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  • Description

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  • Manufacturer: Laurent Ferrier
    Year: 2017
    Movement No: No. 019
    Case No: 13/15
    Model Name: Galet Traveller Limited Edition for Hodinkee
    Material: Titanium
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. LF230.02, 41 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: Titanium Laurent Ferrier pin buckle
    Dimensions: 41mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement, and clasp signed.
    Accessories: Accompanied by, polishing cloth, loupe, fitted presentation box, and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Laurent Ferrier presented his first watch in 2010, the Galet Classique, a superbly classical yet suave timepiece with an exquisite and painstakingly hand decorated tourbillon-equipped movement. His vision of purely elegant designs and superbly finished movements has made the brand a favorite amongst aficionados.

    The present Galet Traveller is part of an extremely limited run of only fifteen watches made in collaboration with Hodinkee, the renowned online watch magazine, of which the present watch is number 13. The Galet Traveller is an innovative, modern take on the Patek Philippe travel 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. The hour of the wearer’s home time zone is elegantly displayed via an aperture at 9 o’clock.

    The present watch from 2017 features a cavalcade of details exclusive to this model and not found in other Galet Traveller models: a polished titanium case almost silky in appearance, the removal of the subsidiary seconds dial and date window, a stunning deep blue enamel dial center, and a ruthenium plated movement.

    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 for better distribution of energy.

    Presented in outstanding overall condition from the collection of the original owner, this Galet Traveller Limited Edition is accompanied with all of its original accessories. As the world reopens, this timepiece will be the perfect companion to explore a newly reinvigorated love of travel.

    PROPERTY OF 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 handsome and appealing titanium limited edition dual-time wristwatch with blue enamel dial, and presentation box

2017
41mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement, and clasp signed.

Estimate
$20,000 - 40,000 
CHF18,700-37,300
€17,800-35,600
HK$156,000-312,000

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The 2021 New York Watch Auction

New York Auction 11 - 12 December 2021