The Galet Micro-Rotor “Montre Ecole” British Racing Green

May 14, 2018

Laurent Ferrier was glad to participate in the London Craft Week 2018, the event showcasing exceptional and innovative British and international craftsmanship.

To celebrate Britishness, Laurent Ferrier drew inspiration from his other passion alongside watchmaking: race driving.  

When he was a boy, Laurent Ferrier was impressed by race cars not only for their performance but also for their design. He had a poster in his bed room featuring the Triumph Spitfire racing in Le Mans. Laurent Ferrier recalls: “To me, it was the most beautiful car ever. I wanted to drive it so badly! I was also completely devoted to its shapes and of course the color was striking.”

The British racing green takes its name from the green international motor racing color of the United Kingdom used till the end of 60’s. At that time, race cars were designed and built by incredible craftsmen.

The idea of creating a Galet Micro-Rotor “Montre Ecole” British Racing Green became obvious to pay a tribute to craftsmanship in the London Craft Week.

The dial is lacquered as cars used to be. The silver sub-dial reminds of car rims. The leather strap is inspired by the bonnet straps that were very common in the 60’s. The railroad and the hour markers are a nod to speedometer.

For this very special timepiece, Laurent Ferrier chooses the “School Piece” case because it offers a wider view on this exclusive dial.

On the movement side, the traditional Côte de Genève motif complements this elegant design.

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