The Greubel Forsey QP À Équation In Red Gold

The QP À Équation from Greubel Forsey is one of the most complicated watches from one of the world's great complications and finishing specialists, so it's always worth highlighting. This latest iteration comes in a red-gold case, paired nicely with a chocolate-brown dial. It's a warmer take on the QP À Équation, and it might be my favorite colorway for the watch yet. Replica Watches

The QP À Équation was first released at SIHH 2015, but the origins of the project go back much earlier than that. The idea behind the watch was to create a perpetual calendar that took the idea of measuring the long ebbs and flows of time to the next level. By including the Equation of Time complication, you get a detailed sense of where we are in time and space, from the years and seasons down to the minutes. It's a fantastic intellectual exercise and one that GF has executed in its typical maximalist way. Speaking of which, there's one of Greubel Forsey's signature angled tourbillons for good measure too. Why not, right? Replica Rolex

In addition to the 15 complications that you get here (that's how GF counts them, though you could probably quibble and get that number up or down a bit), you're getting a watch made to the highest standards currently achievable. And I mean that literally: From the frosting on the movement plates to the black polishing on the

tourbillon bridge to the hand engraving on the case and buckle, every bit of craft and artistry is pushed to the limits. Some people like Greubel Forsey's distinctive

style, others don't, but you can't deny the objective quality and inventiveness of what they're doing. There's truly no other watchmaker quite like them, and this watch is further proof of that.

I remember the first time I saw the QP À Équation. Not all watches stick with me quite like this one has. I was chatting with Stephen Forsey at SIHH, and he had something under a microfiber cloth on the table between us. He gave me a bit of backstory, telling me about how it was the result of years of R&D and that it was something a bit daring, even for them. I honestly didn't know what to expect. When he pulled the cloth back, I might have audibly gasped. This watch is just ... so much. It's crazy complicated, it's insanely finished, and it's a thought experiment that only the nerdiest of watch nerds will truly appreciate. From moment one, I admired the combination of brains, hands, and guts that it takes to produce something like this.

Regular readers would probably expect me to not be the biggest Greubel Forsey fan. Their watches are kind of the antithesis of the understated minimalism that dominates my personal watch taste. But those regular readers would be wrong. I love what Greubel Forsey does, despite the fact that my thin wallet and even thinner

wrists will prevent me from wearing one anytime soon. I like that Greubel Forsey is doing its own thing and has developed both a design language and a conceptual

approach to watchmaking that's in-your-face, but in a way that makes you want to lean in and learn more instead of making you jump back. The QP À Équation is one of GF's more poetic watches, and this new colorway might be its most approachable incarnation yet.

The Movement

Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds, 24-second tourbillon, 24-hour indicator, power reserve indicator, perpetual calendar with disc-based display, mode selector

display, equation of time on reverse, year display on reverse

Diameter: 36.4mm

Thickness: 9.6mm

Power Reserve: 72 hours

Winding: Hand-wound

Frequency: 3 Hz (21,600 vph)

Jewels: 75, olive domed in gold chatons

Total Components: 624

Additional Details: Variable-inertia balance wheel with gold mean-time screws; balance spring with Phillips terminal curve and Geneva-style stud; tourbillon inclined

at a 25-degree angle; two fast-rotating barrels running in series 

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