Laurent Ferrier delights with the Classic Micro-Rotor – Salon des Horlogers Edition, a stainless steel timepiece with a case shape reminiscent of a pebble and an intriguing two-tone blue sector dial. Two years in the making and limited to just 25 pieces, this exclusive edition was created in collaboration with Salon des Horlogers, a Geneva-based retailer of contemporary independent watchmakers.
Inspired by Art Deco principles, the dial wows with harmoniously varied tones and textures through associating a deep blue grained center, a matt white coated chapter ring, a deep blue sunburst brushed outer ring, a blue opaline subsidiary seconds and a fine matt white transfer around the periphery.
The indication of the hours and minutes is performed by “Assegai-shaped” hands while a matching baton-shaped hand tells the seconds.
As is de rigueur for the Geneva-based brand, the Classic Micro-Rotor – Salon des Horlogers Edition is powered by a manufacture movement, offering some innovative details and a superlative finishing quality. Self-winding FBN 229.01 amasses a three-day power reserve and is equipped with a unidirectional pawl-fitted micro-rotor.
The exceptional finishing of the movement is performed in fine watchmaking traditions at the brand’s ateliers in Geneva. In addition to a Côtes de Genève pattern on the bridges and the circular graining on the mainplate, the flanks are hand-drawn, the wheel spokes are bevelled, the screw heads are polished, and the interior angles are hand-crafted. The mirror polishing done by hand on the pawl, the balance-cock, and the micro-rotor bridge, as well as the guilloché motif on the 18-carat solid gold micro-rotor, lend this model a truly distinctive radiance. Delighting enthusiasts, the sapphire crystal case back showcases the sophisticated workmanship and the stunning architecture.
Pricing is marked at CHF 50,000, or about $50,486 when converted to USD.
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