“Guy´s Eclectic Choice of The Week”: Grönefeld – Parallax Tourbillon 1912
Photographer Guy Lucas de Peslouan shares his images and thoughts on Grönefeld´s – the horological brothers – Parallax Tourbillon 1912
A few thoughts by Guy:
Tim and Bart Grönefeld created the Parallax Tourbillon in 2014.
It features a “flying” tourbillon with a large central seconds hand, stop seconds, power reserve indicator and winding-setting function indicator.
The in-house movement is the Calibre G-03 with distinctive bridges made of stainless steel.
The name “Parallax” is derived from the precision of the readability of the central seconds hand.
A second version of this watch comes with a Red Gold case.
The Grönefeld Parallax Tourbillon was awarded the prestigious Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG) for the best watch in the tourbillon category in 2014.
Additional context by the eclecticum:
GPHG 2014 was my first attendance as a guest and so it brings back good memories. All competitors had been on display at Cité du Temps (Genéva) and it was not the best place to take pictures of them, unfortunately. Still …
Tourbillon – it was not an easy to task to be the winner in this category as there had been some serious competitors.
The ‘Horological Brothers’, they delivered once more on several levels. Yes, they are very serious when it comes to fine watchmaking, but even more there is an addictive spirit from both of them – pure passion for watches & life.
It was a pleasure to see their happy faces and to be part of the celebration afterwards, even when I left earlier than most … because of my “early bird” flight at 06.30 AM. No time for sleep, but at least a shower in my hotel ?
Just for pleasure, we would like to share some snapshots taken in Basel 2014:
Final comment: It´s an amazing piece, for sure!
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