Swiss Maison Laurent Ferrier has just debuted its No.3 from its ‘Série Atelier’ collection in the form of a Classic Traveller with dual time zones characterised by a polished titanium case framing a sunburst magnetic-green dial.
Manufactured in a limited edition of just 15 pieces, the new Classic Traveller Magnetic Green ‘Série Atelier’ is the third of this series produced in very limited quantities and sold exclusively on the brand’s website. It follows the Classic Origin Green, which was launched in 2020 and the blue and orange version of the École Annual Calendar of 2021.
The watch comes in a 41 mm Grade 5 titanium case offering the softness, domes and curves typical of the ‘pebble-shaped’ cases created by Laurent Ferrier from the very beginning. Its sides, bezel and lugs are perfectly polished offering the same shine of white gold but with the advantage of being four times lighter.
The magnetic-green dial has multiple faces depending on how the light hits the surface thanks to its special finish with a central sunburst surrounded by a soft circular satin-finish. The bevelled dual time-zone aperture at 9 o’clock is visually balanced by the date window at 3 o’clock.
At 6 o’clock, the small seconds are set back from the thickness of the dial. The transferred Arabic numerals in slate grey are set inside an elaborate grid where the track and ten-second sections are marked on a barely perceptible snailed surface. The 18ct white gold drop-shaped applied hour-markers and the hour and minute hands, with their shape resembling the Assegai spears, complete the dial.
The GMT function is very easy to use. The hour hand located in the centre represents the Local Time. It can be adjusted when travelling across time zones by means of the corrector push-buttons, which cause the hand to jump from hour to hour depending on the distance travelled, forwards or backwards. The time displayed in the window at 9 o’clock is the Home Time. It remains constant regardless of travel and is therefore controlled directly by the crown.
The manufacture LF230.02 calibre can be appreciated through the transparent sapphire crystal caseback. Beating at a frequency of 3 Hz (21,600 vibrations per hour), this self-winding movement featuring micro-rotor and natural escapement offers a power reserve of 80 hours.
Its finishes are in line with the highest Haute Horlogerie standards and include the finely circular-grained mainplate, the hand-bevelled bridges decorated with a horizontal rhodium-plated satin finish, the mirror-polished openwork anchor bridge revealing hand-crafted interior angles, the mirror-polished and hand-bevelled rotor bridge, and the bevelled and guilloché rotor.
Matched to a forest-green nubuck strap with Grade 5 titanium buckle, the Laurent Ferrier ‘Série Atelier’ Classic Traveller Magnetic Green (ref. LCF007.T1.V8G) is listed at CHF 62,000 (excluding tax) and is produced in a limited edition of 15 pieces available exclusively at Laurent Ferrier.
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