At the SIHH 2018, Laurent Ferrier unveiled its 5th exclusive caliber featuring an Annual Calendar function. Hosted in a new collection of timepieces, this new movement combines a convenient and user-friendly functionality with pure design and optimal visibility.
With its date and month fast-adjustment by simply turning the crown forward and backward, this new timepiece should offer a great experience to the wearer.
The Galet Annual Calendar School Piece displays the day of the week, the date and the month under consideration of months with 30 and 31 days, so the only adjustment required is once a year: on March the 1st. The date is clearly indicated by a red central hand and the the days of the week and the months in two beveled apertures. This display combines reading comfort and balanced beauty. Hours and minutes are also displayed by central hands; at 6 o’ clock a small second can be found.
The dial comes in silver-tones or slate-grey with vintage-inspired numerals painted in blue and two zones with vertical satin brushed on the center and circular satin brushed on the outer circle.
Entirely designed in-house, the Galet Annual Calendar School Piece embodies all the values and spirit, Laurent Ferriers infuses in all his creations.
For its annual calendar complication, Laurent Ferrier decided to pay a tribute to its first manual winding movement: The tourbillon double hairspring. The new caliber features a long “blade” type click ratchet which became a distinctive signature. The calibre LF126.01 is a manual winding mechanical movement which provides a power reserve of at least 80 hours and beats with 3 Hz. The sapphire crystal case-back provides a view of the finishing.
All adjustments are extremely easy to make. The days of the week are updated by pushing the button on the left side of the case. All the other adjustments are made by pulling and turning the crown.
For the first time, Laurent Ferrier will introduce a “pale” 18 yellow gold version. Also, there will be a red gold model available. It was the manufacturer’s objective to develop a case with the same roundness, as when those pioneering watchmakers converted pocket watches into wristwatches. Therefore, the 40 mm School Piece case was adapted.
The Galet Annual Calendar School Piece is fitted with a beige calf leather or black alligator strap witch Alcantara lining.