Laurent Ferrier - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XI Hong Kong Saturday, November 28, 2020 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: Laurent Ferrier
    Year: Circa 2017
    Reference No: FBN 229.01
    Movement No: No.491
    Case No: No.192
    Model Name: Galet Micro-Rotor
    Material: 18K pink gold
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. FBN 229.01, 35 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Crocodile
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K pink gold Laurent Ferrier pin buckle
    Dimensions: 40mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement, strap and pink buckle signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Laurent Ferrier Certificate of Origin dated 15th April 2017 stamped by Switzerland Retailer, loupe, instruction manual, outer packaging and fitted presentation box

  • Catalogue Essay

    Laurent Ferrier is one of the independent watchmaker brand that truly captures the essence of purists and modern high-end watchmaking. 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.

    Traditional timekeeping in its simplest form, the Galet Micro-Rotor features the brand’s signature assegai-shaped (African spear like) hands stretching across the ash blue dial. Sitting underneath the dial house the incredibly high quality self-winding calibre FBN 229.01. Taking inspiration from the natural escapement invented by Abraham-Louis Breguet, the movement utilises a double direct-impulse escapement, which improves the efficiency of the movement through its ability to use less power and maintain amplitude. One can admire the incredible handcraft precision from its sapphire case back. Contrasting finishes of perlage and Geneva stripes and an 18K solid gold fan-shaped micro-rotor, the movement is tastefully refined to the utmost degree.

    The present example is chronometer-certified and offers an impressive power reserve of 72 hours. A combination of tradition and innovation and further delivered with its original accessories, this is an attractive timepiece 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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Ref. FBN 229.01
An attractive and rare pink gold wristwatch with small seconds, certificate and presentation box

Circa 2017
40mm diameter
Case, dial, movement, strap and pink buckle signed

HK$115,000 - 195,000 

Sold for HK$226,800

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XI

Hong Kong Auction 29 November 2020