Three-dimensionality by Greubel Forsey

Unusually small for a Greubel Forsey, with a diameter of just 39.6 millimetres (a first for the brand), the Balancier Contemporain has taken up the challenge of managing to fit a large balance in a small space, but above all in retaining optimal proportions and a three-dimensional construction, as well as the emblematic aesthetic codes of the Maison. The entirely redesigned dial plays with three-dimensional architecture and a rich variety of materials and finishes. The off-centre hour and minute display at 2 o'clock opens in parts on the Greubel Forsey balance and gear train. At 10 o'clock, on a slightly lower level, a finely hand-brushed bridge houses the power reserve display, indicated by a slender blued steel hand. Between 8 and 9 o'clock, the small seconds hand rotates supported by a bevelled and satin-finished bridge that allows a glimpse of the Greubel Forsey-engraved gilded barrel drum. The large inertial balance oscillating at 21,600 vibrations per hour stands at 6 o'clock. The sapphire-glass back reveals the new movement bearing the polished relief engravings "Greubel Forsey" and "Balancier" on a hand-punched background. The timepiece, with its white gold case, is being produced in a limited edition of 33.