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Key Words ‘Bold’ and ‘Innovative’: Greubel Forsey GMT Sport

GMT, Tourbillon, 100 meters water resistance, four patents... Greubel Forsey redefines being bold with its new GMT Sport model.

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I love the world “bold”… Everyone probably knows what it means, but I would like to briefly describe this word to those who have just met. Bold means daredevil, risk-taking and brave when used for a person. Strong and eye-catching when used for a certain color or design. Watches are being produced for centuries and complications are being offered since the beginning of the 18th century. Yet, we keep exploring every single new model with the same excitement and passion. Why is that? Why do we find ourselves falling in love with complications that have been repeating themselves for centuries? Let me tell you why: “Bold”

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Robert Greubel and Stephen Forsey, who came together in 2004 and founded the Greubel Forsey, thought they had a creative direction to add to the complications and technology despite all the previously done samples.  Considering the models they introduced, I can’t help but think that they are wrong at all while smiling. Greubel Forsey once again shows how right I am with the new GMT Sport.

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Greubel Forsey GMT Sport comes in a 45mm titanium case. Pushing the boundaries for comfort and ergonomics, Robert Greubel and Stephen Forsey have developed a new case with a completely round shape from above and a curved and oval shape from other angles. Not to mention that four patents document the aerodynamics of this timepiece. The matt bezel, in which the values of the brand are engraved, follows the form of the case. The watch’s titanium, rubber-edged winding crown is in the 3 o’clock position.

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The front face of the GMT Sport reflects the classic GF architecture with its semi-visible wheels, three-dimensional floating dial and clearance between suspended bridges. Hours and minutes are displayed with skeletonized, Super-LumiNova filled hands that follow the curves of the case and the movement. To ensure easy readability in the dark, the brand used Super-LumiNova on markers and hour-and-minute rings as well. The sub-dial, between 10 and 11 o’clock, features small seconds and a rotating disc of the second time zone. The tourbillon is located at 1 o’clock, completing a full rotation every 24 seconds.

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The hand-wound GMT movement with a coaxial escapement offers a 72-hour power reserve when fully wound, which can be followed through the indicator at 3 o’clock.

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This ‘bold’ model as I mentioned at the beginning of the article, is completed with Greubel Forsey GMT Sport embossed rubber strap and titanium buckle with the GF logo.

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