LAURENT FERRIER has launched an intense blue version of one of its emblematic models, the Classic Origin.
Initially developed to pay tribute to all the aesthetic codes created by Mr Laurent Ferrier himself in 2010, the Classic Origin has succeeded in becoming an icon of the LF collection.
After the Classic Micro-Rotor, the Classic Traveller, the Square Micro-Rotor, the École Annual Calendar, the Grand Sport Tourbillon and the recent Sport Auto, it seemed self-evident to adorn the Classic Origin with a deep blue dial.
The carefully selected intensity of blue on this new dial, along with the graphic lines borrowed from the Annual Calendar, give this latest reference a very modern and dynamic feel, similar to the previous Classic Origin Opaline and Classic Origin Green.
The opaline dial presents a gradation of blues that transition from a lighter shade in the centre to deepest blue around the periphery. The discreet powdery-grey hour track is punctuated by sky-blue numerals.
The composition is finished off with a powdery-grey centre cross and four of the brand’s iconic drop-shaped indices. A snailed seconds counter at 6 o’clock features subtle sky-blue markers. Sweeping over the dial are LF’s famous Assegai-shaped hour and minute hands, in 18-carat white gold.
This intense blue dial sits within the brand’s timeless Classic case. The Grade 5 titanium 40 mm diameter case features the same harmonious contours as the very first LAURENT FERRIER creation, the Classic Tourbillon.
It also features the same emblematic ball-shaped crown whose gracious architecture is inspired by 19th-century pocket watches. Its original proportions and plump shape make winding a true pleasure.
The manual-winding Calibre LF116.01 has been crafted with the greatest refinement. Visible through the sapphire case back, it incorporates a screw balance and Breguet-type overcoil balance-spring. This combination enhances precision and mitigates positional timekeeping errors while improving isochronism.
The brand’s famous long-blade ratchet system is another highlight of the movement. This polished, hand-crafted ratchet is emblematic of the LAURENT FERRIER brand, offering an inimitable sound during winding that is characteristic of the most demanding watches.
When the Classic Origin Blue is perfectly wound, it can operate independently for 80 hours thanks to its excellent power reserve.
While the Calibre LF116.01 may be more minimalist than some of the brand’s complication movements, it offers the same high-end finishes as every other LAURENT FERRIER creation.
The bridges are microbeaded, with black rhodium finish and entirely hand-polished edges. Each screw-head is mirror polished and the escapement bridge is adorned with a hand-made interior angle, reflecting the workshop’s meticulous attention to detail.
The Classic Origin Blue is fitted with a midnight blue Nubuck strap with tone-on-tone Alcantara lining.
Model: Laurent Ferrier Classic Origin Blue
Manual-winding calibre LF116.01
Swiss anchor escapement
Movement diameter: 31.60 mm
Thickness: 4.35 mm
Frequency: 3Hz (21,600 vph)
Power reserve: 80 hours
Number of components: 150
Number of jewels: 21
Microbead finish with black rhodium treatment
Hours, minutes, small seconds at 6 o’clock
Grade 5 titanium
Water-resistant up to 30 m
Ball-shaped crown in Grade 5 titanium
Case diameter: 40 mm
Case thickness: 11.10 mm
Blue gradient opaline with powdery-grey hour track and sky-blue numerals
Drop-shaped indices, 18k white gold
Snailed small seconds subdial at 6 o’clock
Hours and minutes: Assegai-shaped in 18k white gold
Seconds: baton-shaped in 18k white gold
Midnight-blue Nubuck leather with tone-on-tone Alcantara lining
Pin buckle in Grade 5 titanium