Review: Greubel Forsey – QP ‘a’ EquationWritten by Alvin Wong
Horologically inclined chin-strokers will have a field day geek-ing out on this one.
One of the smartest mechanical watches ever, the QP ‘a’ Equation features at its heart a complex nerve centre that its creators christened ‘Computer Mechanique’. What this “computer” does is that it is programmed to automatically display the seasons, equinoxes, solstices, the equation of time, the date, the day, the month and the four-digit year. Not only that, it does so in perpetuity and allows the user the privilege of making adjustments just from the crown alone. Oh, and it even finds space to include an inclined tourbillon, a Greubel Forsey signature.
Price; S$1,075,350 (incld GST)
Alvin promises not to be a douche when talking about watches. He may have scoured the Basel and Geneva watch fairs for the past 15 years, and played an instrumental role to the growth of Singapore's pioneering horological and men's lifestyle publications, but the intrepid scribe seeks to learn something new with each story he writes.