Son and grandson of expert watchmakers, Laurent Ferrier today he is an emblematic figure of the brand that bears his name, a Maison deeply linked to the excellence of traditional watchmaking crafts. His long experience in the field of watchmaking and continuous and assiduous research clearly demonstrates both his perseverance and his inventive nature.
Al SIHH 2018 Laurent Ferrier had presented a superb watch, both visually and technically, the Galet Annual Calendar School Piece, whose prized caliber had achieved GPHG recognition in the male complications category. This distinction gave Laurent Ferrier the opportunity to offer a new line, using this award-winning caliber.
As part of this year's SIHH news, the Geneva-based brand has launched new versions of this watch, the Laurent Ferrier Galet Annual Calendar School Piece Opaline Black & White, with new color dials and new finishes.
The case proposed in stainless steel, in 5N red gold or in “Desert Sand” yellow gold, does not change shape. It retains its elegant proportions, with a diameter of 40 mm and a height of 10,10 mm, without considering the sapphire crystal.
The main novelty of this new model are undoubtedly the dials, previously made of silver or anthracite, are now polished, with a matte surface that makes them more contrasted, slightly simpler but none the less, less attractive.
The dial layout is the classic one, hours and minutes in the center, small seconds at 6 o'clock and calendar indications positioned like a triple 40s calendar (peripheral date with a central hand, windows at 12 o'clock for the day and month).
Powering this watch is a proprietary movement, caliber LF126.01 where, for the first time, Laurent Ferrier opted for a simpler solution with a lever escapement "Swiss standard" instead of the double direct impulse that we generally find on the Galet Micro-Rotor. The movement is coated in ruthenium and allows you to view the power reserve on the main bridge.
To complete this timepiece, Laurent Ferrier chose an Alcantara strap in honey-colored alligator leather for the white dials or in matt gray alligator with Alcantara coating for the black dials.
Il Laurent Ferrier Galet Annual Calendar School Piece Opaline Black & White officially presented in January, it will have a price of around 50.000 EURO for the steel version, while the gold models will be offered at around 55.000 EURO.