QP à Équation Millésimé by Greubel Forsey wins the ‘Calendar Watch Prize.’ The Jury of the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève makes this announcement.
Watchmakers Robert Greubel and Stephen Forsey are thanking their team for pulling off a rare feat. The Greubel Forsey team has been researching for the past seven years. And the fruit of this labour is the QP à Équation Millésimé. Hours of efforts have been directed towards revolutionising the perpetual calendar. And this singular achievement has been awarded the ‘Calendar Watch Prize’ by the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève.
Greubel Forsey QP à Équation Millésimé
Innovation at its best
The making of QP à Équation Millésimé has been a journey in itself. The maison’s ambitious idea of introducing an equation of time to the perpetual calendar is an inspiring one. It required the assembly of 624 parts, three patents and the combination of two inventions.
This grand complication wouldn’t have been possible without the mechanical computer. It’s Greubel Forsey’s seventh invention! It’s a 25-part component that harks back to the way age-old astronomical clocks worked. What the mechanical computer delivers is simply brilliant! It enables ergonomics and readability of the various functions. It also works on the corrections, which is effected by turning the bi-directional crown.
Gruebal Forsey have relied on the simplicity of the dial to enable ease in reading the calendar. The dial of the QP à Équation indicates leap years, the 24 hours of the day and night and the day of the week. It has a large date and the month displays. Added to that are the hours, minutes and seconds and 72-hour power reserve indicators. On the movement side, this timepiece displays the equation of time with the months, seasons, solstices and equinoxes, as well as the calendar year. Another complication that adds to the uniqueness of the watch is the the Tourbillon 24 Secondes.
The new Millésime’s white gold case holds all the exemplary mechanisms of the watch effortlessly. Both the perpetual calendar and tourbillon systems are easy to adjust in both directions without damaging the mechanism.
With the Calendar Watch Prize award under its belt, the QP à Équation Millésimé is all set to garner rewards – the applause and appreciation of watch lovers across the world.