WHITE GOLD CASE – WHITE ENAMEL DIAL

Ref: LCF001.G1.E10

WHITE GOLD CASE – WHITE ENAMEL DIAL

Ref: LCF001.G1.E10

The Galet Classic watch has decisively proven its worth since being presented in 2010, earned enviable distinctions such as in the 2010 Geneva Watchmaking Grand Prix in the men’s watch category.

The Galet Classic is an elegant and efficient timepiece, equipped with an exclusive in-house movement developed, assembled and adjusted in the Laurent Ferrier workshops.

The curve of the case reflects the brand’s pure, restrained design codes. It is pebble-shaped (galet in French) in a nod to the large and refined historical watch models. It is equipped with a ball-shaped winding-crown ensuring more pleasant handling.

The mechanical hand-wound movement, visible exclusively through the sapphire caseback is fitted with a double balance-spring tourbillon device crafted in the finest traditional manner with a rating precision duly certified by Besançon Observatory

The white gold case makes a perfect match with the white grand feu enamel dial punctuated by black painted Roman numerals. The gold hands are “assegai-shaped” for the hours and minutes and baton-shaped for the seconds. A red seconds counter at 6 o’clock is rimmed by a white gold flange that is manually bevelled and polished.

As with all watches bearing the Laurent Ferrier signature, each detail of this version of the Galet Classic has been meticulously chosen and crafted with rigorous care.

In endowing the Galet Classic with such attributes, Laurent Ferrier demonstrates its unconditional respect for classical fine watchmaking. Time should have no hold over this model that displays an authentic sense of detail.

 

Watch Specifications

TOURBILLON DOUBLE BALANCE SPRING

Diameter
14’’’ (Ø 31.60 mm)
Thickness
5.57 mm
Frequency
3Hz (21600 vibrations/hour)
Power reserve
80 hours
TOURBILLON FEATURES
Tourbillon, opposite double balance spring
Double balance springs “Geneva”
“Swiss” pallet escapement
Balance at variable geometry, with screw
Tourbillon frame carrier in periphery

MODEL CASE

CASE
"GALET" CLASSIC 18K/750 White gold 210 Pd or Red Gold 5N
Dimensions
Ø 41 mm (50 mm on horns)
Thickness
on material 9.50 mm / on sapphire 12.50 mm 3 parts, middle, bezel and bottom hooked Sapphire bottom, tourbillon movement vision Convex spherical sapphire crystals
Crown
18K/750 White gold 210 Pd or Red Gold 5N in ball shape

DIAL

DIAL
White, Ivory-colored Grand Feu enamel or black onyx
DETAILS
Small second hand recessed at 6 o’clock

HANDS

Hours & minutes
Sagaie
Second
baton poised White gold, white gold with ruthenium treatment or white gold white painted

BRACELET

BRACELET
Wristlet Alligator High Shiny Brown, Grey or Black Hand sewed Alcantara lining
DIMENSIONS
20 x 16 mm
MATERIAL
18K/750 White gold 210 Pd or Red Gold 5N pin buckle or folding clasp

Watch Functions

Our hand-wound calibre “Tourbillon double balance spring” is an exclusive Laurent Ferrier movement which features a concept of two inversed balance springs. This mechanism allows the movement to average out the earth gravity by keeping the balance centre of gravity on its axis.

The balance-springs neutralise the lateral displacement of the balance axis, while the tourbillon compensates for the variations in rate in all vertical positions.

The Galet Classic is indeed chronometer-certified by Besançon Observatory

This timeless style movement is inspired by great chronometers of the 19th century. Some elements recall “Chronometer Competition Watches” which showed the know-how of the greatest watchmakers craftsmen.

We will find a winding system with a very soft design, without the modern check-spring for the pull-out piece. We also chose to use a long “blade” type click ratchet, polished and with a curved shape.
It is a very accurate movement but also sturdy, thought in the least details to go through time and generations and thus to testify of a know-how dating back 200 years.
It features also a lot of handcraft which can only be done by the expert hand of skilled and passionate watchmaker craftsmen.
Numerous engaging angles and different curved finishing are here to testify.

The calibre construction is inspired by the major 19th century chronometry models with their manual-winding system featuring a long-blade-type ratchet pawl system distinguished by the delicate mechanical clicking sound emitted during winding. The movement is finished with extreme care, as evidenced by the manual decoration on the tourbillon carriage bridge. The design of the bridges is inspired by pocket-watches and the decoration is executed in keeping with the finest watchmaking traditions, including 30 hand-crafted interior angles. The bridges are adorned with a Côtes de Genève motif, the mainplate is circular-grained, the sharp edges and interior angles are chamfered and hand-polished, and the screw heads are also polished. The result is a supremely refined expression of pure horological artistry.

Watch variations

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