Preview The Very First Laurent Ferrier Galet Traveller Ever Made
At Baselworld 2013, everyone’s favorite quietly badass independent, Laurent Ferrier, introduced the Galet Traveller, a two-timezone take on his expertly finished, double-impulse, natural-escapement-powered Galet Micro-Rotor.
Since then, the Galet and Galet Traveller (and Galet Square) have become something of the thinking man’s high-end time-only watch, seen them on the wrists of a handful of very interesting folks. Today, however, we’ve found something even more special – the very first Galet Traveller ever made, in stainless steel, with a prototype movement, belonging to the former CEO of Laurent Ferrier.
While LF has started to make more watches in stainless steel – the Galet Square comes in steel and they’ve recently announced a steel Galet MR for a French retailer – a steel-case Galet Traveller has never before been seen. These prototype cases in steel were just that – prototypes, never really meant to be sold. The first steel prototype Galet was offered at Only Watch four years ago and belongs to noted collector William Massena – this is the brother to that watch.
It’s a 41 mm steel Traveller with movement number P01. It comes with a beautiful slate-grey dial, steel deployant buckle, and full documentation to prove that this watch is indeed a prototype. This watch belongs to a former CEO of Laurent Ferrier Watch, who kept the watch for himself when he parted ways with the company. The seller remains a shareholder in Laurent Ferrier and a believer in its future.
The 41 mm diameter of the Galet Traveller’s case is nice for those looking for a contemporary size, and as always, you are getting top-tier mechanical technology and world-class finishing, as you do with any Laurent Ferrier.