„Guy´s Eclectic Choice of The Week”: Laurent Ferrier – Galet Classic Tourbillon Double Spiral
Photographer Guy Lucas de Peslouan shares his images on the Laurent Ferrier ´Galet Classic Tourbillon Double Spiral` and we “the eclecticum” added some context
Laurent Ferrier – a brand founded in 2008, by the man Laurent Ferrier. A retired veteran of Patek Philippe, who was their head of development for quite some time. His first product with the new company – his own company – got a lot of attention among (senior) collectors for several reasons.
Me saw the `Galet Classic Tourbillon Double Spiral` for the first time at a collector’s dinner hosted by the brand, back in 2011.
Even in bad light conditions I was blown away, to be honest. A considered design approach all over the product – dial, hands, case and of course the tempting highly complicated movement with superb finishing on top – like we do not see that often, especially not when we think about “start-up´s”. That night we compared and discussed it among the best of fine watchmaking – outstanding watches from powerhouses and independent watchmaking in hand. Finishing – there was no need to be shy.
All the details shown looked superb and even the ´touch & feel` was outstanding and far from being standard in the industry. To discuss it with the people behind – founder of the brand, the CEO, and the constructors of the movement – was even better.