Though Laurent Ferrier watches have only been available since 2008, their look is that of a refined Geneva classic timepiece. Ferrier’s 37-year career at Patek Philippe has much to do with this fact. But while Ferrier clearly started his own brand with an eye for purity of line and form, he is also clearly looking to advance his watches beyond the commonplace. His original Galet Classic tourbillon discreetly features a double hairspring. His Galet Micro-Rotor model is equipped with a unique natural escapement.
While such embellishments quicken the pulse of watch lovers, the value of a Laurent Ferrier timepiece is evident to anyone with an appreciation for beauty. The proportions, the crisp hour markers and assegai-shaped hands are all testament to Ferrier’s remarkable sense of aesthetics. These are clearly some of the most elegant watches made in Switzerland.
Several years after, the concept is still nagging Lucien Vouillamoz, who decides to reconsider it from a different angle. As former nuclear engineer with a degree in thermodynamics his research led to a completely new idea – involving the use of two flexible reservoirs attached to each end of the same capillary. The questions of energy and congestion are solved in one go.
“I nurtured a dream of making watches that represent my horological values: simplicity, precision and pure, uncluttered beauty.” LAURENT FERRIER