Laurent Ferrier - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: SIX Hong Kong Monday, May 28, 2018 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: Laurent Ferrier
    Year: Circa 2015
    Movement No: No. 014
    Model Name: Galet Classic "Unique Piece"
    Material: 18K white gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal. LF 619.01, 23 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K white gold Laurent Ferrier buckle
    Dimensions: 41mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: With a wooden Laurent Ferrier presentation box with silver plaque reading “Laurent Ferrier Genève Unique timepiece made for Crystal Group”, certificate of origin confirming the diamond markers, loupe, leather pouch, polishing cloth and outer packaging

  • Catalogue Essay

    The Galet Classic by Laurent Ferrier boasts the distinction of being the first tourbillon wristwatch with a double balance spring. This innovation stabilizes the balance axis and allows for improved accuracy, resulting in a chronometer certification from the observatory in Besançon. The Galet Classic was first released in 2010, where it was named Best Men’s Watch by the GHPG, an impressive distinction considering this was Laurent Ferrier’s first wristwatch. When the update to the Galet Classic was released in 2013, Ferrier placed the first eighteen caliber LF619.01 movements into steel cases with the beautiful light grey guilloché sunburst dial, before offering them in other metals and dial types.

    This particular Galet Classic is a piece unique produced exclusively for prominent Ukraine retailer Crystal Group. Cased in 18K white gold, it is further elevated by the replacement of the classic Laurent Ferrier elongated white gold hour markers with similarly shaped markers made of diamond. Combined with the gold-adorned subsidiary seconds dial, the sumptuous white gold case and dazzling diamond hour markers, this watch retains the timeless design of Laurent Ferrier while ennobling the piece with precious metals and stones for the discerning collector.

  • 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 very rare and highly attractive white gold and diamond-set dial “unique piece” tourbillon wristwatch with presentation box and certificate of origin

Circa 2015
41mm diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

HK$320,000 - 480,000 

Sold for HK$650,000

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: SIX

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