Laurent Ferrier Annual Calendar School Piece ‘Vintage’
A vintage inspiration
Inspired from rare vintage watches of the 1950’s and their matte champagne finished dials, Laurent Ferrier’s latest limited edition is endowed with a contemporary vintage style dial. Named vintage due to its inspiration, it is housed in a 40mm stainless steel case and features an opaline yellow gold-toned dial.
The Genevan watchmaker has acquired much knowledge since his early studies in the 1960s. Throughout its history, Laurent Ferrier has enjoyed much critical acclaim. In 2010, the firm won the ‘Best Men’s Watch award’ at the Geneva Watchmaking Grand Prix (GPHG). Thereafter, the company enjoyed further success at the GPHG in 2015 and 2018. The company’s vast experience is manifest with each creation it makes.
A useful complication
The classically-styled Laurent Ferrier Annual Calendar School Piece “Vintage” was designed in-house and embodies an array of qualities that distinguish it as special. The prevailing time is conveyed with curvaceous ruthenium Assegai hands. A snailed small seconds display resides above 6 o’clock, tastefully imparting meaning. Two beveled apertures, positioned in the upper portion of the dial, proclaim the day and month, while the date is indicated by a white hand circumnavigating the periphery of the dial. The dial displays much information yet remains uncluttered and free of distractions.
As its name suggests, this watch is endowed with an annual calendar. This complication recognizes those months with 30 and 31 days, automatically advancing to the 1st of the month as appropriate. The only occasion necessitating manual adjustment is once per year on the 1st of March. A push-piece on the left side of the case provides a simple means of adjusting the ‘day’ display. All other adjustments can be made easily by pulling the crown and rotating it accordingly, obviating the need for tools.
Laurent Ferrier’s “Montre Ecole” or School Piece case
The School Piece case pays due reverence to a time when watchmakers converted pocket watches into wrist-worn timepieces. The company’s ‘ball-shaped’ crown proffers ease of manipulation and an abundance of eye appeal. The vertical flank of the crown features a domed circlet, a shape repeated on the sides of the graceful, arcing lugs.
|Collection :||Annual Calendar|
|Movement :||Manual winding calibre LF126.01|
|Case :||18K / 750 white gold - Size: 40 mm diameter. Domed sapphire crystals, front and back.|
|Dial :||Opaline yellow gold-toned dial - Vintage-inspired numerals.|
|Hands :||18K / 750 210Pd red gold.|
|Leather :||Honey alligator leather Alcantara lining for white dials or matt grey Alligator leather with Alcantara lining for black dials.|
|Buckle :||Pin buckle or a double blade folding clasp.|
|Power reserve :||80 hours|