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  • Manufacturer: Laurent Ferrier
    Year: Circa 2014
    Movement No: No. 041
    Model Name: Galet Traveller
    Material: 18K white gold
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. LF230.01, 48 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K white gold Laurent Ferrier pin buckle
    Dimensions: 41mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement, and clasp signed.
    Accessories: Accompanied by original receipt dated October 13th, 2014, original certificate, chronometer certificate, instruction manual, loupe, polishing cloth, fitted leather presentation box, and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Laurent Ferrier spent close to 37 years in product development at Patek Philippe, taking only a short yet exciting break to pursue his passion for automobile racing, a stint punctuated by a podium finish at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1979 right behind none other than Paul Newman.

    Ferrier presented his first watch in 2010, the Galet Classique, a superbly classical yet suave timepiece with a phenomenally gorgeous and painstakingly hand decorated tourbillon movement. His vision of pure elegant designs and superbly finished movements has made the brand a favorite amongst aficionados of independent watchmaking.

    The Galet Traveller is a superb modern take on the Patek Philippe dual time reference 2597 from the 1960s with two buttons on the side of the case that, once pressed, will move the hour hand backward or forward by one hour increcmetns to set time in a new time zone, home time being elegantly displayed via an aperture at 9 o’clock and the date displayed at 3 o’clock. The dial on this white gold example combines different depths and finishes in silver to contrast against elegant the brand’s signature Assegai hands and elongated hour markers in pink gold.

    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 as ensuring better distribution of energy. The movement is superbly hand finished and decorated with a beautifully tapered rotor bridge, polished angles, and Geneva waves.

    The present example in white gold with pink gold hands and accents is offered here in excellent condition with its full set of original accessories, even down to the original purchase receipt.

  • 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 beautiful and elegant white gold dual time chronometer wristwatch with certificate and presentation box

Circa 2014
41mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement, and clasp signed.

$20,000 - 40,000 

Sold for $40,320

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The 2021 New York Watch Auction

New York Auction 11 - 12 December 2021