Since its commencement in 2010, the brand Laurent Ferrier and its unique watch, the Galet , have consistently been top choices of our own, here at Monochrome. The purposes behind that are straightforward: the plan, the class, the execution and primarily, the excellence of the developments. Throughout the long term, the assortment has seen a few advancements, the most critical being the dispatch of a somewhat bolder, more easygoing watch, the Galet Square with pad case . Today, Laurent Ferrier presents one more form, a limited edition, which comes with many visual evolutions… Here is the Laurent Ferrier Galet Square Porcelain Dial Limited Edition.
The principle advancement for this limited edition of 10 pieces concerns the dial. While as of not long ago Laurent Ferrier has utilized mostly very professional metal or gold dials, and, obviously, grand feu enamel on certain pieces, the new edition currently comes with something new: porcelain. The cycle engaged with delivering these dials is amazingly complex and addresses a genuine specialized test. The circles are molded by hand from a kaolin-based substance. When demonstrated and terminated at 1400°C/2550°F, the impeccable white porcelain is covered with a layer of straightforward polish that gives it an excellent gleam. The porcelain circles should be impeccably profiled to guarantee an ideal fit inside the watch case.
The plan of the actual dial is additionally new for the brand. Seldom do the LF watches include Arabic numerals (most come with applied lists or Roman numerals). Here, we have ten anthracite non-italic Breguet Arabic numerals, and one extra, at 12, that is painted in red. Likewise new is the moment external rail with gold round moment specks for the minutes, four jewel shape gold markers at 3, 6, 9 and 12 and more modest precious stone shape gold examples for the tenths. At long last, the sub-second dial is on a similar level as the remainder of the dial and not recessed like on a large portion of the LF watches. This Laurent Ferrier Galet Square Porcelain present an astonishing collectible/pocketwatch-like look, suggestive of what was found on late nineteenth century or mid twentieth century watches. Time is shown by the signature (and heavenly) white gold ruthenium treated “assegai-formed” hands.
Compared to the normal steel Galet Square, the instance of the Laurent Ferrier Galet Square Porcelain is similarly molded, regardless of whether here made in 18k white gold. We actually have the pad molded focal part and a recessed ball-formed winding-crown. The case estimates 41mm in width and 11.10mm in tallness, and the back is furnished with a snap-on back guaranteeing that the development remains effectively accessible.
Inside, no changes, we actually discover the greatly brightened and profoundly specialized miniature rotor development. This self-winding type FBN 229.01 is furnished with a unidirectional pawl-fitted miniature rotor and offering a three-day (72h) power reserve. It is fitted with a silicon escapement including a twofold immediate motivation on the equilibrium. This innovation created by Laurent Ferrier empowers the equilibrium to be instigated twice per swaying, a rule that requires two getaway haggles fittingly formed switch, maximizing energy productivity and guaranteeing a high plentifulness of the balance.
The design of this Laurent Ferrier Galet Square Porcelain – as we showed you in subtleties with the LF Montre Ecole – is noteworthy: hand-slanted scaffolds, hand-cleaned points with interior anglages, dark cleaning on the steel parts, angled wheel-spokes, reflect like gem and screw sinks. Unadulterated Haute-Horlogerie.
The Laurent Ferrier Galet Square Porcelain is a limited edition of 10 pieces, with a retail cost of $64,000. More subtleties on laurentferrier.ch .
Technical Specifications – Laurent Ferrier Galet Square Porcelain Limited Edition
- Case: 41mm x 41mm x 11.10mm pad molded case – 18k white gold, totally cleaned – sapphire precious stone on the two sides – snap-on back – 30m water resistant
- Movement: calibre FBN 229.01, in-house, chronometer appraised (Observatoire de Besançon) – self-winding through miniature rotor – 3Hz recurrence with double direct-drive escapement – 72h force hold – hours, minutes, seconds
- Dial: White porcelain, anthracite nickel Breguet type numerals, 12 in red, gold painted indexes
- Strap: Hand-sewn earthy colored crocodile, 18k white gold Ardillon pin buckle
- Price: $64,000