Best of Watches & Wonders 2021: Greubel Forsey GMT Earth Final Edition in Black

After ten years and a few iterations, the best is saved for last; The Final Edition Greubel Forsey GMT Earth.

In their latest Final Edition, the off-center hour, minute, and seconds display remain. The hands are large, and open-worked finished with a SuperLumiNova tip. The small seconds hand is on a sapphire disc at 3 o’clock. On the left is the GMT indicator with its red hand against a hand engraved black gold disc filled with lacquer. And next to the crown is the power reserve indicator – a black, engraved gold segment that is filled with lacquer and covered by a silver polished steel hand. And between 7 and 9 o’clock, the Earth ball is revealed. It makes one complete revolution every 24 hours and looks like it is floating in free space. And as with the earlier editions, the world time display for 24 timezones are displayed on a disc.

Caseback of the 2018 Edition.

Greubel Forsey GMT Earth Final Edition

The Earth turns and Greubel Forsey keeps moving. Today, the Atelier unveils the third terrestrial interpretation of its GMT Earth. This unique and now even more modern creation features a new titanium case and is adorned with an even more elegant intense black finish : limited edition of 11 pieces.

The Earth is a global village that man cannot explore in a single glance: the vastness of its spaces and curved geometry presents us with a never-ending horizon. At least, until now. With the GMT Earth, Greubel Forsey has created a watch that, for the first time, makes it possible to appreciate the entirety of the world in a single glance.

This technical feat first appeared in 2011. At the time of the first “GMT”, the Earth was not yet fully revealed. Seven years later, the design of the Earth was finally complete: visible from all angles in its new sapphire alcove, it appears as though it is floating in space. On the front as well as the back, the laser-engraved Earth shows world times that are both quick and easy to read.

Greubel Forsey GMT Earth Final Edition Specifications

GMT • 2nd time zone • rotating globe with universal time and day-and-night • complete and global view from northern to southern hemisphere • universal time on 24 time zones • summer and winter time • cities observing summer time • lateral window showing the equator • GMT pusher • Tourbillon 24 Secondes • hours and minutes • small seconds • power-reserve

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