Laurent Ferrier recently introduced the new Tourbillon Grand Sport, which has no limits in terms of being unique. However, I have a few words for you if you still find it familiar though.
Both Laurent Ferrier’s grandfather and father were watchmakers. The tradition continues for three generations with Laurent, who was born in 1946. Ferrier, who worked for Patek Philippe for 30 years, established his own brand in 2010. In short, Ferrier, who worked with Gerald Genta in the creation and production of the legendary Nautilus, is a very important personality for the world of traditional luxury watchmaking.
Laurent Ferrier produces very few pieces every year under his own brand. The brand, which adopts the concept of special watches for special customers, has a well-deserved reputation with its superiorly crafted movements and cases. Now let’s get to the subject, the newly introduced Tourbillon Grand Sport. The watch has a 44mm diameter case made of stainless steel and has sapphire crystals on both sides. It is also water resistant to 100 meters, which is pretty higher figure when compared to the other models from the brand. Brown dial, Super LumiNOVA applied indexes and hands; rubber strap designed in line with the dial and many other details shows the sportiest state that a classic brand can get.
Though everything sounds normal until here, I thought what I saw is nothing but a joke upon seeing the model. Moreover, I was terrified when I saw the brand name on the dial. In order to describe the scene “the illegitimate son of Nautilus and Overseas has opened his eyes in the custody of Laurent Ferrier” would be quite accurate. You will now say that he worked for many years under the roof of Patek Philippe, dealing with many models like Nautilus and Aquanaut all the time and it is normal for him to be inspired by Gerald Genta unavoidably. Well, I do not think it’s normal. If I would be buying a model that features many details from famous models like Nautilus or Overseas, I would better buy those watches.
If we look at the full side of the glass, we have a true work of art beating inside the case. Manufacture hand-wound movement Caliber LF 619.01 has such special details that I guarantee you would be looking at it more than you look at the dial. 23 jewels/188 pieces movement beats at a frequency of 3Hz (21.600vph) and offers a power reserve of 80 hours when fully wound. It’s hard to get enough of looking at the movement, which is Besançon Observatory certified.
Laurent Ferrier is one of the top brands of independent watchmaking with its unique design and extraordinary artisanship. Let’s see how quickly a limited edition model with 12 pieces will be sold out at a price of $ 185,000.