Boasting an elegant salmon-pink dial, the new Grand Sport Tourbillon Pursuit watch by LAURENT FERRIER takes inspiration from the thrills of motor racing and the pursuit of excellence.
This new version of the Grand Sport Tourbillon features a case with an integrated bracelet, made entirely of grade 5 titanium.
Made in ruthenium-treated white gold, the famous Assegai-shaped hands have been enlarged a little to hold white Super-LumiNova. A slightly domed sapphire crystal gives this exceptional timepiece a rounded profile.
The architecture of the Grand Sport case evokes the elegant, timeless curves of racing cars. This 44m diameter timepiece in grade 5 titanium weighs just 118 grammes.
The Grand Sport Tourbillon watch features satin-brushed elements embellished with numerous mirror polishes. With a circular satin-brushed finish, the cushion-shaped bezel has contrasting mirror-polished flanks.
Similarly, in an interpretation of a barrel shape, the middle case also features a play with several finishes. The top has a vertical satin-brushed finish, while the profile has a horizontal satin-brushed finish and features contrasting mirror-polished flanks. In keeping with the rest of the LAURENT FERRIER collection, all the components in the case are designed harmoniously.
The 3 link bracelet in grade 5 titanium has a vertical satin-brushed finish. The central links feature bevels with a contrasting mirror polish.
In 2010, Laurent Ferrier won the “Men’s Watch” prize at the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG) for the Classic Tourbillon. The watch was equipped with an ingenious hand-wound movement featuring a tourbillon and a double balance spring.
The new Grand Sport Tourbillon features the same LF619.01 movement, but with a more contemporary finish. The double-balance-spring tourbillon carriage is visible through the sapphire crystal caseback.
Tourbillon mechanism counters the negative influence of gravity on the watch’s regulator. By equipping the balance wheel with two head-to-tail mounted balance springs, the lateral displacement of the balance wheel axis is also neutralised. The integration of the two systems provides excellent precision and a power reserve of more than 80 hours.
The movement has a long-bladed pawl, which, beyond its aesthetic function from the bassinage polish being carried out entirely by hand, delivers a soft sound when the watch is wound. The movement with horizontal satin-brushed finish and ruthenium coating enhances the sporty character of this timepiece.
The bridge of the tourbillon carriage is meticulously decorated by hand. In addition, the movement features numerous hand mirror polishing and 30 hand-crafted internal angles.
The LAURENT FERRIER Grand Sport Tourbillon Pursuit watch is highly exclusive, with only 15 pieces manufactured each year.
Model: LAURENT FERRIER Grand Sport Tourbillon Pursuit
Manual winding movement
Diameter: 14’’’ (Ø 31.60 mm)
Thickness: 5.57 mm
Frequency: 3Hz (21,600 vph)
Power reserve: 80 hours
188 components/23 jewels
Hours and minutes in the centre
Small seconds at 6 o’clock on tourbillon carriage pivot
Tourbillon carriage visible from caseback
Horizontal satin finish and ruthenium treatment on the bridges
Tourbillon, double balance spring, head-to-tail mounted
Swiss lever escapement
Variable geometry balance wheel with screws
Peripheral tourbillon carriage drive
Grade 5 titanium
Screwed middle case, bezel and case backSapphire caseback, visible tourbillon movement
Water resistant to 100 metres
Domed sapphire crystal
Circular satin-brushed finish on the bezel, polished edges and vertical satin finish on the middle case
Special screws on the caseback
Gradient shades of pink with an opaline finish
Small seconds at 6 o’clock
Indices: 18K/750 white gold 210Pd ruthenium treated with white Super-LumiNova
18K/750 white gold 210Pd ruthenium treated
Hours and minutes: assegai-shaped with white Super-LumiNova
Grade 5 titanium
Integrated bracelet with 3links