Laurent Ferrier’s two most basic designs, the Sq. and Basic Micro-Rotors, acquire a daring but elegant evergreen dial that enhances stainless-steel and 18k crimson gold instances. It was solely eight years in the past that we noticed the stainless-steel Galet Sq. with a blue or gold-tone dial, and the brand new darker color positively makes a press release in both metallic. This isn’t the model’s first inexperienced dial, as we noticed the Basic Micro-Rotor Magnetic Inexperienced final yr, however it’s actually distinctive with fairly a presence.
Though the 2 instances have completely different shapes, they share a design ethos. Each have ball-shaped winding crowns and curved edges, eliminating any arduous angles. Recognized by Laurent Ferrier as Galet, it’s a gentle, spherical aesthetic that’s translated as “pebble” in English. The spherical Basic case is 40mm in diameter, whereas the Sq. case is a bit bigger at 41mm x 41mm, however the cushion design principally compensates because it wears small(ish) on the wrist. Each are 11.1mm in peak with a water-resistance ranking of 30 metres and are available in both stainless-steel or 18k crimson gold. There are sapphire crystals back and front, and the motion can solely be accessed by the model’s watchmakers through the olivette on the caseback’s backside bezel. All fashions include a brown calf leather-based strap and matching Alcantara lining and both a pin buckle or folding clasp in metal or 18k crimson gold.
The evergreen dial was impressed by nature – development and renewal – and has a deep shade and vertical satin-brush end. The stainless instances have 18k white gold indices and spear-shaped arms (baton seconds hand), whereas the 18k crimson gold instances have rose gold counterparts. In Laurent Ferrier model, these are easy time-only items with a small seconds aperture at 6 o’clock. There are not any dial variances between the Basic and Sq. designs, so it’s only a matter of which case fits your model.
The fashions share the identical proprietary FBN 229.01 calibre, which is an distinctive micro-rotor with a pure escapement. This silicon escapement has a double direct impulse on the steadiness, so there are two escape wheels and a particular, appropriate pallet lever. Which means the steadiness is restarted twice per oscillation, maximising vitality effectivity and guaranteeing a excessive amplitude of the steadiness. It has 35 jewels, beats at 21,600vph (3Hz) and has a 3-day energy reserve. The unidirectional micro-rotor permits for a skinny motion at solely 4.35mm. Hand ending is spectacular with Côtes de Genève, perlage, polished bevels, black polished metal and extra. True haute horlogerie.
As talked about, each fashions are available in both stainless-steel or 18k crimson gold, and the costs are as follows: each the metal Basic and Sq. are CHF 47,500 with a pin buckle or CHF 49,000 with a folding clasp, whereas the 18k gold fashions are CHF 57,500 with a pin buckle or CHF 60,500 with a folding clasp.
For extra data, please go to Laurent Ferrier’s web site.
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