Laurent Ferrier - The Geneva Watch Auction: XIX featuring the Guido Mondani Collection Geneva Saturday, May 11, 2024 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: Laurent Ferrier
    Year: 2018
    Movement No: 621
    Model Name: Galet Micro-Rotor 40mm
    Material: 18k white gold
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 229.01, 35 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Alligator
    Clasp/Buckle: 18k white gold Laurent Ferrier pin buckle
    Dimensions: 40mm Diameter
    Accessories: Accompanied by Laurent Ferrier fitted box, additional white grand feu enamel dial, guarantee, product literature, loupe, polishing cloth and outer packaging

  • Catalogue Essay

    Laurent Ferrier timepieces are the epitome of sotto voce elegance and style and the present Gallet with its black grand feu enamel dial and applied Breguet numerals is no exception.

    Laurent Ferrier began his eponymous brand in 2010 - after 35 years spent at Patek Philippe- and immediately captured the heart of purists with his Galet Classic Tourbillon Double Spiral. Notable for the subtle sophistication of his timepieces, the Galet Micro-Rotor was unveiled in 2011. The sinuous contour and flowing turned lugs resembles a river stone, hence the name “Galet” meaning pebble in French.

    Giving life to this timepiece is the incredibly well finished and cutting edge self-winding calibre FBN 229.01. Taking inspiration from the natural escapement invented by Abraham-Louis Breguet, the movement features a double direct-impulse escapement using two nickel phosphorous escape wheels and a silicon lever to ensure better distribution of energy. The movement is further hand decorated lavishly to the nth degree with a beautifully tapered rotor bridge, polished angles and Geneva waves.

    To the best of our research the present timepiece with its grand feu black enamel dial and Breguet numerals is a special order, but it also comes with an additional white grand feu enamel dial with Roman numerals.

  • 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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A lovely and exceedingly exclusive white gold wristwatch with grand feu black enamel dial, applied Breguet numerals, double direct-impulse escapement, additional white grand feu enamel dial,warranty and presentation box

40mm Diameter

CHF25,000 - 50,000 

Sold for CHF57,150

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The Geneva Watch Auction: XIX featuring the Guido Mondani Collection

Geneva Auction 11 - 12 May 2024