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Laurent Ferrier. A very fine, rare and attractive 18K pink gold automatic dual time wristwatch with natural escapement, date and multicolour cloisonné enamel dial
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Laurent Ferrier. A very fine, rare and attractive 18K pink gold automatic dual time wristwatch with natural escapement, date and multicolour cloisonné enamel dial

SIGNED LAURENT FERRIER, GENÈVE, GALET TRAVELLER WORLD MODEL, REF. LCF012.R5.GRE01.1, MOVEMENT NO. 155, CASE NO. 035, MANUFACTURED IN 2015

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Laurent Ferrier. A very fine, rare and attractive 18K pink gold automatic dual time wristwatch with natural escapement, date and multicolour cloisonné enamel dial
Signed Laurent Ferrier, Genève, Galet Traveller World model, ref. LCF012.R5.GRE01.1, movement no. 155, case no. 035, manufactured in 2015
Movement: cal. LF230.01, matural escapement, dual time, 48 jewels, automatic, signed
Dial: signed
Case: glazed display snap on back, 41 mm. diam., signed
With: 18K pink gold Laurent Ferrier buckle and Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in 2015 and its subsequent sale on 5 April 2015
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Lot Essay

Launched at the 2015 Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie in Geneva, the Galet Traveller World is distinguished by its striking cloisonné enamel dial depicting the map of the world.

Watches embellished with a cloisonné enamel dial are exceedingly rare. The production of these dials is extremely costly as they have to be individually made by a skilled craftsman and not on a production line. The artist creates the outline of the desired motif by arranging thin gold wires on the dial. These partitions, called "cloisonné" in French, are filled with small quantities of enamel powder in the desired colour. The dial is then fired in an oven at a temperature between 800 and 1200 degrees Celsius, causing the powder to melt. Finally it is hand-polished until a perfectly flat surface is obtained. The colours on the present dial range from a deep blue for the oceans to a green for the plains, verging towards yellow for areas of higher altitude, as shown on most maps.

The sapphire crystal display case back of the Galet Traveller World reveals the complex calibre LF230.01 self-winding chronometer movement certified by the Besançon Observatory in France, featuring a solid gold micro-rotor with a “silent block” shock-absorbing system. The ultimate in precision is provided by the natural escapement with double direct impulse directly on the balance from a self-lubricating silicon pallet lever. LF230.01 was designed to adapt to the dual-time adjustment mechanism, requiring two years of development for the integration of each component within the overall construction of the base calibre.

Made in an exceedingly small series only, the Galet Traveller World is a true representative of Laurent Ferrier’s horological values: simplicity, precision and pure, uncluttered beauty.

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