Laurent Ferrier Classic Square White Gold Opalin and Silver Toned Dial

    Laurent Ferrier continues to reinterpretHaute Horlogerie traditions,while infusing them with aresolutely contemporary touch.

    Since 2015, Laurent Ferrier has adopted a new shape:variously described as a hunter-,cushion-or tonneau-shaped model, theSquare**wasentirely designed to reflect the codes of the Galet that is now inseparably bound up with the Laurent Ferrier universe.

    At Baselworld 2016, Laurent Ferrier is unveiling an original version of theGalet Classic Squarerepresentinga contemporary interpretation of early19thcentury pocket watches:the GaletClassic Square–Tourbillon Double Balance-Spring Sector Dial.

    Polished by time and shaped by experience, this new creation is distinguished by its square profile and its pocket watch-inspired dial favoured by Laurent Ferrier since the creation of the first Galet Classic Tourbillon Double Balance Spring*

    An original model for Basel world 2016

    The Galet Classic Square Double Balance Spring appears in an all-new livery for Baselworld. Designed to highlight the subtle characteristics of its distinctive design, it features a play on original textures and subtle colour shades.

    Nestling inside a 41.5 mm case in 18K white gold, the new dial is framed by a traditional railway minutes track contributing to the overall sophistication of the design and surrounding the luminous silver-toned gleam of a circular satin-brushed chapter ring that ensure maximum legibility of its applied hour-markers. This glowing radiance is gently counter-balanced by a silver-toned opaline-finish centre creating a vibrant contrast of textures on this dial distinguished by its pure composition and legibility that are unmistakable hallmarks of Laurent Ferrier models.

    The inscription “Tourbillon Double Spiral” appears in powdered silver-toned grey to create atone-on-tone effect, while the pair of “assegai-shaped” ruthenium-treated white gold hands make a perfect match with the characteristic Laurent Ferrier drop-shaped hour-markers. The diameter of the hollowed and snailed small seconds display at 6 o’clock has been subtly enlarged. Although the ruthenium-treated white gold baton-type hand occupies its customary place, the seconds markers appear in an outer circle, reflecting the aesthetic codes of the chapter ring and endowing the two-zone dial structure with an appealing halo effect.

    The Galet Classic Square is fitted with an anthracite grey alligator leather strap with Alcantara lining, secured by a pin buckle or a double-blade folding clasp in 18K white gold.

    Movement :Calibre reference: LF 619.01 - Hand - wound movement, chronometer - certified - Diameter: 14’’’ ( Ø 31.60 mm) - Thickness: 5.57 mm - Frequency: 3Hz (21,600 vibrations/hour) - Power reserve: 80 hours - 188 parts - 23 jewels - Central hours and minutes - Small seconds at 6 o’clock on the tourbillon carriage pivot - Tourbillon carriage visible through the case - back
    Tourbillon Mechanism :Tourbillon, two top - to - tail balance springs - Two Geneva - type balance - spring stud - holders - Swiss lever escapement with steel escape - wheel and lever- Variable - geometry balance with gold adjustment screws - Peripheral tourbillon carriage driving system
    Case :18K / 210Pd non - rhodium plated white gold - Three parts: case middle, bezel and snap - on case - back - Size: 41.5 mm x 41. 5 mm - Thickness: including the sapphire crystal 12.70 mm - Sapphire crystal case - back - Water - resistant to 30 metres - “Ball - shaped” crown in 18K/ 210Pd white gold
    Dial :Silver - toned opaline - finish centre, circular satin - brushed chapter ring, 18K white gold applied hour - markers in black, railway minutes track in slate grey - Small second hand recessed at 6 o’clock
    Hands :18K/ 210Pd white gold with black ruthenium treatment - Hours & minutes: “assegai - shaped” - Second: baton - type
    Strap :18K/ 210Pd white gold with black ruthenium treatment - Hours & minutes: “assegai - shaped” - Second: baton - type