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23 June, 2021
Greubel Forsey was founded in 2004 by Robert Greubel and Stephen Forsey with a vision to improve the performance of existing complications and invent new innovative mechanisms. To date, the duo and their team have created seven inventions and 30 unique and original calibers that are as creative in their design as they are ground-breaking in their complexity.
They pride themselves on their exceptional level of hand finishing, reproducing a level of excellence that rivals the work of the 18th and 19th-century masters. The company has received numerous prizes for its timepieces, including the coveted Aiguille d’Or prize at the 2015 Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève.
Five interesting facts about Greubel Forsey
Greubel Forsey only makes 100 timepieces per year.
Robert Greubel and Stephen Forsey first met when they were both working at Renaud & Papi, the famous movement manufacturer in Le Locle.
The company is housed in a listed 17th-century farmhouse that is attached to a state-of-the-art atelier designed by architect Pierre Studer. It has a sloping grass-covered roof that makes it look like it emerged directly from the mountain.
Robert Greubel and Stephen Forsey also own the movement manufacturer CompliTime which offers a service for conception, design, and production of watch complications for other watch brands.
In 2007 Robert Greubel, Stephen Forsey, and Philippe Dufour collaborated on a project called La Naissance d’une Montre (The Birth of a Timepiece) to pass on their knowledge of how to make a timepiece entirely by hand. Their combined savoir-faire was passed on to a young French watchmaking professor who spent several years making a timepiece which subsequently sold for USD 1.6 million.
Brand ID Card
Established: 2004 Company status: Public limited company Senior Management:
– Robert Greubel and Stephen Forsey (Co-Founders)
– Antonio Calce (General Manager and Executive Board Member) Number of employees: Around 100 Flagship collections:
– Double Tourbillon 30° Technique
– QP à Équation Bestseller: Undisclosed Retail prices in USD: Prices on request Annual production: 100