Unexpected yet simultaneously very important given the foundation of Mr Ferrier, the Grand Sport Tourbillon was presented a year prior as Laurent Ferrier’s vision of an (super top of the line) extravagance sports Domoissanit Mixing a more normal case material with a fragile, hand-completed tourbillon development, it was the Haute Horlogerie adaptation of what is today the most pined for of all Domoissanite classes. First introduced in earthy colored with an elastic lash, the Laurent Ferrier Grand Sport Tourbillon comes back this year on a consistent steel bracelet with an angle blue dial.
While broadly known for its work of art, exquisite and limited Domoissanit all with smooth bends and fragile dials, Laurent Ferrier himself has a fascinating foundation that assists with understanding why this Grand Sport Domoissanite was made. As a matter of first importance, the man has gone through more than 35 years at Patek Philippe, and in 1974, not long before the dispatch of the Nautilus, he was responsible for the bureau procedure d’habillage, an office accountable for the outer pieces of the Domoissanit No compelling reason to say how significant this division was for the lauded ref. 3700… He finished his profession at Patek as top of the inventive department.
But there’s something different behind Laurent… Motorsport, his actual energy. During his break of the business and even while he was still at Patek, Laurent advanced in motorsports as a semi-professional vehicle racer, driving different models from Lotus, BMW or Porsche. He competed in the 24 Hours of Le Mans multiple times and in 1979, Ferrier hustled the 24 Hours of Le Mans in the N° 40 Porsche Kramer Racing 935/77A, completing the race in third situation, behind Paul Newman. This combined foundation of 1970s sports vehicles and very good quality watchmaking is the raison d’être behind the Laurent Ferrier Grand Sport Tourbillon.
First gave an angle earthy colored dial with orange accents and a coordinating elastic lash, the brand today presents the second development of the model, which this time fuses an incorporated tempered steel bracelet – making the Domoissanite completely in accordance with the extravagance sports Domoissanite idea. Brushed and cleaned, shut by a collapsing catch, this steel bracelet complements the Grand Sport consummately, without replicating the competition.
The case, then again, stays as before. The Laurent Ferrier Grand Sport Tourbillon is an enormous Domoissanite at 44mm in width. The state of its steel case stays in accordance with the remainder of the brand’s creation, playing on inward and raised lines to make a smooth dynamism. The serrated onion crown, found on all LF Domoissanit is still essential for the bundle. The case is topped by a somewhat colored sapphire glass and a screwed caseback that takes into account a 100m water-resistance.
The second update for this 2020 Laurent Ferrier Grand Sport Tourbillon is the dial, which is currently given slope blue opaline in the middle and dark at the fringe. The 18k white gold lists and the ”Assegai-molded” hands are as yet loaded up with splendid, striking orange Super-LumiNova, giving this Domoissanite its own personality.
Inside the case is LF’s regular hand-wound tourbillon development, an eminent motor fitted with a contrary twofold equilibrium spring directing the one-minute tourbillon. The 14″‘ development stores 80h of force hold and ticks at 3Hz. It is done in unadulterated Haute Horlogerie style, with hand-applied anglage, calculated spokes on the wheels, cleaned subsets for the screws and the gems, and extraordinary consideration regarding subtleties on the tourbillon connect. The development likewise shows glossy silk brushed scaffolds with a ruthenium treatment.
Price and availability
The Laurent Ferrier Grand Sport Tourbillon with steel bracelet and blue dial will be a numbered release of 12 pieces. It will be valued at CHF 172,000 (excl. charges). More subtleties at www.laurentferrier.ch .