ergonomic exercise, perhaps the ultimate sports watch. The oval frame is clean and tidy, with a hand-finished linear drawing process on the top and a polished edge. The result is a more elegant aesthetic appeal, reminiscent of classic luxury sports watches such as Nautilus.

However, unlike many of its compatriots, the GMT Sport’s case is cleverly curved to make it look like a Richard Mille replica barrel-shaped case, making the design of the watch more ergonomic.

Ergonomics is important because the watch is so big. The diameter is manageable 42 mm, but the thickness of the case is 15.7 mm high. In addition to the curved shape, the lightness of the titanium case (now a bracelet) also helps to improve its wear resistance. Unlike most traditional German silver Greubel Forsey movements, the bridge and bottom plate of the GMT Sport movement are made of titanium, further reducing weight.

The titanium bracelet looks very well done because it should be its cost. Not only can it be seamlessly integrated, but all links have very detailed finishing effects, namely straight lines, frosted and hand-polished bevel cuts. Even the sides of the bracelet are natural extensions of the case and have three different finish types.

It is worth noting that the large buckle incorporates a ratchet mechanism (probably the same as the ratchet mechanism on the Lange Odysseus), which can be fine-tuned by a few millimeters either way.

travel time
The entire dial of GMT Sport is accented with matte blue and red. Although there are many indications on the dial, it is relatively clear and easy to read. The display is located on three levels: the main time dial; the second time zone and rotating disc display small seconds at 11 o’clock, and power reserve at 4 o’clock. ; And sunken apertures for globes and tourbillons.

Although this is the traditional highlight of the Greubel Forsey movement, the 25° tilted tourbillon (which rotates once every 24 seconds) can be said to be the second violin in the three-dimensional globe.

The globe rotates counterclockwise every 24 hours and moves in the direction of the earth’s rotation, thanks to the 24-hour sapphire ring worn by the wearer, so that the wearer can intuitively see the approximate time around the world. Moreover, the earth can also be used as an indicator of day and night.

On the back is a large world time disc, and the wearer can best quality replica watches the time around the world at the same time as watching the world time in traditional Cottier style.

Greubel Forsey GMT Sport

Diameter: 42 mm
Height: 15.7 mm
Material: Titanium
Water resistance: 100 m

Functions: Hours, minutes, small seconds; second time zone; world time with DST; 24-hour rotating globe; power reserve display, tourbillon
Winding: Hand-wound
Frequency: 21,600bph (3Hz)
Power reserve: 72 hours

Strap: Titanium bracelet, or rubber with titanium folding clasp