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Porcelain Prowess Becomes Latest Unveiling from Laurent Ferrier

Laurent Ferrier’s latest Galet Square model embraces the ancient art of the porcelain craft.

Laurent Ferrier Porcelain Photo: Courtesy Laurent Ferrier

Even before the launch of this new Porcelain Limited Edition ($64,000), there was no arguing that the majority of Laurent Ferrier’s creations follow more traditional design codes. This latest release takes this design DNA one step further, boasting a crisp, white porcelain dial fashioned at the hand of masters of the craft.

The dial uses black breguet-style numerals—with the 12 o’clock indice in red—alongside small, gold-applied minute plots. Its running-seconds subdial also features red accents, providing balance to the 12 o’clock market. In order to protect and preserve the porcelain, a layer of clear enamel is also added, giving the dial a more reflective finish.

Laurent Ferrier Porcelain

Laurent Ferrier Porcelain  Photo: Courtesy Laurent Ferrier

The self-winding FBN 229.01 caliber—equipped with a unidirectional pawl-fitted micro-rotor and offering a 3-day power reserve—beats at the heart of this new release. The in-house caliber is developed, assembled, and adjusted in the Laurent Ferrier workshops and is fitted with a silicon escapement featuring a double direct impulse on the balance. Laurent Ferrier’s cases have long been one of the brands’ strong points, and this porcelain dial is no exception. Its mirror-polished white-gold case—measuring a square 41 mm × 41 mm—is exceptionally finished, and the curvatures of its flanks align perfectly with its crystal, making its name of Galet (French for pebble) a logical one.

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