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Here's A Close-Up Look at the Greubel Forsey Art Piece 2

Close Look Watch

Looking for luxury with a little extra wow-factor? Look no further than the Greubel Forsey hand-wound Art Piece 2/ Edition 2 watch. Not only does the piece feature the brand's patented Double Tourbillon 30° (with tourbillon escapement placed at a 30-degree angle), but also — and more importantly — the watch is equipped with a button that the wearer needs to press to display the time. Instead of making the hours and minutes the main focal point of this watch, the brand offers design and watchmaking prowess as the main feature. The time is only displayed in a subdial at 5:00 when the button is activated.

On that same subdial at 5:00, a long hand stretches out and over the subdial to the large numerals occupying the left side of the dial to indicate the power reserve (up to 72 hours) remaining in the watch. For watchmakers Robert Greubel and Stephen Forsey, this watch is all about respecting the amount of time left verses the time now. The two watchmakers have also signed (via an engraving ) the case back. The company will make just a couple of pieces per year — with each selling for about $540,000. Feel free to stop in any time to see some more exquisite timepieces by Greubel Forsey.