Laurent Ferrier, Swiss luxury watch brand based in Geneva, unveils a one-of-a-kind special edition timepiece for Only Watch 2013 Charity auction. Christened as Laurent Ferrier Only Watch Dove, this unique timepiece beats to the rhythm of the very first movement of the second version of the Tourbillon Double Spiral – meaning number “000” of LF Calibre 619.01. The calibre is encased within a steel “pebble” framing a hand-painted grand feu enamel dial depicting a dove, while the gold-rimmed small seconds subdial bears a tone-on-tone painting of the Monaco coat-of-arms.
The “Assegai-shaped” hour and minute hands together with a baton-shaped seconds hand and three hour-markers set the finishing touch for this spectacular timepiece. The movement finishing and decoration can be admired through the transparent case-back. The inscription “Only Watch” is engraved on the barrel drum.
The manual winding mechanical movement LF Calibre 619 has a power reserve of 80 hours. The manual-winding system of the Galet Classic Only Watch appears without the modern winding-stem pull-out piece spring, replaced by a “long blade” ratchet pawl with a smoothly round-polished finish hand-crafted in the in-house workshops. This component may be admired through the back of the case, protected by a sapphire crystal that also provides views of the manual finishing of the calibre – performed in harmony with the most demanding standards of traditional Fine Watchmaking. 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 bevelled and polished. Finally, the drum of the barrel is delicately engraved with the inscription “Only Watch 2013”.
The Galet Classic Only Watch is fitted with an Alcantara-lined beige alligator leather strap fastened by a steel pin buckle. The model is housed inside a presentation box featuring a commemorative plate showing the Principality of Monaco on a world map. This exceptional new creation vividly demonstrates the exceptional capacities cultivated by Laurent Ferrier in the field of horological techniques, watch exteriors, as well as its responsiveness and its will to maintain autonomous development.
Crafted in keeping with the highest standards of traditional Swiss Watchmaking, the Laurent Ferrier Only Watch Dove will be a showstopper at the grand Monaco auction of exceptional and one of kind luxury
watches that will take place on September 28th 2013. Profits of this auction will benefit to the research into Duchenne muscular dystrophy.
Calibre reference: LF 619.01 – series number “000”
Hand-wound movement, chronometer-certified
Diameter: 14’’’ (Ø 31.60 mm)
Thickness: 5.57 mm
Frequency: 3Hz (21,600 vibrations/hour)
Power reserve: 100 hours
Central hours and minutes
Small seconds at 6 o’clock on the tourbillon carriage pivot
Tourbillon carriage visible through the case-back
Tourbillon, two top-to-tail balance springs
Two Geneva-type balance-spring studs
Laurent Ferrier Swiss lever escapement with steel escape-wheel and lever
Variable-geometry balance with gold adjustment screws
Peripheral tourbillon carriage driving system
Three parts: case middle, bezel and snap-on case-back
Size: Ø 41 mm (50 mm including the lugs)
Thickness: of the material 9.50 mm / including the sapphire crystal 12.50 mm
Sapphire crystal case-back
Water-resistant to 30 metres
“Ball-shaped” steel crown
Sand-coloured grand feu enamel on 18K gold, depicting a dove
3 “teardrop” hour-markers in 18K white gold (12, 3 and 9 o’clock)
Small seconds counter at 6 o’clock depicting the Monaco coat-of-arms and the map of the Principality
210Pd 18K white gold
Hours and minutes: “assegai-shaped”
Seconds: baton-type with counterweight
Hand-sewn beige alligator leather, Alcantara lining
Steel pin buckle