Due to requests from customers and collectors eager to savour the view of the Galet Classic Tourbillon’s spectacle not only from the movement but also from the dial, Laurent Ferrier worked on a unusual view of the tourbillon itself, visible from the bottom cage.
To further showcase the raison d’être of the Galet Classic Dual, the task was to offer this view through the dial side, with the tourbillon remaining in its initial position. By turning around the tourbillon mechanism, a new look has resulted, providing an unusual take on the most elegant of watch features.
And yet it is a truly subtle exposé, one to be appreciated by connoisseurs of tourbillons. A tourbillon’s mechanical ballet is too beautiful to be hidden away. Equally, it is too precious, too rare a creation to be presented in any manner other than one of understated grace.
To provide a perfect presentation of this most noble of horological feats, the Galet Classic Dualis encased in a white gold housing, of a comfortable 41mm diameter. This surrounds a dial with its circular satin-brushed chapter ring and its sole numeral – a Roman XII – in a raised, powdered silver-toned grey transfer. Delicate is the contrast between the chapter ring and the silver-toned vertical satin-brushed finish in the center, accented further by a railway minutes track painted in slate grey.
The Galet Classic Dual timepiece comes fitted with a blue alligator leather strap with Alcantara lining. This is secured by a pin buckle or a double-blade folding clasp in 18K white gold.
Model: The Galet Classic Dual
Calibre reference: LF 619.03
Hand-wound movement, chronometer-certified
Diameter: 14’’’ (Ø 31.60 mm)
Thickness: 5.57 mm
Frequency: 3Hz (21,600 vibrations/hour)
Power reserve: 80 hours
Central hours and minutes
Tourbillon carriage visible through the dial and case-back
Tourbillon, two top-to-tail balance springs
Two Geneva-type balance-spring stud-holders
Swiss lever escapement with steel escape-wheel and lever
Variable-geometry balance with gold adjustment screws
Peripheral tourbillon carriage driving system
18K / 210Pd non-rhodium plated white gold
Three parts: case middle, bezel and snap-on case-back
Thickness: including the sapphire crystal 12.70 mm
Sapphire crystal case-back
Water-resistant to 30 metres
“Ball-shaped” crown in 18K/ 210Pd white gold
Circular satin-brushed chapter ring, silver-toned vertical satin-brushed finish in the center, accented further by a railway minutes track painted in slate grey
Roman XII – in a raised, powdered silver-toned grey transfer
18K/210Pd white gold with black ruthenium treatment
Hours & minutes: “assegai-shaped”
Dark blue alligator leather, hand-sewn, Alcantara lining
18K white gold 16 mm pin buckle or double-blade folding clasp