Laurent Ferrier Galet Classic Tourbillon Double Spiral

The “Ferrier” are a family with a long horological tradition, in Geneva since three generations, committed to the watch craftsmen excellence. Laurent and his son Christian – for the movement’s conception – embark on this great adventure by collaborating with “La Fabrique du Temps” founded by Enrico Barbasini and Michel Navas two outstanding watchmakers.

Laurent Ferrier’s vision was to create an exclusive time piece with a traditional mechanical complication the “Galet Classic Tourbillon Double Spiral”. The “Tourbillon double balance spring” movement is an exclusive creation, conceived and realized with the master watchmakers of “La Fabrique du Temps” in a creative collective approach. The option of showing the tourbillon cage through the sapphire case back was inspired by subtle and discrete design.

The 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. 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.

You can find a winding system with a very soft design, without the modern check spring for the pull-out piece. Laurent Ferrier uses 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.

Technical details
Model:  REFERENCE LCF001-J, “GALET” CLASSIC Yellow gold 2N 18K/750

Movement
REFERENCE LF619-01
TOURBILLON DOUBLE BALANCE SPRING
Diameter: 14’’ (Ø 31.60 mm)
Thickness: 5.57 mm
Frequency: 3Hz (21600 vibrations/hour)
Power reserve: 80 hours (Theoretical: 86.7 hours)
Manual winding
182 mechanical parts / 23 jewels
Hours and minutes in the centre
Small seconds at 6 o’clock on tourbillon frame pivot
Tourbillon rotating cage visible through sapphire case back

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

Case
Yellow gold 2N 18K/750
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
Water resistant at 30 meters
Crown: Yellow gold 2N 18K/750 in ball shape

Dial
White Grand Feu enamel Roman numerals in black
Small second hand recessed at 6 o’clock

Hands
Hours & minutes: Sagaie
Second: baton poised
Black, white gold, treated black ruthenium

Strap
Alligator High Shiny Brown Hand sewed Alcantara lining
Dimensions: 20 x 16 mm
Tongue Buckle 16 mm Yellow gold 2N 18K/750

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