Laurent Ferrier - The Geneva Watch Auction: XIV Geneva Friday, November 5, 2021 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: Laurent Ferrier
    Year: Circa 2015
    Reference No: LCF001-G
    Movement No: 071
    Case No: 089
    Model Name: Galet Classic
    Material: 18K white gold
    Calibre: Manual, FBN 916.01
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K white gold Laurent Ferrier deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 41mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Laurent Ferrier fitted box, Certificate of Origin and Guarantee, travel pouch, cleaning cloth, loupe and outer packaging.
    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.

    With its round case with elegant curves, white grand feu enamel dial with Roman numerals and superbly facetted hands, the present Laurent Ferrier may seem like the epitome of a simple classic wristwatch; turn the watch over and you will be greeted with fireworks.

    The incredible presence of the movement which perfectly fits the case is an eye opener, as are the impeccable finish and construction of the movement with superbly executed polished angles, elegant curves and delicate Geneva waves.

    The tourbillon with its large cage and exquisite shaped bridge inspired by vintage pocket watches features a double hairspring balance, which consists of two hairsprings one atop the other but beating in opposite directions, one spring erasing the variations of the other permitting greater accuracy.

    After over 37 years in product development at Patek Philippe, Laurent Ferrier decided to create his own brand, instead of taking advantage of a well-deserved retirement. 10 years on, he has succeeded in creating a brand whose elegance, sophistication and cutting edge movements are a timeless testament of the glorious age of watchmaking.

  • 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. LCF001-G
A very rare and beautifully executed white gold wristwatch with double spiral tourbillon, white enamel dial, certificate and box

Circa 2015
41mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and clasp signed

CHF60,000 - 100,000 

Sold for CHF107,100

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The Geneva Watch Auction: XIV

Geneva Auction 5 & 7 November 2021