Laurent Ferrier’s partner, Swiss FineTiming, Laurent Ferrier has commissioned a new version of the Galet Square micro-rotor offering a two-tone red gold hued sector dial typical of the late 1930s with lugs designed expressly for Swiss FineTiming.
The design reflects an Art Deco feel consistent with the architecture of their Walton Street boutique. The special edition piece marks the opening of the new Swiss FineTiming store located on Walton Street, downtown Chicago.
For this special edition, Laurent Ferrier presents a new composition of space on its sector dial, while respecting the aesthetic codes of its collection. The harmonious division between an outer circle with a circular satin-brushed finish and a central zone with a vertical satin-brushed finish lends the dial this two-tone effect.
The space is marked out by an anthracite nickel and raised chapter ring featuring curved markers paying a distinctive nod to the brand’s iconic drop-shaped hour-markers. This new red gold colored dial is punctuated by anthracite nickel Breguet type numerals at 9, 12 and 3 o’clock and an applied chapter ring with a round cabochon cut finish, polished manually offering a beautiful volume effect and focus firmly on readability. The outer rail is complemented by anthracite painted Breguet numerals.
The dial is graced with “arrow-shaped” hours and minutes hands in gold, treated with ruthenium; while the baton-type seconds hand add the finishing touches. The Laurent Ferrier logo is silver print depicted on the cartouche.
Laurent Ferrier designed distinctive lugs featuring a side decoration exclusively for Swiss FineTiming. The timepiece is fitted with a ball-shaped winding-crown ensure ease of handling.
The back sapphire was treated to reveal on the inner part, the Swiss FineTiming logo. The back bezel shows the number of the timepiece out of ten. Its water resistance is guaranteed to a depth of 30 meters.
The watch is powered by the self-winding FBN Caliber 229.01 equipped with a unidirectional pawl-fitted micro-rotor with a three-day power reserve. This is the third exclusive in-house movement developed, assembled and adjusted in the Laurent Ferrier workshops. It comprises a silicon escapement with double direct impulse on the balance. This innovation developed by Laurent Ferrier gives two impulses to the balance per oscillation, a system requiring two escape-wheels and a specially designed lever.
The Galet Square Walton Street Swiss FineTiming Limited Edition comes on a brown alligator leather hand stitched strap which has a double layer with a flat upper part, which gives the timepiece an additional volume, with an Alcantara lining. Limited to just 10 pieces, it is exclusively available at the Laurent Ferrier retailer in Chicago.