When people talk about companies that specialize in tourbillons, Greubel Forsey is probably one of them, if not the first name that comes to mind. The company is almost obsessed with this mechanism and insists that it does improve timekeeping performance. Even their competitors and other select watchmakers freely admit that their work is top-notch.
If you're skeptical, know that their Double Tourbillon Technical watch won the 2011 International Timekeeping Competition held by the Le Locle Watch Museum. So the tourbillon in their watch is definitely not for show.
To be honest, the Tourbillon 24 Secondes Contemporain is nothing new, it is derived from the earlier Invention 3. Ariel had the opportunity to touch it a year ago and was blown away by its blue dial. In fact, the "royal blue" dial is a work of art, and according to Greubel Forsey, they took a long time to perfect the color. However, as pretty as it is, some inevitably find it too flashy. Fear not, there is now a more somber, more serious version of the same watch.