Art Piece 1

Greubel Forsey 2013

Art Piece 1

Stephen Forsey, Robert Greubel and British microsculptor Willard Wigan are driven by the same passion for works so tiny their very existence is a thing of wonder. Art Piece 1 combines their two worlds in a watch that displays time on demand by actuating a pushbutton. It is also an exceptional setting for one of Wigan’s sculptures, titled Golden Sails, of a three-mast ship, a mere 0.9 mm long and carved from gold. A specially-developed magnifier enlarges the sculpture 23 times without distortion.

Movement | GF02w hand-wound mechanical Manufacture calibre, 21,600 vibrations/hour frequency, 72-hour power reserve

Functions | hours, minutes, seconds, power-reserve indicator, time displayed or concealed by pressing a pushbutton

Dial | blue oxidised titanium

Case | 18k white gold, 44 mm ø, 16.78 mm high, guaranteed water-resistant to 30 metres. Each watch will be a one-off piece