New: Laurent Ferrier Classic Origin Blue
Laurent Ferrier adds another dial colour to their Classic Origin collection a fumé blue.
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New: Laurent Ferrier Classic Origin Blue
Its been 12 years since the first Laurent Ferrier Classic watch to hit the market was their first, and was known as the Gallet Tourbillon, which we covered way back in 2010. They have renamed the collection, and streamlined the watches, and the Gallet Tourbillon is now called the Classic Tourbillon. The collection has grown to 12 models, and became somewhat mainstream with their mid-priced Micro Rotor model, which also began life as the Gallet Micro Rotor, and now known as the Classic Micro Rotor. A Traveller Model, with two timezones was added in 2015.
The Classic Origin began life in 2020, identified by the hand wound movements in the Classic case. The movements are inspired from the Journeyman Watch made by Laurent Ferrier, somewhat simplified for series production. Bur still retaining the signature characteristics of the Laurent Ferrier brand. And as usual, the watches are defined by the movement, and the Calibre LF116.01 is superbly crafted in true haute horlogerie style. Very nice, simple lines, executed well.
This new release, considered a dial addition, Laurent Ferrier has released the hand wound time only version in a fumé styled blue sector dial. This is the third rendition of the Classic Origin, the launch edition was in a green fumé dial which is now sold out, and an white dial version exists in the current catalog, with a retail tag of SGD 47,122 before taxes, the same as for the Classic Origin Green. At the time of publication, the retail price of the new Classic Origin Blue is not set yet, but is expected to be along the same price as the Classic Origin White. All the three Classic Origin watches are houses in titanium cases.
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Twelve years after its launch, LAURENT FERRIER is maintaining its momentum with an intense blue version of one of its latest emblematic models, the Classic Origin.
With its Assegai hands, drop-shaped indices, and elegant powdery-grey hour track, as well as the case’s perfect combination of straight and curved lines and the abundance of exceptional finishes on the movement, this piece truly represents the quintessence of the brand.
Initially developed to pay tribute to all the aesthetic codes created by Mr Laurent Ferrier himself in 2010, the Classic Origin has succeeded in becoming an icon of the LF collection.
AN INTENSE DIAL
Blue is not only the designer’s favourite colour, but Laurent considers it to be essential in any watch collection. After the Classic Micro-Rotor, the Classic Traveller, the Square Micro-Rotor, the École Annual Calendar, the Grand Sport Tourbillon and the recent Sport Auto, it seemed self-evident to adorn the Classic Origin with a deep blue dial.
The carefully selected intensity of blue on this new dial, along with the graphic lines borrowed from the Annual Calendar, give this latest reference a very modern and dynamic feel, similar to the previous Classic Origin Opaline and Classic Origin Green. This new, stronger shade of blue is a breath of fresh air for the entire LAURENT FERRIER collection. The opaline dial presents a gradation of blues that transition from a lighter shade in the centre to deepest blue around the periphery. The discreet powdery-grey hour track is punctuated by sky-blue numerals. The composition is finished off with a powdery-grey centre cross and four of the brand’s iconic drop-shaped indices. A snailed seconds counter at 6 o’clock features subtle sky-blue markers. Sweeping over the dial are LF’s famous Assegai-shaped hour and minute hands, in 18-carat white gold.
AN ENDURING CASE
This intense blue dial sits within the brand’s timeless Classic case. The Grade 5 titanium 40 mm diameter case features the same harmonious contours as the very first LAURENT FERRIER creation, the Classic Tourbillon.
It also features the same emblematic ball-shaped crown whose gracious architecture is inspired by 19th-century pocket watches. Its original proportions and plump shape make winding a true pleasure.
AN EXCLUSIVE LF CALIBRE
The manual-winding Calibre LF116.01 has been crafted with the greatest refinement. Visible through the sapphire case back, it incorporates a screw balance and Breguet-type overcoil balance-spring. This combination enhances precision and mitigates positional timekeeping errors while improving isochronism. The brand’s famous long-blade ratchet system is another highlight of the movement. This polished, hand-crafted ratchet is emblematic of the LAURENT FERRIER brand, offering an inimitable sound during winding that is characteristic of the most demanding watches. When the Classic Origin Blue is perfectly wound, it can operate independently for 80 hours thanks to its excellent power reserve.
While the Calibre LF116.01 may be more minimalist than some of the brand’s complication movements, it offers the same high-end finishes as every other LAURENT FERRIER creation. The bridges are microbeaded, with black rhodium finish and entirely hand-polished edges. Each screw-head is mirror polished and the escapement bridge is adorned with a hand-made interior angle, reflecting the workshop’s meticulous attention to detail.
Fitted with a midnight blue Nubuck strap with tone-on-tone Alcantara lining, the Classic Origin Blue is the latest interpretation of LAURENT FERRIER’s timeless s watch design.
Laurent Ferrier Classic Origin Blue Technical Details
• Manual-winding calibre LF116.01
• Swiss anchor escapement
• Screw balance
• Display: hours, minutes, small seconds at 6 o’clock
• Movement diameter: 31.60 mm
• Thickness: 4.35 mm
• Frequency: 3Hz (21,600 vph)
• Power reserve: 80 hours
• Number of components: 150
• Number of jewels: 21
• Microbead finish with black rhodium treatment
• Grade 5 titanium
• Water-resistant up to 30 m
• Ball-shaped crown in Grade 5 titanium
• Case diameter: 40 mm
• Case thickness: 11.10 mm
• Blue gradient opaline with powdery-grey hour track and sky-blue numerals
• Drop-shaped indices, 18k white gold
• Snailed small seconds subdial at 6 o’clock
• Hours and minutes: Assegai-shaped in 18k white gold
• Seconds: baton-shaped in 18k white gold
• Midnight-blue Nubuck leather with tone-on-tone Alcantara lining
• Pin buckle in Grade 5 titanium