Laurent Ferrier - RETROSPECTIVE: 2000 - 2020 Geneva Sunday, November 8, 2020 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: Laurent Ferrier
    Year: Circa 2017
    Reference No: W002071
    Movement No: 166
    Model Name: Galet Traveller Blue Night Globe
    Material: Platinum
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. LF230.01, 48 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: Platinum 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

    This Laurent Ferrier Galet Traveler exudes a certain natural sotto voce elegance, thanks to its perfect equilibrium and beautifully executed champlevé enamel dial depicting the night sky over the globe. The enameler’s attention to detail has gone so deep that the artist even painted the night lights in each region.

    The present watch is part of an ultra exclusive series of only 5 watches cased in platinum specially made for London retailer William & Son.

    The Galet Traveller is a superb modern take on the Patek Philippe dual time reference 2597 from the 1960s with two buttons on the case side that once pressed will 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.

    The Galet Traveller 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.

    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 and he has managed to create a brand whose elegance, sophistication and cutting edge movements at a timeless testament of the glory 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. W002071
A very fine and rare limited edition platinum dual time wristwatch with date and enamel dial, retailed by William & Son

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

CHF25,000 - 45,000 

Sold for CHF52,920

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RETROSPECTIVE: 2000 - 2020

Geneva Auction 8 November 2020