Laurent Ferrier, “Prototype” for Only Watch Laurent Ferrier, Genève, “Galet Micro-Rotor Prototype”, No. 1. Very fine and unique, self-winding, waterresistant, stainless steel wristwatch with chestnut brown dial, silicon escapement and a stainless steel Laurent Ferrier buckle. Accompanied by fitted box and Certificate.
Case: Three-body, polished, concave lugs, curved bezel, large reeded crown, transparent back, sapphire crystals.
Dial: Chestnut brown with radial flinque decoration, applied white gold dart hour indexes, subsidiary seconds. White gold assegai hands.
Movement: Cal. FBN 229.01, hand-finished, rhodium-plated, Côtes de Genève decoration, 34 jewels, beveled wheel spokes, silicon escapement with double direct impulse, monometallic balance with timing screws, self-compensating flat Breguet balance spring, shock absorber, hand-made angled balance cock, 18K gold micro-rotor engraved “ONLY WATCH 2011”, hand-polished bridge. Dial and movement signed. Diameter 40 mm.
Estimated Price: 25,000 – 35,000
Realised Price: 41,000
About Laurent Ferrier
Retired from one of the most prestigious manufactures known in the industry, Laurent Ferrier’s describes himself as passionate, driven, analytical and in progress. As a talented racing car driver, he participated 7 times in the mythical “Le Mans 24 hours race”. His vision and foresight was to somewhat set a new benchmark in “haute Horlogerie” with modern technologies yet respecting the traditional codes, committed to creating pieces emphasizing on discretion, quality and precision. In 2008, he started the project together with his son Christian, who perpetuates the family tradition in the world of watch making, and his friend François Servanin.