Laurent Ferrier “Galet Square – Spain Edition”
The Galet Square, stylish design but natural evolution of the original Galet, comes back with a new dial for a Spain Edition.
A DESIGN IN WHICH EVERY DETAILS IS HONED TO PERFECTION
Technically speaking, the original Galet has become a square leaning towards a cushion shape. Laurent Ferrier has devoted particular attention to the aesthetic harmony of the model. This involved rigorous respect for the proportions between the volume of the case and that of the movement. The flowing lines designed five years ago by Laurent Ferrier have been maintained and are now housed within a new case that reprises every subtle detail. The difficulty of the exercise lay in preserving this aesthetic signature while gently shifting it towards new lines.
The Galet Square, measuring 41 x 41 mm, is intended to assert a bolder presence on the wrist than the models that inspired it. Its lines are writing a new chapter in the history of the Laurent Ferrier workshops.
THE INTRODUCTION OF STEEL CASE IN THE COLLECTION
Laurent Ferrier had introduced for the first time a steel case with the Galet Square Micro-Rotor. Which is joining the brand’s regular collections, thereby opens up a whole new creative era for collections that had thus far been crafted only from rare and precious metals.
The movement is still the self-winding FBN 229.01 calibre with unidirectional pawl-fitted micro- rotor and a three-day power reserve. This is the third in-house movement developed, assembled and adjusted in the Laurent Ferrier workshops. It is equipped with silicon escapement featuring double direct impulse on the balance. This innovation developed by Laurent Ferrier enables the balance to be impelled twice per oscillation, a principle that requires two escape-wheels and an appropriately shaped lever. This modern construction, combined with the use of cutting-edge materials, maximises energy efficiency, thereby guaranteeing a high amplitude of the balance. This reduces the amount of mechanical force required to wind the mainspring and thus optimises winding.
A SPECIAL DIAL FOR SPAIN
For “The Watch Enthusiast” TWE Event, Laurent Ferrier created a blue dial featuring a sunburst satin-brushed finish. This model features 4 white gold “drop-Shaped” hour markers with 4 Superluminova points at 3, 6, 9, 12 o’clock and a target print in slate grey. The “Arrow” hands are in white gold with white Superluminova.
The back bezel is engraved with “Early Numbers” mention especially for the 5 first owners.
The finishes shared by the model reflect the high standards Laurent Ferrier imposes on all its creations. All are performed in keeping with the finest watchmaking traditions. Alongside the Côtes de Genève motif on the bridges and the circular graining on the mainplate, the wheel spokes are bevelled, the screw hands are chamfered and polished, the interior angles are hand- crafted. The sapphire crystal case-back provides a fascinating glimpse of this fine workmanship and reveals an attractively balanced structure stemming from a clever combination of lines and curves.
Retail Price (VAT excl)
39,000CHF with pin buckle
40,000CHF with folding clasp