The acclaimed Maison LAURENT FERRIER celebrates its 10th anniversary with the release of a classical watch featuring a timeless dial and case ensemble.
A DESIGN REVISIT
Consistent with the Genevan Maison’s inclination for uncluttered aesthetics, the Classic Origin Opaline exhibits a pure appearance: Assegai-shaped hour and minute hands serenely float above a silvery-white opaline dial. The slate grey dial’s hour track is marked with burgundy-coloured numerals which prove highly legible, add a soupçon of sportiness, but remain tastefully understated. A small snailed seconds display, featuring a baton-shaped hand is located above 6 o’clock. All three hands are formed of 18-carat white gold.
The LAURENT FERRIER Classic case is constructed of Grade 5 titanium, the first time this lightweight alloy has been used by the company. Widely used in both the medical field and the aviation industry, Grade 5 titanium is strong, lightweight, corrosion-resistant, and hypoallergenic. 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.
A BRAND NEW CALIBRE
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. Fully wound, it will run autonomously for 80 hours, courtesy of its admirable power reserve.
The LF 116.01 Caliber encompasses the high-end finishing found on all LAURENT FERRIER creation. Its bridges are decorated with a softly-spoken micro-blasted, black rhodium finish and hand-polished edges. Each screw-head is mirror polished and the escapement bridge is gracefully adorned with a hand-made interior angle.
The LAURENT FERRIER Classic Origin Opaline has a light brwon Alcantara strap, lined with the same material. Paired with a titanium pin buckle, this lightweight combination provides a stylish accompaniment to this timepiece.