Property from the Original Owner
LAURENT FERRIER | GALET MICRO-ROTOR, A PINK GOLD AUTOMATIC WRISTWATCH CIRCA 2015
Estimate: 20,000 - 40,000 USD
Property from the Original Owner
A PINK GOLD AUTOMATIC WRISTWATCH CIRCA 2015
Caliber: cal. FBN 229.01 automatic movement, 35 jewels
Movement number: No. 185
Case: 18k pink gold, snap on sapphire display back
Closure: 18k pink gold Laurent Ferrier buckle
Size: diameter 40 mm
Signed: case, dial and movement
Accessories: Laurent Ferrier presentation box with outer packaging, Certificate of Origin and Guarantee, Chronometer certificate, retailers receipt, loupe, and instructional booklet
Case in overall very good condition with light wear and scuffing from occasional use. Case with normal surface scuffs throughout.
Dial in overall excellent condition.
The movement is running at time of cataloging, however it was not tested for the accuracy of time or duration of the power reserve and may need service at the buyer's discretion. Please note that Sotheby's does not guarantee the future working of the movement.
***Please be advised that the bands on this watch are made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator and crocodile) and thus not sold with the watch, they are for display purposes only. We will remove these bands prior to international shipping.***
In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. All dimensions in catalogue descriptions are approximate. Condition reports may not specify mechanical replacements or imperfections to the movement, case, dial, pendulum, separate base(s) or dome. Watches in water-resistant cases have been opened to examine movements but no warranties are made that the watches are currently water-resistant. Please note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and leather bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. In particular, please note it is the purchaser's responsibility to comply with any applicable import and export matters, particularly in relation to lots incorporating materials from endangered species.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE.
The Galet Micro-Rotor features an attractive but understated dial which belies a powerful in house caliber; the FBN 229.01. Though likely named for its impressive solid gold micro-rotor, it is the double direct-impulse escapement that ensures the highest level of efficiency. Within this escapement, two balance springs move in alternating beats fitted directly on the balance equipped with a silicon lever. This action helps to produce constant force, or more consistent timing throughout.
Laurent Ferrier perpetuates the outstanding nature of Swiss horology. Ferrier completed training at the Geneva Watchmaking school, and spent nearly four decades with one of the most prestigious manufacturers, Patek Philippe. After his final role as Patek Philippe's Creative Director, Ferrier founded his own brand dedicated to his vision of exceptional watchmaking.