Laurent Ferrier Classic Origin Opaline
CELEBRATING 10 YEARS WITH A NEW MODEL
The acclaimed Maison LAURENT FERRIER, celebrated its 10th anniversary in November 2020 with the release of a classical watch featuring a timeless dial and case ensemble. The Classic Origin Opaline, housed in a sporty Grade 5 titanium case, upholds the company’s revered standards of craftsmanship and horological virtue.
A DESIGN REVISIT
Consistent with the Genevan Maison’s inclination for uncluttered aesthetics, the Classic Origin Opaline exhibits a pure appearance: Assegai-shaped hour and minute hands serenely float above a silvery-white opaline dial. The slate grey dial’s hour track is marked with burgundy-coloured numerals which prove highly legible, add a soupçon of sportiness, but remain tastefully understated. A small snailed seconds display, featuring a baton-shaped hand is located above 6 o’clock. All three hands are formed of 18-carat white gold.
The LAURENT FERRIER Classic case is constructed of Grade 5 titanium, the first time this lightweight alloy has been used by the company. Widely used in both the medical field and the aviation industry, Grade 5 titanium is strong, lightweight, corrosion-resistant, and hypoallergenic. The watch is equipped with the Maison’s iconic ‘Ball-shaped’ crown. Beyond its graceful appearance, the scale and shape of the crown facilitate ease of adjustment.
A BRAND NEW CALIBRE
The hand-wound Calibre LF 116.01, visible via the exhibition case back, is refined to the highest order. The movement is equipped with a free-sprung balance and a Breguet overcoil. This latter combination enhances precision, mitigates positional errors, and improves isochronism. The firm’s beloved long-blade ratchet system is another highlight of this movement. This system, emblematic of LAURENT FERRIER, offers a very pleasant feeling when the watch is wound as well as an inimitable sound, characteristic of the most demanding timepieces. Fully wound, it will run autonomously for 80 hours, courtesy of its admirable power reserve.
The LF 116.01 Caliber encompasses the high-end finishing found on all LAURENT FERRIER creation. Its bridges are decorated with a softly-spoken micro-blasted, black rhodium finish and hand-polished edges. Each screw-head is mirror polished and the escapement bridge is gracefully adorned with a hand-made interior angle.
The LAURENT FERRIER Classic Origin Opaline has a light brown Barbialla calf leather strap, lined with Alcantara. Paired with a titanium pin buckle, this lightweight combination provides a stylish accompaniment to this timepiece.
|Movement :||Manual winding calibre LF116.01 - Swiss lever escapement - Balance screw - Indications: hours, minutes, small seconds at 6 o´clock - Movement diameter 31.60 (14’’’). - Thickness: 4.35 mm - Frequency: 3Hz (21’600/H) - Power Reserve: 80 hours - Number of components: 150 - Number of jewels: 21|
|Case :||Grade 5 titanium - Water resistant to 30 m - ‘’Ball-shaped’’ crown in titanium - Case diameter: 40 mm - Case thickness: 10.70 mm|
|Dial :||White-silver opaline dial with a slate grey hour circle and burgundy numerals - Indexes: 18K white gold - Small seconds display at 6 o´clock|
|Hands :||Hours and minutes: “Assegai-Shaped” in 18K white gold - Seconds: baton-shape in white gold|
|Strap :||Light brown Barbialla calf leather with Alcantara lining - Pin buckle in grade 5 titanium|