Greubel Forsey and Philippe Dufour – Le Garde Temps project
Greubel Forsey and Philippe Dufour, two celebrated haute horlogerie producers, united for “Le Garde Temps – Naissance d’une Montre”, a venture whose principle objective is recording and protecting for any kind of family down the line customary watchmaking methods.
Everything began in 2007 when they had the plan to act against the genuine danger that the legacy of hereditary systems and procedures average of very good quality watchmaking could vanish as an outcome of the expanding motorization and enormous response to mechanization.
They chose to pick an understudy, send their skill to him and afterward incorporating the procedures learnt by making a watch altogether by hand utilizing customary apparatuses, for example, the uprighting instrument, the hand-mandrel machine and the fixing device.
Thus, the understudy needed to pass these abilities to other people. So the ideal student for this task was an educator, standing firm on a footing where he/she could undoubtedly impart to others this valuable ability.
The decision of Greubel Forse and Philippe Dufour was Michel Boulanger, a French watchmaking instructor at the Diderot professional trade school in Paris.
The “Le Garde Temps – Naissance d’une Montre” project was prepared to begin in 2009, at that point authoritatively declared at the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) held in January 2012 in Geneva.
With such excellent coaches, Boulanger began making another watch with the accompanying details: a round wristwatch driven by a physically twisted development with three-hands time show and furnished with a tourbillon component conscious of the incredible custom of 19th century watchmakers, especially Jacques-Frédéric Houriet and Abraham-Louis Breguet.
At long last, the first of the eleven-piece arrangement has been completed and it is presently on sale with conveyance anticipated mid 2016.
A grouping of watchmaking strategies in accordance with quality models of Greubel Forsey and Philippe Dufour manifestations, the new watch includes an unbalanced dial showing the hours and minutes and a little seconds counter at 9 o-clock. The steel hands are thermally blued.
The particular development of the watch, with the barrel and the tourbillon on the principle face, requires a complex machining of the fundamental plate.
The 45 mm x 15.1 mm white gold case houses a hand-wound development moderate beating at 2.5 Hz (18,000 vibrations each hour). The cost of the principal “Le Garde Temps” watch will be Swiss Francs 450,000.
The assets from the sale of this modest bunch of watches will be utilized to support the fate of the task and continue sending the watchmaking legacy. legardetemps-nm.org