While you’ve been within the sport for so long as Laurent Ferrier has, each timepiece you place out makes a press release. Earlier this 12 months at SIHH, the watchmaker unveiled his Galet Annual Calendar Montre École (or College Piece in English), and only a whereas again, the piece gained the Males’s Complication class on the GPHG for its technical mastery, legibility, and a tremendous dedication to the aesthetics of the previous.
It solely is smart then that the grasp watchmaker would proceed to construct on the road. For his pre-SIHH launch, Laurent Ferrier unveiled two new iterations of the Laurent Ferrier Galet Annual Calendar College Piece – one in an opaline white dial, and the opposite in an opaline black.
As they are saying, God is within the particulars and Laurent Ferrier totally makes use of each aspect of the dial so as to add parts, solely seen after a more in-depth look. From the concentric snailed end within the centre of the sub-dial at six o’clock, to the satin brushed circling of it, the watches are nice examples of the dedication put into aesthetics by Ferrier.
Each items will utilise the identical manual-wound calibre LF126.01, boasting 80 hours of energy and the flexibility to regulate most features each forwards and backwards, by the crown. Solely the times of the week are adjusted by a pusher at 10 o’clock.
Whereas the calibre could also be Laurent Ferrier’s fifth in-house one, it harkens again to his first – the tourbillon double hairspring. Like the primary, it can characteristic an extended “blade” kind click on ratchet which grew to become a particular signature for the watchmaker.
We’re protecting fingers crossed that January will see a sixth in-house calibre from the ex-Patek Philippe inventive director for watch connoisseurs to fawn over.