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Introducing: Laurent Ferrier Galet Annual Calendar School Piece Vintage Watch

Laurent Ferrier Galet Annual Calendar School Piece Vintage

For those with particularly good memories you may recall Laurent Ferrier picking up the Men’s Complication Award at GPHG in 2018 for their super cool, contemporary and minimalistic take on an annual calendar watch. 

This year they are taking that award winning design and adding a surprisingly on-trend vintage touch to it with this crisp champagne dial that harkens back to the 1950s. Devoid of any other colour apart from the red 31 at the top of the date ring this watch gives off a sense of effortlessness that hasn’t been seen since James Dean wore a white t-shirt and Levi’s. Talk about another 1950s style icon.

Laurent Ferrier Galet Annual Calendar School Piece Vintage

On this decidedly bare dial is a lot of information on display, with the date around the outside being indicated by a white central hand, appetures above the logo showing the day and month and a small seconds subdial down at 6 o’clock with some intrical snailing to add some texture. 

Laurent Ferrier Galet Annual Calendar School Piece Vintage

The case on this model builds on the vintage theme as well with a round, smooth stainless steel offering bookended by lugs that give the impression that this could be an old pocket watch converted to wear on the wrist. With a ball shaped crown that not only looks like it could have been on your grandfather’s watch but also is incredibly easy to use. Not that you’ll have to use it very often as this will only need adjusting once a year at the end of February to keep it regular.

Laurent Ferrier Galet Annual Calendar School Piece Vintage

Price & Specs:

Model Name: Laurent Ferrier Galet Annual Calendar School Piece Vintage
Ref: LCF025.AC.J2B
Case/Dial: 40mm diameter x 10.10mm height (12.80mm including the sapphire crystal), stainless steel
Water Resistance: 30m (3 bar)
Movement: Calibre LF126.01, manual-winding
Frequency: 21,600 vph (3 Hz)
Power Reserve: 80h
Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds, annual calendar, day, date, month, power reserve
Strap: Honey alligator leather with Alcantra lining and stainless steel pink buckle
Price: CHF 50,000, limited to 5 pieces

More details at Laurent Ferrier’s website.

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Russell Sheldrake

Russell Sheldrake has been addicted to watches ever since he got his hands on his father’s 1970s Omega Seamaster 120. Now you can find him thinking, talking and writing about watches all over London. Previously a staff writer at Gentleman’s Journal, he is now the editor of A Collected Man.