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Hands-On with the Laurent Ferrier Galet Classic Square Tourbillon

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The newly introduced Galet Classic Square Tourbillon Double Balance Spring is basically a square version of the Galet Classic Tourbillon Double Balance Spring that we showed you last year. Inside, the hand wound movement (caliber LF 619.01), powering the new timepiece, is identical. It beats at 3Hz (21,600 vph), has 188 parts, 23 jewels, and an 80-hour power reserve. The bridges are decorated with Geneva stripes, the mainplate has a circular graining decoration, the angles are chamfered and polished by hands, and the screw heads are also polished. The differences are in the 18K white gold case, which at 41.5 mm x 12.70 mm, is slightly larger, and square. And the dial, which, has a printed railway minutes track, circular satin-brushed chapter ring, applied drop-shaped hour markers, assegai-shaped ruthenium-treated white gold hands, on top of a silver-toned opaline finish dial.

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Laurent Ferrier Galet Micro-Rotor platinum limited edition Hands-On

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Laurent Ferrier is a third generation watchmaker with 40 years of experience – including at Patek Philippe most recently – who has very quickly built a distinguished independent haute horology watch company from scratch (first watch launched in 2010). Inspired by 19th-century pocket watches, his timepieces represent the simplicity, uncluttered aesthetics, and precision he values. He develops his own watches, from conception through production and in doing so is backed by his son Christian, a guarantee of continuity. This particular model – launched at Baselworld 2015 – is the Galet Micro-Rotor in platinum and is limited to 18 pieces that will be delivered over the course of a 3-year production cycle. The first of which has just been delivered, with at least one more expected to be available for sale this year. Similar to the Galet Classic, this limited model

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Laurent Ferrier Galet Square Hands-On

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At Baselworld 2015 Laurent Ferrier launched the Galet Square. It’s unique cushion shaped case is based on the Laurent Ferrier’s first collection, the Galet (pebble). The Galet Square measures 41 by 41mm (45.35mm across) by 11.10 mm thick. There are three models: red gold with chocolate dial and 11 red gold applied drop-shaped hour markers in red gold, steel with blue blue-toned dial with vertical satin-brushed finish with 11 drop-shaped hour-markers in white gold, and steel with a sunburst gold-toned dial with three white drop-shaped hour-markers in white gold. Beautifully finished Assegai-shaped hands make a distinct statement in the center of the dial, just like with the rest of the Galet models. The hands are in 18K white or red gold (depending on the model). The finish of the cases, the dials, the hands, and the movement is immaculate. The

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Laurent Ferrier Galet Classic Tourbillon Double Balance Spring

Winner of the Best Men’s Watch award at the 2010 Geneva Watchmaking Grand Prix, the Galet Classic Tourbillon Double Balance Spring comes in a variety of models, including red gold with a white grand feu enamel dial (pictured). The case measures 41 mm in diameter and is polished to a mirror finish. Dark grey polished hands, black Roman numerals, black train track minute ring and a small seconds subdial (at 6 o’clock) with red graduations stand out against the beautiful white enamel dial. The signature “Assegai-shaped” hour and minute hands are particularly striking. Underneath the dial is a 23 jewel manually wound tourbillon movement (caliber 619.01), that beats at 3Hz and has an 80-hour power reserve. It features a tourbillon and an industry first double balance-spring that was developed and is produced in-house. According to Laurent Ferrier, “The balance-springs neutralize

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Only Watch 2015: An original edition of the Galet Square

Only Watch, a is charity watch auction that takes place every two years (all proceeds go to support research on Duchenne muscular dystrophy). For 2015, it will take place on November 7th. There will be 40 watches being donated from prestigious watch companies for this 6th edition of Only Watch, including a unique version of the Galet Square by watchmaker Laurent Ferrier. Prior to the auction, a traveling exhibition will present the entire collection in Monaco, Hong Kong, Beijing, New York and London. For the first time, Only Watch 2015 will take place in Geneva, orchestrated by Philipps Bacs & Russo. Laurent Ferrier has chosen to offer an unique version of its latest model, the Galet Square. Powered by the micro-rotor movement with “échappement naturel”, this steel Galet Square offers a two-tone silvered sector dial and unique lugs specially created

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Laurent Ferrier Galet Classic Double Spiral in White Gold

The Laurent Ferrier Galet Classic Double Spiral, which was released in rose gold earlier this year, is now available in white gold. Like the rose gold version, the 18k white gold version be offered in a 41 mm diameter case with a slate grey colored 18k gold plate dial with a vertical satin-brushed finish. The exquisite grey gold dial was galvanized to a grey color via an electron-charged liquid bath. The hour and minute hands are in 18k white gold and are "assegai-shaped"; the seconds hand is baton-shaped. Roman numerals are 18K white gold with a hollowed small seconds dial at 6 o'clock.

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

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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