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Friday, January 11, 2013

Laurent Ferrier Galet Classic Watch

Laurent Ferrier Galet Classic Watch

The star model in the Laurent Ferrier collection, the Galet Classic reveals a contemporary and sophisticated face in this genuinely renewed variation on this double-hairspring tourbillon. Its slate grey dial is lit up by 11 applied red gold Roman numerals and a hollowed seconds counter at 6 o’clock. It is powered by the famous exclusive Manufacture movement, FNB 916.01, developed, assembled and adjusted by Laurent Ferrier. Inspired by the great 19th century chronometry models, the hand-wound system does without the modern setting-lever spring, which is replaced by a “long-blade” type ratchet pawl graced with finishing testifying to the watchmaker’s exceptional expertise. The exquisite finesse of this craftsmanship confirms Laurent Ferrier’s preference for subtlety and discretion, in order to find its way through successive decades and generations.

Laurent Ferrier Galet Classic Watch machine

Hand-wound, FNB 916.01 calibre, double-hairspring tourbillon, 182 parts, 23 jewels, 21,600 vib/h, 80-hour power reserve
Hours, minutes and seconds
5N 18K red gold, 41 mm
Water-resistant to 30 m / 3 ATM
Slate-grey coloured 18K gold plate with vertical satin-brushed finishes
5N 18K red gold with “assegai-shaped” hour and minute hands and baton-shaped seconds hand
Applied 5N 18K red gold Roman numerals
Hollowed small seconds at 6 o’clock
Hand-sewn brown alligator with Alcantara lining, pin buckle or double-blade folding clasp in 5N 18K gold

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