CEO: Emmanuel Vuille
President: Robert Greubel
Co-Inventors & Co-Founders: Robert Greubel & Stephen Forsey
P.O. Box 670
2301 La Chaux-de-Fonds
Tel. : +41 32 925 45 45
Fax : +41 32 925 46 00
Interview avec Emmanuel Vuille, CEO, Greubel Forsey
1999: Robert Greubel and Stephen Forsey begin working together
2001: formation of CompliTime
2004: launch of Greubel Forsey
La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland
Greubel Forsey's story
Innovate, invent and apply unprecedented concepts to new movements to achieve uncompromising quality in which rigor and technical perfection combine.
1999 Robert Greubel and Stephen Forsey joined forces, driven by their shared conviction that there were still opportunities for innovation in technical fine watchmaking.
2001 The two men set up CompliTime, specifically to develop and make complication movements for prestige watches.
2004 Launch, at Baselworld, of the Greubel Forsey signature brand, with the presentation of a timepiece based on their first invention: the Double Tourbillon 30° Vision.
2005 Greubel Forsey presented its second invention, a Quadruple Tourbillon, as a working prototype, and drew attention to EWT (Experimental Watch Technology), its think tank and methodology for the development of experimental watches.
2006 Greubel Forsey presented a working prototype of its third invention, a Tourbillon 24 Secondes.
Greubel Forsey and Harry Winston unveiled the astonishing Opus 6 for the opening of Baselworld.
Robert Greubel and Stephen Forsey teamed up with independent watchmakers Philippe Dufour, Vianney Halter and Kari Voutilainen to launch the FondationTime æon project to support, promote and develop the art of watchmaking at the highest level.
Richemont International acquired a 20% minority stake in Greubel Forsey. This confirmed the outstanding relations which Robert Greubel and Stephen Forsey had enjoyed with a number of companies in the Richemont Group for almost 20 years.
2007 Greubel Forsey presented the Double Tourbillon 30° Secret.
Launch of Invention Piece 1, in honour of the first invention.
Launch of the Tourbillon 24 Secondes.
Greubel Forsey presented the Binomial balance and spring in Diamantchrone, its fourth fundamental invention.
2008 After five years of research and development, Greubel Forsey launched the Quadruple Tourbillon whose four tourbillons are coupled by a spherical differential.
Greubel Forsey presented invention number five: the Différentiel d'Egalité constant force device.
2009 Emmanuel Vuille appointed CEO.
Launch of the Double Tourbillon 30° Technique.
Presentation of the sixth invention: a Double Balance.
Launch of Invention Piece 3 as a tribute to the Tourbillon 24 Secondes.
Robert Greubel and Stephen Forsey awarded the Prix Gaïa by the Musée International de l’Horlogerie in La Chaux-de-Fonds in recognition of their enterprising spirit.
Greubel Forsey moved to a new site in La Chaux-de-Fonds, with a 17th-century farm, also a listed building, and modern premises for the workshops and offices.
2010 Greubel Forsey exhibited for the first time at the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie in Geneva.
Presentation of the Double Tourbillon 30° Edition Historique which concluded the initial Double Tourbillon 30° Vision collection, launched in 2004. This extraordinary timepiece won the prestigious Grand Prix de l’Aiguille d’Or 2010 at the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève, which distinguishes the best watch across all categories.
2011 Presentation of Invention Piece 2, a tribute to the Quadruple Tourbillon.
Greubel Forsey and CompliTime employ just over a hundred people. Both companies are jointly managed by the two founders and CEO Emmanuel Vuille.