Overview In 1999, Robert Greubel (CompliTime Greubel, la Neuveville) and Stephen Forsey (Stephen Forsey, Bureau d’Etude et Prototypy, Le Locle) began working as independents. In 2001, the two partnered together and formed CompliTime SA. They launched Greubel Forsey in 2004 and moved to Ancien Manège in Chau-de-Fonds. In 2011, Richemont SA bought a 20% stake in Greubel Forsey SA. Today, collectors who truly know watches, know Greubel Forsey is one of the most respected and expensive, watch manufactures on the planet. The dial A dial makes a watch, and the Balancier is no exception, in fact, this is one of the most intricately detailed dials I’ve ever seen. When you consider the construction, which I will explain in detail, I think you’ll agree. Notice how the center of the dial and the hour chapter ring are different shades or silver/gray.