Laurent Ferrier - Racing Pulse New York Saturday, December 12, 2020 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: Laurent Ferrier
    Year: Circa 2014
    Movement No: No. 158
    Case No: No. 5/5
    Model Name: Galet Traveller
    Material: 18K pink gold
    Calibre: Automatic, LF230.01, 48 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Alligator
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K pink gold Laurent Ferrier buckle
    Dimensions: 41mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Laurent Ferrier Certificate stamped Swiss Fine Timing, Highland Park, fitted leather presentation box, loupe, polish cloth, product literature, and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Today, independent watchmakers are popular amongst watch collectors, and those that add a new twist to traditional horology are favoured. Laurent Ferrier is a true master with an understated aesthetic, and technical ingenuity that is rooted in the classic traditions of the past, but with a modern appeal. A trained watchmaker, he spent almost 40 years working at Patek Philippe in product development before creating his own brand, when he introduced his superb tourbillon wristwatch, the Galet Classique Tourbillon Double Spiral in 2010. Since then, he has produced other, ground breaking complicated timepieces including the Galet Minute Repeater and the Galet Traveller, which is Ferrier’s modern reinterpretation of Patek Philippe’s renowned reference 2597 travel-time watch.

    The present example is a very rare edition of only five examples made in pink gold in 2014 with a multi-chrome cloisonné map depicting North America, the Caribbean and northern South America. Similar to the mid-20th century masterpieces, the watch is designed for travellers to keep track of time both at home and local time. The dial is asymmetric with the GMT aperture (home time) at the 9 o’clock position larger in proportion to the date wheel at 3 o’clock, giving more emphasis to the 24-hour dial. The 41mm diameter case features small pushers at 8 and 10 o’clock, which allows for easy time change of the hour hand (travel time), moving it either forwards or backwards. The beauty and superior craftsmanship of the exquisite dial is matched by the exceptional in-house movement with 22K gold guilloché micro-rotor regulated by the innovative, double direct impulse escapement.

    Laurent Ferrier’s Galet Traveller US is a magical timepiece that is sure to please collectors who look to appreciate the past and the future. Consigned by the original owner, the watch is complete with its original certificate and presentation box. It is well-preserved in lovely original condition, and will surely be a joy to wear.

    Consigned by the Original Owner

  • 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 extremely fine limited edition pink gold dual time wristwatch with cloisonné enamel dial and date, accompanied by original certificate and presentation box

Circa 2014
41mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

$30,000 - 60,000 

Sold for $52,920

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New York Auction 12 December 2020