For 2018, Laurent Ferrier launches the Régulateur in a 5N red gold square case with an opaline black nickel dial. The combination of red and black is cherished by Laurent Ferrier and became a signature for its elegance, balance and legibility. Its visage is always classical, with the most important of the three indicators – the large, centrally-positioned hand – displaying the minutes. Above the centre, at 12 o’clock is the hours display, while below it, at 6 o’clock is the seconds subdial.
The movement is the LF Caliber 228.01, with automatic winding courtesy of a pawl-fitted micro-rotor, delivering a 72-hour power reserve.
The 41mm red gold case is water resistant to 30m and is fitted with sapphire crystals for front and back, for a perfect view of the movement. Alongside the Côtes-de-Genève motif on the bridges and the circular graining on the mainplate, the wheel spokes are bevelled, the screw heads are chamfered and polished and the interior angles are hand-crafted.
For this new Laurent Ferrier Galet Square Régulateur Black, the brand decided to use the praised Square case. The dial is extremely clean and refined. Opaline black nickel has been chosen, with the hour and seconds counters recessed and contracted with a nickel black snailed finish.
The small hours dial bears powdered silver-toned Roman numerals, “railway track” ring with four Arabic numerals at 15, 30, 45 and 60 minutes. The hands for the three functions include a “leaf shaped” hand for the hours and “assegai-shaped” hand for the minutes and a baton-shaped hand for the seconds. All three hands are in red gold (5N).
The Galet Square Régulateur Black will be available from Laurent Ferrier agents from August.
Model: GALET SQUARE RÉGULATEUR BLACK
FBN 228.01 Caliber, automatic winding with pawl-fitted Micro-Rotor, 72-hour power reserve
Micro-rotor winding system fixed between the main plate and the Micro-Rotor bridge
Silicon escapement with double direct impulse on the balance
A silent block shock protection type system for the Micro-Rotor
Movement diameter: 14’’’ = 31.60 mm
Movement thickness: 4.35 mm
Number of parts: 189
Number of jewels: 35
Frequency: 21,600 vph (3Hz)
Hours, minutes, small seconds at 6 o’clock
18K 5N Red Gold
Diameter: 41 mm
Thickness: including the sapphire crystal 10.95 mm
Sapphire crystal case-back
Water-resistant to 30 metres
Opaline black nickel
Hours and Seconds counters recessed with a nickel black snailed finish (hour counter diameter 12.60, seconds counter diameter 10.60)
Markers: painted in powdered silver
Roman numerals and baton for the Hours painted in powdered silver
Railway minutes track with painted Arabic numerals at 15,30,45,60 in powdered silver
Regulateur: painted in powered 5N
Hours: “leaf-shaped” hand in 18K 5N red gold
Minutes: “assegai-shaped” hand in 18K 5N red gold
Seconds: baton-shaped in 18K 5N red gold
Brown alligator leather, hand-sewn, Alcantara lining
Red gold pin buckle or double-blade folding clasp on request