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Baselworld 2012: Laurent Ferrier Galet Classic Tourbillon Double Spiral (preview)

March 6, 2012

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Laurent Ferrier, a 37-year Patek Philippe veteran master watchmaker, now an independent, will unveil an exquisite hidden double-harispring tourbillon timepiece at Baselworld - the Galet Classic.

It will be offered in a 41 mm 18 k red gold case with a slate grey colored 18k gold plate dial with vertical satin-brushed finishes. The hour and minute hands are in 18k red gold and are "assegai-shaped"; the seconds hand is baton-shaped. The Roman numeral hour markers are in red gold. The small seconds dial at 6 o'clock is hollowed.

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"It is powered by the famous exclusive manufacture movement, FNB 916.01, developed, assembled and adjusted by Laurent Ferrier. Inspired by the great 19th century chronometry models, the hand-wound system does without the modern setting-lever spring, which is replaced by a "long-blade" type ratchet pawl graced with finishing testifying to the watchmaker's exceptional expertise. The exquisite finesse of this craftsmanship confirms Laurent Ferrier's preference for subtlety and discretion, in order to find its way through successive decades and generations."

Caliber FNB 916.01 is hand-wound with 182 parts, 23 jewels, a frequency of 21,600 vph (3Hz) and an impressive 80-hour power reserve. Functions include hours, minutes and seconds. Hand-sewn brown alligator with Alcantara suede lining and a pin buckle or double-blade folding clasp in red gold. Water-resistant to 30 meters.

Retail TBD

Baselworld, Laurent Ferrier


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