When you think about it watchmakers and artists are not very different from each other, both require a painstaking attention to detail and when well made, both create masterpieces. There can be no doubt that high-end watchmaker Greubel Forsey and micro sculptor Willard Wigan create masterpieces. Which makes the alliance between these two powerhouses even more exciting. Greubel Forsey will release a new limited edition of watches that will feature the art work of Wigan on the dial, normally the artwork can only be viewed through a microscope, however Forsey has developed a small optical lens that is fitted into the crown of the watch through which the sculpture can be seen. The watches will be known as Greubel Forsey Art Pieces and the company plans to make only one or two a year, which will be numerically numbered.
“I feel very honored because [the people who buy this watch] will have a museum on their wrist with my work in there,” says Willard, thus justifying the estimated $5.4 million price tag. The The Greubel Forsey Art Piece 1 watch is expected to be available by the end of 2013.
[Wwd and Ablogtoread]