Manhattan’s most influential watch collector event – WatchTime New York 2023 – is less than a week away. The show’s eighth edition returns October 20-22 at Gotham Hall in Midtown Manhattan: a weekend-long celebration of the world of wristwatches – the brands that make them, the people who love them, and the tastemakers and analysts who offer rare insights into the industry and the unique and thriving subculture of watch collecting. This year, this highly-sought-after event welcomes Swiss boutique brand Laurent Ferrier.
For enthusiasts of independent watchmaking, the name does need little introduction. Laurent Ferrier’s dedication to excellence has earned the brand a place among the top-tier watchmakers in the industry, and its creations are admired for their blend of technical prowess and timeless design. These characteristics work perfectly well with the boutique brand’s idea of a sports watch whose sleek dynamic lines are inspired by vintage motor racing cars. One beautiful example is the new Grand Sport Tourbillon Pursuit that hits the road in an ultra light titanium grade 5 streamlined case adorned with a cushion-shaped bezel and equipped with an integrated three-link bracelet.
The gradient salmon-pink dial pairs beautifully with the matte finishing of the 44mm case, which measures 13.4mm thick and is water resistant to 100 meters. It displays small seconds at 6 o’clock alongside Laurent Ferrier’s signature extended drop-shaped hour markers and “Assegai” hands, both coated with luminous material.
The one-minute tourbillon dubbed in the name can be admired on the reverse side of the case. Its cage takes center stage within the architecture of the genuine manually wound LF619.01 caliber equipped with a double balance spring. Beating at 3Hz, it boasts a power reserve of 80 hours and displays magnificent decorations, such as brushed ruthenium-coated bridges and meticulously bevelled angles.
Only 15 examples of the Laurent Ferrier Grand Sport Tourbillon Pursuit will be produced annually. Price is available upon request.
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