Prices for platinum used/preowned Greubel Forsey found (rare and difficult task)

» Posted by on Sep 28, 2015 in General | 4 comments

As it is, we now know that besides the entry $800,000 Marcus platinum brand new pieces in platinum, Greubel Forsey has become the mountain to scale, summit and return.

I admit that I scaled 2 brand new and 1 used. On descent, meaning payment…I almost died on the used piece.

The new platinums I found were $100,000 sgd less…but that was 2013.

Today, I get up to 25 -40 emails on how to find preowned Greubels in platinum…as they are extremely rare and actually more worthy of the finish.

Especially an asymmetrical came with a bulge..in platinum, that can be THE challenge of a case maker.

Here is what I found online, at Chrono24 and 3 auction sites.

Platinum single inclines are well worth the money, the LEAST costly were at Chrono24.

$480,000 sgd to $489,000 sgd as of 28th September, only 12 pieces on sale, 3 in platinum all are used.

Out of context, but a gold QUADRUPLE at $846,000 sgd…add $200,000 sgd if in platinum.

Note below that NORMAL platinums are grey in dials…but a special set of white dialled platinums were made with a rounded tourbillon bridge..3 pieces in 2013…me thinks.

All can be confirmed with GF as they are among the most honest and transparent.

A white dialled platinum from the asymmetrical series…with a bulge at 7 o’clock is IMHO a treasure..and will likely supersede a $800,000 sgd mark in 2020.

I struggled to buy it in platinum, one of the 3….it is a beast of beauty.

However, if techniques appeal..it is the case back of that series…no longer made in asymmetrical today…but ROUND..sigh.

I expect auctions to reveal at least 1 Greubel Forsey in december…save for it!!!!

 

Note the extremely interesting contrast of VERTICAL brush case band sides with hyper superlative polished bezels on both ends…and the extra deep signature relief print…deeper than my Greubel IP 1 even !!!! On the case backs’ 12 and 6 positions. Polished on the words with deep relief on the surrounds.Greubel 24incline

 

GF normal 24 inclineTourbillon_24_Secondes Pt950GF quad

4 Comments

  1. Bernard Cheong

    Greubel Forsey has become the mountain to scale, summit and return.

    I admit that I scaled 2 brand new and 1 used. On descent, meaning payment…I almost died on the used piece
    Scaling this summit is the process of simply finding anyone willing to sell a platinum asymmetrical Greubel Forsey. There are only 3 types..the single high speed 24/25 incline, the IP3 and the quad. The GMT comes with flat polished tourbillon bridges which is the high point (round) of the 25 degree actual incline.

    The quads have both round bridge and flat. The later single platinums have the, I am assuming lower cost, flat bridge. Fair…as the finish is superlative in every sense.

    No need to have a round bridge…as you can see in IP 1 ( which has 4 round curved standing columns and all round cage pillars as over kill)…if it had an asymmetrical platinum case….it would cannibalize its own rise in after market….clever, but honest.

    • Bernard Cheong

      The solid gold dial on the platinum 25 incline (not 24 actually) is in 6 layers…to me…3 layers on the main , from outside circle to the centre, white gold raw for mins and secs , ivory wg for hours, center ivory wg for brand name in black polished letters, 3 separate layers for power reserve, second indicator in black gold, deepest layer is just after the black gold 3/4 ring.

  2. Bernard Cheong

    Greubel Forsey has become the mountain to scale, summit and return.

    I admit that I scaled 2 brand new and 1 used. On descent, meaning payment…I almost died on the used piece
    Scaling this summit is the process of simply finding anyone willing to sell a platinum asymmetrical Greubel Forsey. There are only 3 types..the single high speed 24/25 incline, the IP3 and the quad. The GMT comes with flat polished tourbillon bridges which is the high point (round) of the 25 degree actual incline.

    The quads have both round bridge and flat. The later single platinums have the, I am assuming lower cost, flat bridge. Fair…as the finish is superlative in every sense.

    No need to have a round bridge…as you can see in IP 1 ( which has 4 round curved standing columns and all round cage pillars as over kill)…if it had an asymmetrical platinum case….it would cannibalize its own rise in after market….clever, but honest.

    I forgot…summit is to obtain in hand the complete set….and to descend is to find money to pay.

  3. Bernard Cheong

    After this first series…even Marcus has no equivalent…there are luminous paints applied.
    As legendary watch boss , Gunther Blumlein once commented for his new born, reborn Lange & Sohne, “there should be NO luminous paints on the dials of the watches that will live forever, or planned to live forever.” These words he said to me in Dresden or rather at Glasshutte (the town), during dinner 1998.

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