Laurent Ferrier Galet Micro-Rotor LCF004-R


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Basic Info

Ref. No. LCF004-R
Movement Automatic
Case material Red gold
Bracelet material Crocodile skin
Year 2012
Condition 1 (mint)
  With box
  With papers
Gender Men's watch/Unisex
Location United Kingdom, London
Price £29,000 (= $35,344)
Availability Available now


Movement Automatic


Case material Red gold
Case diameter 40 mm
Waterproof 3 ATM
Material bezel Red gold
Glass Sapphire Glass
Dial Grey
Dial numerals No numerals


Bracelet material Crocodile skin
Bracelet color Brown
Clasp Buckle
Clasp material Red gold


This self-winding, rose gold Laurent Ferrier Galet Micro Rotor comes as a full set, with box and papers, and is guaranteed for authenticity. It is a very early Galet Micro Rotor from 2012 and in fact one of the first ones ever made. The watch has been kept well and is in excellent condition.

Laurent Ferrier is a true independent manufacture, making only several dozen watches per year, at a very high level. It is headed by Laurent Ferrier himself, who worked at Patek Philippe for 40 years, finishing as their creative director.

This Laurent Ferrier Galet Micro-Rotor is sized at a contemporary 40mm, and has a distinctive amorphous, bevel-free shape. The case features a rounded bezel, thin lugs and the manufactures signature onion shape crown, which work proportionately well together. The entire watch is polished and mirror finished, while the crown itself is engraved with a pattern.

The timepiece comes with a slate-grey dial that creates different shades of grey depending on the light source, and is vertically brushed. On top of this, are applied matching rose gold index markers and Laurent Ferrier’s signature ‘assegai’ shaped hands. The index markers and hands are subtle in form, and correspond harmoniously in shape.

Powered by the in-house, self-winding calibre LF 229.01, it is an incredibly high-quality movement that combines traditional watchmaking and modern innovation. Interestingly, where haute-horlogerie often favours a manual-winding movement so that it is not blocked by a rotor, Laurent Ferrier decided that contemporary needs called for an automatic movement. The solution was the incorporation of a micro rotor as a winding mechanism, allowing the architecture of the movement to be shown completely. The fan-shaped micro rotor is made of solid gold and is suspended by a large bridge, creating an illusion of it floating. Furthermore, it uses a pawl, allowing it to wind in a unidirectional manner, adding efficiency and reliability.

Impressively, this Laurent Ferrier Galet Micro-Rotor utilises a double direct-impulse escapement, that improves the movement through its ability to use less power and maintain amplitude, achieved through the escape lever being locked down between two escape wheels.

The finishing of this movement is a main focus for the Galet Micro-Rotor, with contrasts established between the perlaged backdrop and the thick circular grained Geneva Stripes on the bridges. When viewed under a loupe, the incredibly precise finishing of the interior angles are shown, which are uniformly achieved through the use of a burin, and the handwork of the manufacure’s skilled craftsmen.

The timekeeping of the Galet Micro-Rotor is impressive - it is chronometer-certified by the Besançon Observatory, outperforming its more commonly COSC approved peers. It has a power reserve of 72 hours.

This watch comes on its original brown alligator strap, and a matching 18k rose gold tang buckle.

Our preowned watches have all undergone thorough mechanical inspections, including being ultrasonically cleaned, polished, resealed if appropriate and tested for at least four days, to ensure they meet our highest timekeeping standards.


All watches are either covered by a full, or a limited twelve month warranty. For example, due to their age, some vintage watches should not be subjected to the same conditions as when they were new. Please see our Terms & Conditions for further information.

If ordering from the UK before 1 PM, your watch will be sent by Royal Mail Special Delivery by Next Day. All of our parcels are fully insured.

If ordering from outside the UK, your watch will be dispatch the same day with DHL Global Express. Delivery is expected by the end of the next working day. However, delivery time may depend on customs clearance.

Viewings can be arranged in Central London by appointment.

You can cancel your order without giving any reason, within 14 days from the day the watch has been delivered to you.

For more information and photos, including 360° degree rotations at, please contact us.




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