The acclaimed Maison LAURENT FERRIER, unveils a new interpretation of the Classic Origin. Housed in the Classic, pebble-shaped case, this new version will be launched as the “Série Atelier”, a limited-edition of 30 examples. More modern, this latest creation upholds the company’s revered standards of craftsmanship and horological virtue.
A CONTEMPORARY REINTERPRETATION
The Classic Origin Green is specially designed for those individuals who value the brand’s signature crystal-clear elegance. This model is housed in a 40mm Classic case and encompasses the same smooth curving lines as the inaugural model of the brand, the Classic Tourbillon double spiral. However, in this instance, the case is formed of Grade 5 titanium, imbuing the watch with a more modern temperament.
Consistent with the Genevan Maison's inclination for uncluttered aesthetics, the Classic Origin Green exhibits a minimalist refined beauty. Assegai-shaped hour and minute hands serenely float above a very distinctive dial. The “Série Atelier” features a gradient opaline dial that transitions from translucent green at its center to a deep forest green near its periphery. The slate grey hour track is punctuated with sharp yellow numerals which give the whole piece a sporty spirit. A small seconds display with a sharp yellow outer circle, featuring a baton-shaped hand, is located above 6 o’clock. All three hands are formed of 18-carat white gold. The watch is equipped with the Maison's iconic 'Ball-shaped' crown. Beyond its graceful appearance, the scale and shape of the crown facilitate ease of adjustment.
The “Série Atelier”, a limited-edition of 30 pieces will be available directly from LAURENT FERRIER workshop through their website at: laurentferrier.ch
A MANUAL CALIBER
The hand-wound Calibre LF 116.01, visible via the exhibition case back, is refined to the highest order. The movement is equipped with a free-sprung balance and a Breguet overcoil. This latter combination enhances precision, mitigates positional errors and improves isochronism. The firm's beloved long-blade ratchet system is another highlight of this movement. This system, emblematic of LAURENT FERRIER, offers a very pleasant feeling when the watch is wound as well as an inimitable sound, characteristic of the most demanding timepieces. Assuming the Classic Origin Green is fully wound, it will run autonomously for 80 hours, courtesy of its admirable power reserve.
While the Calibre LF 116.01 is simpler than some of the company's complicated movements, it still encompasses the high-end finishing found on every other LAURENT FERRIER creation. The bridges are decorated with a softly spoken micro-blasted, black rhodium finish and hand-polished edges. Each screwhead is mirror polished and the escapement bridge is gracefully adorned with a hand-made interior angle, consistent with the Maison's fastidious attention to detail.
A honey Timberland leather strap, lined with Alcantara and paired with a titanium pin buckle, highlights the Classic Origin Green. This combination provides a tasteful accompaniment to this limited-edition.