WHITE GOLD CASE – WHITE DIAL
Representing a subtle blend of traditions and contemporary techniques, the Galet Micro-Rotor features an understated dial concealing a concentrated blend of horological innovations.
Its calibre that is automatically wound by means of an off-centred Micro-Rotor, stems from an exclusive development inspired by the “natural” escapement invented by Abraham-Louis Breguet. This new double direct-impulse escapement fitted directly on the balance is equipped with a silicon lever. This modern construction, combined with the use of cutting-edge materials, maximizes energy efficiency, which in turn ensures high amplitude for the balance and reduces the mechanical force required to wind the mainspring.
The harmonious construction and the technical performances of the Galet Micro-Rotor are part of a global approach envisaged for each of the movement parts, aimed at optimizing energy management – the ultimate goal being to improve user friendliness by more efficient automatic winding of the movement.
The Galet Micro-Rotor features three exclusive characteristics:
- a micro-rotor pawl-fitted automatic winding system fixed between the mainplate and the micro-rotor bridge
- a silicon escapement with double direct impulse on the balance
- a silent-block shock-absorbing system protecting the micro-rotor
The escapement with double direct impulse on the balance
This exclusive silicon escapement with double direct impulse on the balance is inspired by the father of modern horology, Abraham-Louis Breguet. This modern construction, associated with the use of cutting-edge materials, maximises the restitution of energy. The excellent efficiency of this escapement serves to reduce the torque required to wind the mainspring and hence optimises the movement winding.
What is the meaning of “double direct impulse on the balance”?
Inspired by detent escapements, this Laurent Ferrier escapement offers the advance of giving two impulses per oscillation (1 oscillation = 2 vibrations). This means that the movement frequency of 3 Hz (21,600 vph) impulses the balance 21,600 times per hour.
- FBN Calibre 229.01, automatic winding with pawl-fitted micro-rotor, 72-hour power reserve
- hours, minutes, small seconds at 6 o’clock
- Movement diameter
- 14’’’ = 31.60 mm
- Movement thickness
- 4.35 mm
- Number of parts
- Number of jewels
- 21,600 vph (3Hz)
- silver-toned, slate grey or black, with vertical satin-brushed finish
- drop-shaped in 18K white gold or 5N red gold
- “Assegai-shaped” in 18K gold for the hours and minutes, baton-shaped for the seconds
- 18K white gold 210Pd non-rhodiumed or 5N red gold
- Water resistance
- 30 m
- Case diameter
- 40 mm
- Case thickness
- 10.70 mm
- in brown or black hand-sewn alligator leather with Alcantara lining
- buckle or double-blade folding clasp in 18K white gold or 5N red gold