Tops honors at he 2011 International Chronometry Competition went to Greubel Forsey’s Double Tourbillon 30° Technique (DT30T). The luxury time piece features a 60-second tourbillon cage inclined at 30° rotating inside a second four-minute tourbillon cage.
The DT30T scored 915 points from a possible 1,000 to claim first place both in the tourbillon category and the overall competition.
This accomplishment puts Greubel Forsey as the only brand to have won the Prix Gaïa for “Entrepreneurship” (2009); the Aiguille d’Or – best overall watch – at the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève (2010), and now the International Chronometry Competition.
Held at the Museum of Horology in Le Locle, Switzerland, eighteen pieces were entered into the precision competition in three categories: “Tourbillon Category,” “Classic Category” for standard escapements, and a “School Category” for the watchmakers of tomorrow. The Greubel Forsey Double Tourbillon 30° Technique DT30T in 5N gold entered into this year’s competition is a standard timepiece fully representative of those created for collectors.