Laurent Ferrier - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XIV Hong Kong Friday, May 27, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Description

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  • Manufacturer: Laurent Ferrier
    Year: Circa 2021
    Reference No: FBN 229.01
    Movement No: No. 633
    Case No: LCF013
    Model Name: Galet Square Micro-Rotor Autumn
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. FBN229.01, 35 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Crocodile
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Laurent Ferrier pin buckle
    Dimensions: 41mm width
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Laurent Ferrier certificate stamped Oriental Watch Co. Ltd Hong Kong dated 31st March 2021, instruction manual, loupe, cloth, travel case, purchase invoice, additional strap, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Laurent Ferrier is one of the independent watchmaker brand that truly captures the essence of purists and modern high-end watchmaking. As an influential figure at Patek Philippe for over 35 years as creative director of the coveted brand, Laurent Ferrier began his eponymous brand in 2010. Forms follow function, the Galet Micro-Rotor was unveiled in 2011, like its name “Galet” meaning pebble in French, its sinuous contour and smoothly turned lugs resembles a river stone.

    Well-received by connoisseurs and purists, Laurent Ferrier launched the Galet Square maintaining the beloved bevel-free case with a larger presence on the wrist. Contemporarily sized at 41mm with a stainless steel case, the present Galet Square Micro-Rotor Autumn features a superb salmon hued dial finished in vertical satin-brushed finish that compliments the season. The heart of the timepiece sits the incredibly refined LF229.01 movement with the incorporation of a fan-shaped unidirectional micro-rotor winding mechanism. Made in solid gold, the rotor is suspended by a large bridge that reminiscent the beauty of a standing crane against a tastefully finished backdrop with perlage and Geneva stripes. Taking inspiration from the natural escapement invented by Abraham-Louis Breguet, the movement utilizes a double direct-impulse escapement, which improves the efficiency of the movement through its ability to use less power and maintain amplitude.

    With only several dozens of exceptional piece leaving his work benches per year, mostly cased in precious metal, the present example made with a sporty steel case offered by the original owner is preserved in excellent overall condition. Furthermore, the timepiece is accompanied with its full set of original accessories, making this a remarkable example of the brand’s minimalistic approach.

  • 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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Property from the Original Owner

Σ860

Ref. FBN 229.01
A fine and attractive stainless steel wristwatch with small seconds, salmon dial, certificate and presentation box

Circa 2021
41mm width
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

Estimate
HK$100,000 - 180,000 
€11,700-21,100
$12,800-23,100

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XIV

Hong Kong Auction 27 - 28 May 2022