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WHO IS BEHIND THE BRAND GREUBEL FORSEY

It was 2004 when Robert Greubel and Stephen Forsey officially launched their partnership at Baselworld, the global watch exhibition, with the introduction of their Double Tourbillon 30°.

The pair had met earlier working at Renaud & Papi SA prior to Audemars Piguet took over majority ownership. They developed complicated movements for high-level watch brands. Prior to this, both began their careers repairing and restoring timepieces: Forsey with Asprey in England, and Greubel in his father’s watch repair business in Alsace, France.

Both became highly skilled watchmakers, both worked for other companies before separately going independent, and they eventually joined forces in 2001, launching a business together under the name Complitime SA in order to create complicated movements for high-end watch brands.

There is a division of labor at Greubel Forsey based on their own experiences, know-how and skills. Greubel runs the commercial end of the business including administration and managing the website. He also creates the concepts and designs the timepieces. Forsey takes care of the technical side of the movements, from original design to prototyping, and he often decorates the components.

Ever since the founding of their partnership, Gruebel and Forsey have been pushing the limits of complicated watchmaking for many years with their award-winning timepieces. Along the way they’ve been awarded recognition for their creations. In 2009, Greubel Forsey won the Guïa Prize for Entrepreneurship, in 2010 it won the Grand Prix de l’Aiguille d’Or at the Grand Prix de l’Horlogerie de Genève for the Double Tourbillon 30° Édition Historique, and in 2011, it also won the International Chronometry Competition for the Double Tourbillon30° Technique.

GLEN B BOWEN, COPYRIGHT 2017

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