Designed entirely in-house, the new Galet Annual Calendar School piece by Laurent Ferrier was launched earlier this year during the Salon Internationale d'Haute Horologerie. Showcasing their fifth exclusive caliber – n°126.01 – the new collection features an Annual Calendar function. The Annual Calendar complication pays tribute to the tourbillon double hairspring – the first manual winding movement – and features a long “blade” type click ratchet.
Available in two variations, the timepiece comes in – the first of its kind – 18k yellow gold version. Two gold (red and pale yellow) and one steel version will be available. Keeping the need for user-friendliness in mind, the Galet features the day of the week, date, and the month under the consideration of months with 30 and 31 days only. This allows the user to adjust the watch only once – on the 1st of March every year. The days of the week can be easily adjusted with a simple push on the button located on the left side of the case. The rest of the functions can be made by pulling and turning the crown. The manual winding watch comes with an 80 hour power-reserve.
The 40mm timepiece comes in a silver-toned or slate-grey dial displaying gold Assegai hands and a baton-type seconds hand. The date is displayed all around the dial giving easy visibility, especially with the new red/burgundy hand created for the date. The sub-dial at 6 o'clock has a circular satin brushed outer circle with a finishing leading towards the centre.
The Galet Annual Calendar School piece comes fitted with two strap options – a beige calf-leather or a black alligator strap with Alcantara lining, secured by a pin buckle or a double blade folding clasp. Price and availability is on request, with Excedo Luxuria Domus.