What High-End Finishing Means At Greubel Forsey
Finishes on a watch tell us a lot about the complexity of a mechanism as the well as the skills of the watchmaker. At Greubel Forsey, finishes are considered as important as the technology or the design. Since the brand's founding ten years ago, movement finish has always been a major priority and today this department is the largest in the manufacture. As a reaction to the industrialization of manufacturing processes, each part is individually decorated by a specialist following a precise protocol. Just imagine: finishing one bridge requires about 15 hours of work. In the end, every component must be impeccable and without any impurities or visible defects. Once the components are decorated, the watchmaker can reassemble the movement taking care not to scratch the components. The entire process means that it takes at least 6 months to manufacture and finish one single watch.