For fans of independent watchmaking, by Laurent Ferrier Classical origin Minimalist sector-style dial has been one of the most attractive three-hand watches in recent years. It is distinguished by four elongated indexes and slender “Assegai” hands, as well as a bold subsidiary seconds dial at 6 o’clock. At this year’s Watches & Wonders, the Swiss brand is unveiling a new variant in a 40mm titanium case, with a deep blue dial that darkens from the center outwards.
While the gradient opaline dial delights with its simplicity, the inner workings don’t fail to impress either. the Classic Origin Blue is powered by a genuine hand-wound movement and an 80-hour power reserve. Visible through the sapphire crystal case back, it incorporates a screw balance wheel and a Breguet-type coil spring. This combination improves accuracy and mitigates position timing errors while improving isochronism. Another highlight is the brand’s famous long-blade ratchet system.
It goes without saying that the caliber LF116.01 is finished to the highest standards. The bridges are micro-blasted, with a black rhodium finish and entirely hand-polished edges. Each screw head is mirror-polished and the exhaust bridge is adorned with a hand-crafted interior angle, reflecting the workshop’s attention to detail. The Classic Origin Blue is presented with a tone-on-tone leather strap. The price is marked at $33,500.
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