Laurent Ferrier Classic Micro-Rotor × Salon Des Horlogers - LTD 25 pcs
This particular version of the Classic Micro-Rotor celebrates the brand's partnership with the exclusive Geneva-based boutique Salon des Horlogers. Solely specialising in rare independent watchmakers, Laurent Ferrier produced this very Classic Micro-Rotor for the salon to commemorate their partnership. Limited to just 25 pieces and measuring 40mm in width, the Classic case of this stainless steel piece is fluid, smooth and effortlessly elegant. Matched with its polished finish, the pebble-shaped exterior also houses an onion-style crown to highlight the piece's connection to the past. The Classic has a succinct and direct identity to its case, much-needed traits when it's fitted with a dial as characterful as this.
We've touched on how Laurent Ferrier watches reference the past with great affection despite the brand's youthfulness, and it's with the dial of this Classic Micro-Rotor where this quality truly is underscored. Evoking the art deco movement of the 1920s and 1930s, the watch has charisma in abundance due to its two-tone sector dial, complete with matte white Arabic numerals. The dial's centre carries a grained texture in a deep blue tone, with a bright and dynamic sunburst blue outer ring. The use of matte white isn't exclusive to its numerals as the remaining dial harnesses the contrast friendly white, from its railroad chapter ring to its sub-register at six. Similarly, the signature Ferrier handset is presented in its Assegai shape and is treated to a matte white finish to produce a wonderfully sophisticated muted tone. Simply signed 'Laurent Ferrier Geneve', the lasting impression of this dial is one of class and sleek modernity, much like the overriding feeling of this classically conscious piece of independent watchmaking.
Turning the Laurent Ferrier Classic Micro-Rotor x Salon des Horlogers over reveals a look at the Laurent Ferrier FBN 229.01 Calibre. Powered by a gold micro-rotor, this automatic movement is a delight to behold, capable of 72 hours (three days) of running autonomy. The calibre is adjusted to six positions, has 35 jewels, 186 components, vibrates at 21,600 vph, and uses a double direct-impulse escapement system. Visually the movement doesn't disappoint either with wide Geneva striping, wonderful chamfering to its internal bridge edges, and mirror-polishing, which is completed by hand along with circular graining on the main plate. Yet again, a brilliant blend of established and contemporary watchmaking with unmistakable Laurent Ferrier flair.
How It Wears
This Laurent Ferrier takes the brand's penchant for tradition and cleverly delivers it in a bright and intelligent manner resulting in a simply beautiful piece on the wrist. Its 40mm case size is only bettered by its 10.7mm thickness. It's a watch with a real presence, not through garish features but through remarkably presented and painstakingly finished core elements. There is enough casual style here to suit weekly wrist time, with its dial possessing a versatile and adaptable personality. Of course, its stainless steel exterior and pairing with the Mr Watchley Navy Blue watch strap only emphasise this further.
This Laurent Ferrier Classic Micro-Rotor x Salon des Horlogers is presented in like-new condition, having only been worn a handful of times. It is available as a full set and is fitted with a Mr Watchley Grained Navy Blue watch strap with cream stitching to pair with the dial tastefully. The original LF strap is included as well.
With watchmaking in his blood as a third-generation watchmaker, Laurent Ferrier started his career in watchmaking at Patek Philippe. He was involved with key milestones over his near four decades at the brand, with the creation of the Patek Philippe Nautilus in 1976 being one of the first. Ferrier became the head of development and played an important role in navigating Patek through the ebbs and flows of the late 20th century in watchmaking. Watches such as the Aquanaut and the Calatrava 2000 were debuted under Ferrier, models which continue to be some of the most illustrious in recent Patek history. However, Ferrier eventually left Patek Philippe to pursue creating his own watch brand along with his son Christian (who was working at Roger Dubuis at the time) and his friend from endurance racing during the 1970s, François Servanin. And so, in 2009, Laurant Ferrier, the watch brand, was born with the principle of developing handmade and hand-finished watches enriched with timeless elegance and a custom aesthetic that feels traditionally considered yet totally refreshing.
The Classic series by Laurent Ferrier is precisely that, classically proportioned with a soft, curvaceous form and a high polish exterior to accentuate its pebble-like design. When the Classic case debuted, the brand won its first GPHG award for its Classic Tourbillon Ivory Enamel Grand Feu in 2010. Since its inception, the Classic series has become a pillar of the brand's lineup with its 19th-century pocket watch esque DNA. Despite being understated and refined, the Classic series is instantly recognisable, with tradition deeply rooted at its core. Laurant Ferrier may not be a brand with a far-stretching legacy, but the man who carries the same name possesses experience from one of the pinnacles of horology. So regardless of its young age, each Classic respects watchmaking law and honours it with every creation.
If you desire to take a closer look at this precious timepiece, don't hesitate to contact us and make an appointment. We are based in Ghent, Belgium.
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|Dial||Two tone blue sector dial
|Size (Case)||40 mm|
|Bracelet||Custom made Mr Watchley strap|
|Condition||Like new, barely worn|