The expert watchmaker Laurent Ferrier has once again succeeded in surprising us with a great addition to his collection. The “Montre École” is an introduction into the world of watchmaking beyond mere assembly.
Being a great appreciator of traditions, Laurent Ferrier focused on the 19th century pocket watch codes which ultimately inspired the design and structure of the “School Piece”.
The watchmaker’s objective was to create a case with the same roundness above and below its wrist, inspired by the pioneering watchmakers’ technique which they used to convert pocket watches into wristwatches.
The latest addition to the Laurent Ferrier collection consists of a 40mm three-piece bassiné case with a form enhanced by two satin bands and a matte finish contrasting the polished. The surfaces underline the curved shape, the created balance of the watch and its subtle curvatures.
Straight, thin lugs were developed to provide an additional contrast between the modern and the traditional characteristics, the “pastille” end-piece decoration is mirrored by the winding crown.
This new model was firstly presented at the annual Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie Genève held in January 2017.
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