Unveiled in 2010, the Galet, which is inspired from the pebble shape, is Laurent Ferrier’s first collection. Five years later, polished by time and shaped by experience, the ‘pebble’ is being reinterpreted. At Baselworld 2015, Laurent Ferrier unveiled its new model: the Galet Square.
Its evolution has been gentle and gradual, like the curves of minerals polished by the waves. The pebble, stemming from centuries of the incessantly repeated work of nature, embodies the purest expression of gentle shapes. For Laurent Ferrier, the Galet is the perfect integration of all parts of a case, as if one were holding a pebble in one’s hand. The whole challenge lay in preserving the spirit of the Galet, and of interpreting this new shape into the initial project without making a break with the past.
This is also the first time that Laurent Ferrier is introducing a steel case. The Galet Square, 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.
A second version has a blue dial featuring a vertical satin-brushed finish that is a favourite with Laurent Ferrier and creates a velvety sheen that is particularly pleasing to the eye. This variation features 11 white gold hour-markers.
FBN Calibre 229.01, automatic winding with pawl-fitted micro-rotor, 72-hour power reserve
Micro-rotor winding system fixed between the main plate and the micro-rotor bridge
Silicon escapement with double direct impulse on the balance
A silent block shock protection system for the micro-rotor
Movement diameter: 14’’’ = 31.60 mm
Movement thickness: 4.35 mm
Number of parts: 186
Number of jewels: 35
Frequency: 21,600 vph (3Hz)
Hours, minutes, small seconds at 6 o’clock
Water resistance: to 30 m
Case diameter: 41x 41mm (45.35mm across)
Case thickness: 11.10 mm
Sunburst gold-toned with three white drop-shaped hour-markers in 18K/750 white gold
Blue-toned, vertical satin-brushed finish with 11 drop-shaped hour-markers in 18K/750 white gold
Hands: in 18K/750 white gold, “Assegai-shaped” for the hours and minutes, baton-shaped for the seconds
Light brown barbialla calf or dark blue alligator leather with Alcantara lining, hand sewn
Buckle/clasp: pin buckle or double-blade folding clasp in stainless steel
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