For the First Time Ever, the Famed Greubel Forsey GMT Sport Hits the Auction Block
Don’t be confused, just because it has “sport” in its name, the Greubel Forsey GMT Sport Watch probably isn’t a watch you’ll wear while on the court, field, or pitch. That is, unless you have half a million dollars lying around. Built by ultra-high-end luxury watchmaker, Greubel Forsey, the GMT Sport is a stunning example of what a watch can be.
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Opting for a more streamlined design of the case for this iteration of the GMT Sport, the new version comes with updates to the dial colorway as well. The 45mm case is made of titanium and comes with a satin and polish finish. The case has a traditional round design looking at it from the top, but look at it from the side an you’ll see a unique and ergonomic shape—a curve with a convex sapphire. The bezel also has a new look, specifically a hand-finished, straight-grain look. Two pushers are found on the left side of the watch that control the local and second time zones the watch can measure.
Inside the case, you’ll be treated to an open architecture that displays suspended bridges, wheels, and floating subdials in full three-dimensional view. The most notable feature of the watch is the 24-second open worked tourbillon at 1:00. But that’s not all. There’s also a terrestrial world-timer on the bottom right as well as a subdial that displays both the running seconds and the second time zone.
You’ll also find a power reserve at 3 o’clock. On the caseback you’ll find a disk that gives UTC Universal and Summer time for 24 cities in the different major time zones. The watch is built around the same movement used for the 2019 GMT Sport, which is a hand-wound movement with a 72-hour power reserve.
The watch comes on an integrated titanium bracelet or on a rubber strap. Both straps use a double-folding clasp. You might not wear this watch while participating in any matches, but you can wear it swimming, thanks to its 100 metres of water resistance. The Greubel Forsey GMT Sport Watch comes with a price tag of around $500,000, depending on conversion rates.