Laurent Ferrier - The Geneva Watch Auction: XIII Geneva Saturday, May 8, 2021 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: Laurent Ferrier
    Year: Circa 2017
    Reference No: W002022
    Movement No: 183
    Model Name: Galet Traveler
    Material: 18k pink gold
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. LF230.01, 48 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: 18k pink gold Laurent Ferrier pin buckle
    Dimensions: 41mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Laurent Ferrier fitted box, undated and un-stamped warranty, user manual, cleaning cloth and loupe.
    Literature: Laurent Ferrier and the Galet Micro-Rotor are prominently illustrated in Watchmakers, The Masters of Art Horology by Maxima Gallery pp 136-159.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Laurent Ferrier is a true master with an understated aesthetic, and technical ingenuity that is rooted in the classic traditions of the past, but with a modern appeal. A trained watchmaker, he spent almost 40 years working at Patek Philippe in product development before creating his own brand, where he introduced his superb tourbillon wristwatch, the Galet Classique Tourbillon Double Spiral in 2010. Since then, he has produced other ground-breaking complicated timepieces including the Galet Minute Repeater and the Galet Traveller, which is Ferrier’s modern reinterpretation of Patek Philippe’s renowned reference 2597 travel-time watch.

    The present pink gold Galet Traveler is an ultra-exclusive 5 piece limited series in pink gold made for London based retailer William & Son.

    The dial, executed in champlevé enamel depicts the night sky over the globe. The enameller’s attention to detail has gone so deep that the artist has even painted the night lights of each region, with the UK being subtly painted in red.

    The two buttons on the case side move the hour hand backward or forward by one hour to set time in a new time zone, home time being elegantly displayed via an aperture at 9 o’clock, the date is displayed at 3 o’clock.

    Not only a pretty face, the Galet Traveller also features a double direct-impulse natural escapement (an escapement devised by Breguet in the late 18th century and which very few watchmakers have managed to recreate) using two nickel phosphorous escape wheels and a silicon lever as ensuring better distribution of energy. The movement is also further beautifully hand decorated to the nth degree with a beautiful tapered rotor bridge, polished angles and Geneva waves.

  • Artist Biography

    Laurent Ferrier

    Swiss • 2008

    Introducing its first watch to critical acclaim in 2010, Laurent Ferrier was founded by long-time Swiss watchmaker of the same name. Following a 37-year career at Patek Philippe, Ferrier founded the brand in 2008, creating timeless wristwatches inspired by the finest wrist and pocket watches from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Revered by collectors around the world for their genuine innovations and understated elegance, the brand specializes in exquisitely hand-finished movements featuring state-of-the-art watchmaking technology. Galet, or "pebble" in French, describes the signature feature of the brand's cases used across its collection — with soft curves, domed crystals and rounded edges reminding one of a smooth pebble.

    Key models include the Galet Classic Tourbillon Double Spiral and the Galet Micro-Rotor, with stunning movement architectures designed after prestigious observatory chronometer movements of the twentieth century.

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Ref. W002022
A striking and rare pink gold limited edition dual time wristwatch with date, enamel dial, warranty and presentation box, made for William & Son

Circa 2017
41mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

CHF25,000 - 45,000 

Sold for CHF56,700

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The Geneva Watch Auction: XIII

Geneva Auction 8 - 9 May 2021