Laurent Ferrier Classic Origin Opaline

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The acclaimed Maison LAURENT FERRIER celebrates its 10th anniversary with the release of a classical watch featuring a timeless dial and case ensemble. The Laurent Ferrier Classic Origin Opaline, housed in a sporty Grade 5 titanium case, upholds the company’s revered standards of craftsmanship and horological virtue.

Laurent Ferrier Classic Origin Opaline

 

10 YEARS OF EXCELLENCE

Throughout LAURENT FERRIER’s history, the company has produced several complicated watches, including tourbillons, a minute repeater, a natural escapement, a dual time or even an annual calendar. In addition, the Maison has released an array of different case shapes, including its iconic Classic.Laurent Ferrier Classic Origin Opaline

In 2010, the Galet Classic won an award at the prestigious Geneva Watchmaking Grand Prix (GPHG). This watch was endowed with a tourbillon and a double balance spring as well as a classic, notably smooth, round case. This was not an isolated success. Furthermore, when the brand released additional models, it invariably received additional accolades. Indeed, LAURENT FERRIER enjoyed further success at the GPHG in 2015 and 2018, notable recognition for its various case designs and movements, all conceived in the brand’s Genevan atelier. These cases and movements continue to endure.

Laurent Ferrier Classic Origin Opaline

A DESIGN REVISIT

This latest timepiece from LAURENT FERRIER, the Classic Origin Opaline, is designed for those individuals who value sobriety and virtue. Created to mark the 10th anniversary of the company, this latest model is housed in a 40mm classic case and encompasses the same smooth curving lines as the inaugural model. However, in this instance, the case is formed of Grade 5 titanium, imbuing the watch with a youthful temperament.Laurent Ferrier Classic Origin Opaline

Consistent with the Genevan Maison’s inclination for uncluttered aesthetics, the Classic Origin Opaline exhibits a pure appearance. The 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.Laurent Ferrier Classic Origin Opaline

As previously mentioned, the LAURENT FERRIER Classic case is constructed of Grade 5 titanium, the first time this lightweight alloy has been used by the company. Grade 5 titanium is widely used in both the medical field and the aviation industry because of its impressive array of benefits. It 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.

Laurent Ferrier Classic Origin Opaline

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. Assuming the Classic Origin Opaline is fully wound, it will run autonomously for 80 hours, courtesy of its admirable power reserve.Laurent Ferrier Classic Origin Opaline

While the Calibre LF 116.01 is simpler than some of the company’s complicated movements, it still encompasses the high-end finishing found on every other LAURENT FERRIER creation. The 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, consistent with Maison’s fastidious attention to detail.Laurent Ferrier Classic Origin Opaline

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.Laurent Ferrier Classic Origin Opaline

This latest model, the Classic Origin Opaline, celebrates the company’s 10-year journey while upholding Maison’s esteemed standards of craftsmanship, timeless styling and exalted watchmaking.

Laurent Ferrier Classic Origin Opaline

 

Laurent Ferrier Classic Origin Opaline Technical Specifications

Reference LCF036.TI.G1G

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

AESTHETIC CHARACTERISTICS

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-shaped in white gold

Strap:

  • Light brown Barbialla calf leather with Alcantara lining
  • Pin buckle in grade 5 titanium

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