Among 43 unique watches that will be auctioned off at the Only Watch charity auction this November in Geneva there is Laurent Ferrier Galet Square timepiece. This year, Laurent Ferrier will be contributing to the Only Watch charity auction for the 3rd time. The proceeds from the auction will raise funds for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.
For Only Watch 2015 Laurent Ferrier prepared an unprecedented version of the Galet Square. This unique timepiece is based on the stainless steel watch introduced at Baselworld 2015.
The Laurent Ferrier Galet Square for Only Watch 2015 comes with the redesigned cushion-shaped case that gives it an even more vintage shape. The stainless steel case measures 41 x 41mm and 11.10mm in thickness and features new lugs compared to the standard Galet timepiece which are not only straight but they are also enriched by gold half spheres.
The watch is equipped with a superb micro-rotor automatic movement with “échappement naturel” (an escapement with double direct impulse on the balance) and it boasts brilliant hand finishing. The self-winding FBN caliber 229.01 guarantees a three-day (72 hours) power reserve when fully charged.
The exceptional silicon escapement provides the advance of giving two impulses per oscillation (1 oscillation = 2 vibrations). In other words, the movement frequency of 21,600 alternations per hour (3 Hz) impulses the balance 21,600 times per hour, thus maximizing the restitution of energy and reducing the torque required to wind the mainspring. The 35 jewels movement consists of 186 components.
The new Laurent Ferrier has a two-tone silvered sector dial with vertical satin-brushed center and circular satin-brushed exterior. The two-tone dial that was typical for the 1930s comprises large hour markers connected together by a track that circles the dial. There is also a minute track and the small seconds counter at the 6 o’ clock position which also shows a sector dial layout. The black “assegai-shaped” hours and minutes hands and baton-shaped seconds hand are crafted from 18-karat gold and coated with ruthenium.
The Laurent Ferrier Galet Square for Only Watch 2015 comes with a blue leather strap, available with a pin buckle or a double-blade folding clasp in stainless steel. The watch is constructed to resist water pressure up to 30 meters (about 100 feet).