On 12 November 2020, the Greubel Forsey Hand Made 1 was awarded the prestigious “Men’s Complication Watch Prize” by the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG).
With 95% of this timepiece – including the hairspring – made using only hand-operated tools, Hand Made 1 required an extraordinary 6,000 hours work, equal to three years man-hours for one single timepiece. This
timepiece, unique in the history of watchmaking, is the fruit of a technical and human endeavour of epic proportions, enlisting extraordinary talents. Robert Greubel and Stephen Forsey express their sincerest thanks to the GPHG Jury and Academy for this distinction which rewards their work and that of their whole team, honouring hand watchmaking and with it all our watchmaking heritage