Inspired by the designs of the 1930s, LAURENT FERRIER presents two Square Micro-Rotor Retro wristwatches that combine vintage Art Deco influences with modern styling.
Combined with a modern, architectural hour circle, the Arabic numerals on a finely finished dial provide a casual feel while offering exceptional readability. This new Square Micro-Rotor Retro’s 1930s influence can also be seen in the use of metallic colours.
The first Square Micro-Rotor Retro version has a steel case paired with a delicate silvery white dial, whose opaline centre contrasts with a subtle circular satin-brushed exterior. Its decaled charcoal grey hour circle matches the numbers and small second markers, beautifully enhances the whole timepiece.
The second variant offers a charcoal grey opaline dial with the same refined finishes, nestled in an 18K red gold case. The decals, on the other hand, are made in matte white to ensure optimum legibility.
The brand’s iconic Square case demonstrates its Art Deco character through its contours, symmetry, aerodynamic curves and complex lines. With its 41 x 41 mm case, it also embodies the Swiss Maison’s streamlined aesthetic.
The Square case of these new watches is bolder than the brand’s Classic case. It features a ball-shaped winding crown for easy handling. The detailed design down to the hooked case back allows you to admire the movement, visible at the back, free from all distraction. The watchmaker can access the movement via the olivette. Its water resistance is guaranteed to a depth of 30 metres.
These two new additions are equipped with the calibre FBN 229.01, a self-winding movement with a natural escapement Micro-Rotor. This escapement stands out with a unidirectional pawl-fitted micro-rotor and a three-day power reserve. This exclusive movement is designed, assembled and adjusted in the LAURENT FERRIER workshops.
The calibre FBN 229.01 is fitted with a silicon escapement featuring a double direct impulse on the balance. This innovation, developed by LAURENT FERRIER, enables the balance to be impelled twice per oscillation, which requires two escape wheels and an appropriately shaped lever.
This modern construction, combined with the use of cutting-edge materials, maximises energy efficiency. This escapement’s excellent performance thus guarantees the balance’s high amplitude. The mechanical force required to wind the barrel spring is reduced, thereby optimising winding of the movement.
Model: LAURENT FERRIER Square Micro-Rotor Retro
Self-winding FBN 229.01 calibre
Unidirectional pawl-fitted micro-rotor
Silicon escapement featuring a double direct impulse on the balance
Indications: Hours and minutes in the centre. Small seconds at 6 o’clock
Diameter: Ø 31.60 mm (14’’’)
Thickness: 4.35 mm
Frequency: 3 Hz (21,600 vibrations/hour)
Power reserve: 72 hours
Number of components: 186
Number of jewels: 35
Stainless steel or 18K 5N red gold
Dimensions: 41 x 41 mm / diagonal 45.35 mm
Height: 11.10 mm
Water-resistant to 30 metres
Crown: “Ball”-shaped in stainless steel or 18K 5N red gold
Opaline silvery white at the centre and circular satin-brushed hour circle
Charcoal grey Arabic numerals, hour circle and logo decals
Small seconds at 6 o’clock, with fine azurage and charcoal grey markers
Opaline charcoal grey at the centre and circular satin-brushed hour circle
Matte white Arabic numerals, hour circle and logo decals
Small seconds at 6 o’clock, with fine azurage and matte white markers
18K 210 Pd white gold, ruthenium-treated or painted white
Hour and minute: “Assegai”-shaped, ruthenium-treated or painted white
Second: baton-style, ruthenium-treated or painted white
Hand-sewn dark grey or khaki velvet alligator strap, Alcantara lining
Pin buckle in stainless steel or 18K 5N red gold