We believe that Laurent Ferrier creates some of the most beautifully finished timepieces produced today. The Geneva watchmaker, which served as Creative Director at Patek Philippe, was successful in creating classic timepieces with his own touch and distinctive style.
The new Laurent Ferrier Galet Traveller Enamel ("galet" means "pebble" in French and it is referred to the smooth shape of the case, without hard edges) is characterized by a cloisonné enamel dial depicting the North America continent.
The enamel, based on a sketch of Laurent Ferrier himself, is surrounded by a satin-brushed midnight blue plate with gold indexes.
Positioned at 3 o'clock, the date indication jumps instantaneously at midnight and it is visually counter-balanced at 9 o'clock by the second time zone indication in 24-hour mode.
The two pushers integrated in the left side of the case at 8 and 10 o'clock are used to adjust the home time backward or forward. And, of course, we have the signature Laurent Ferrier hours and minutes hands with the typical shape of the Assegai spear, a weapon used by the Zulu.
The 41 mm x 12.6 mm polished white gold case houses a breathtaking movement, the automatic calibre LF230.01. Beating at 21,600 vibrations per hour with a power reserve of 80 hours, the LF230.01 features a double direct-impulse escapement fitted directly on the balance and a 22kt micro-rotor decorated with a precious guilloché motif.
The finish of the entire movement is at the highest levels, as witnessed by pictures. The exceptional rating precision of this chronometer is certified by Besançon Observatory.
Only 8 pieces of this model will be created and sold through Laurent Ferrier representatives in North America. The retail price of the Laurent Ferrier Galet Traveller Enamel US Limited Edition is US$ 79,000.