BY JOVAN KRSTEVSKI
Greubel Forsey timepieces take the technical complexity of Haute Horlogerie and present them in a visually pleasing and artistic manner, and the QP À Équation is a testament to it. For 2020 Greubel Forsey has given the QP À Équation a nice chocolaty twist. Let’s have a look.
Introduced during SIHH 2015, the QP À Équation currently exists in Rhodium and Anthracite, and this new chocolate brown colorway brings forth a more formal take on the watch. The rich shade of brown has a Matt finish to it and provides excellent contrast against the warm hue of the red gold case along with the golden elements on the dial giving the watch a nice dressy outlook. Color aside, the rest of the dial remains intact with a busy but thoughtful layout. So, what you have on the front is a power reserve indicator, 24 hours of day and night, a large date window surrounded by day and month, a leap year indicator, a running seconds display and finally, a Greubel Forsey signature 24 seconds tourbillon. While that is a comprehensive amount of information, what makes this watch shine is the way Greubel Forsey has arranged everything without hampering the legibility much. Interestingly the handset along with the markers have also been covered with luminous material for low light visibility.
The case on this watch is crafted from solid red gold and measures 43mm in diameter and has a thickness of around 16mm. As the dimensions suggest this a relatively large watch that would offer a ton of wrist presence and would be more suitable for the large wristed out there. The finishing on the case is stellar with a nice mix of brushed and polished surfaces. Both the front as well as the back are protected by sapphire glass and the case is water-resistant to just 30 meters.
Powering the QP À Équation is an in-house hand-wound tour de force. The movement comprises a whopping 624 components, operates at a frequency of 3 Hz and offers a power reserve of around 72 hours when fully wound. The movement has been beautifully decorated with gold chatons, polished bevels and a frosted finish on the bridges. And like the face of the watch, the rear also offers useful information such as the year and the equation of time with the months, seasons, solstices and equinoxes.
The new brown dial Greubel Forsey QP À Équation would come attached to a matching brown alligator strap with a gold folding clasp and would retail for CHF 670,000.
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