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Laurent Ferrier

Classic Origin for Revolution The Rake CHF 37 500

DETAILS

This extremely rare watch is a special limited edition of 12 Classic Origin watches with a stainless steel case and two-tone ‘sector’ dial, released in 2020 for Revolution and The Rake magazines. In early 2020, the Laurent Ferrier brand launched a new entry-level Classic Origin model to mark the 10th anniversary of its first watch, offered in a 40mm round titanium case with the newly developed hand-wound caliber LF116.01. Looking back, one is reminded of the first model in the brand collection launched by Laurent Ferrier, the Galet Classic Tourbillon Double Spiral watch. With this model, the brand clearly demonstrated that it wanted to operate in the narrow and extremely demanding market of collector’s watches. The brand has maintained this specialization to this day, with an annual production of less than 200 pieces. However, the introduction of the Classic Origin watch, which is a value-for-money offering in the collection, shows that the brand wants to appeal to a wider audience that would not consider buying watches with tourbillons and other complications due to their higher prices. The soft shapes and finishing of the Galet stainless-steel case are matched by a graceful yet rather large and easy-to-use turban-shaped crown. The elongated hands of the modified ‘spade & whip’ style, which are given soft streamlined shapes, are made from blued steel – Laurent Ferrier calls this design ‘Assegai’. It gives the watch a special charm and recognition. In this edition, the watch is offered with the original second set of blued steel hands with lumi. Perhaps the most striking design feature of the Classic Origin Edition Limitée pour Revolution & The Rake is the so-called ‘scientific’ dial. It is often referred to as a ‘sector dial’, but Revolution & The Rake has chosen the term ‘scientific’ for this watch. Watches with such a dial, both wristwatches and pocket watches, appeared in the 1920s as one of the ways to display the time more clearly. Their distinctive feature is that the chapter ring has a circular line from which the ‘stick’ hour markings deviate outwards. Some of these hour markings could be supplemented or replaced by Arabic numerals, which was done with the numbers 9, 12 and 3 on this watch. To increase clarity, the ‘scientific’ dial is divided into zones that differ in color and finish. In this watch, the central zone has a light cream color, while the silvery background of the chapter ring is brushed. The small seconds are located on a recessed sub-dial at 6 o’clock with a grooved background and four enlarged markings in the cardinal points. The watch originally came with a beige Alcantara strap with Laurent Ferrier pin buckle and a Milanese stainless steel bracelet made in Japan, with straight end links. These options are included with this watch.

REASONS TO BUY

The Laurent Ferrier Classic Origin Edition Limitée pour Revolution & The Rake is an attractive purchase for collector and connoisseurs looking for an extremely rare, understated and stylish dress wristwatch from a modern haute horlogerie watch brand that is one of the most notable players in the modern collector’ market. The combination of typical Laurent Ferrier design features such as the smoothly rounded, pebble-shaped case, the sleek ‘Assegai’ hands in the unique branded design, the hand-wound caliber in a beautiful, traditional design with Haute Horlogerie finishing and the special features of this limited edition, in particular the rare version of the caliber and the two-tone, ‘scientific’ dial, make this watch even more attractive.

ABOUT THIS WATCH

A hand-wound caliber LF116.01, developed for the Classic Origin, is characterized by a pleasant bridge arrangement. It obviously harks back to the excellent pocket watch calibers of the early 20th century that were produced in the Vallée de Joux in Switzerland. This is evidenced by the traditional design with a round border of bridges around the balance, the characteristic shape of the barrel bridge and, of course, the long-blade ratchet pawl, which is now obligatory for Laurent Ferrier watches and was invented in 1891 in the LeCoultre et Cie. factory in the Vallée de Joux. The technical features of the movement include a free-sprung balance and a traditional Swiss lever escapement. A hairspring with Breguet overcoil and a Geneva hairspring stud cap can be seen as a sign of a high-quality watch caliber with Geneva origins. The caliber LF116.01 is finished according to the expectations of the haute horlogerie connoisseur and therefore makes a very pleasant impression. For this Classic Origin Edition Limitée pour Revolution & The Rake, the brand opted for an unusual finishing variant with a gold-plated mainplate and bridges textured by sandblasting, as already used for the special edition Montre École, instead of the black rhodium plating customary for watches in the Laurent Ferrier collection. Other finishes include hand-polished bevels with sharp inner and outer corners, engraved inscriptions, polished screw heads and the jewels set in beautiful, broadly beveled recesses.

SPECIFICATION

CaseStainless steel case, with a sapphire caseback
StrapLight brown calf strap, with original stainless steel Laurent Ferrier pin buckle
DialSilver and Opaline two yones
MovementYellow-gold finish that is micro-sandblastedanchor movement with escapement in combination with a large free sprung balance wheel
Ref.LF116.01
Movement No.059
D=40mm
Year2020

CONDITION REPORT

Case:Very good , no signs of wear
Bracelet:Very good, no signs of wear
Dial:Mint condition
Movement:All functions working properly
Box:Yes
Papers:Yes

DELIVERY & RETURNS

We offer worldwide delivery on all of our watches.

If ordering from Switzerland or Europe, your watch will be sent the same working week. The courier will depend on the value of the watch, with all watches delivered the next working week.

If ordering from outside Europe, delivery will depend on the choice of courier and destination.

You can cancel your order without giving any reason, within 14 days from the day the watch has been delivered to you.

WARRANTY

All of our pre-owned watches have undergone thorough mechanical inspections, including being ultrasonically cleaned, serviced and resealed if appropriate and tested for at least four days, to ensure they meet our highest timekeeping standards.

Our pre-owned and vintage watches, unless stated otherwise, are covered by a full or a limited twenty-four month warranty. For example, due to their age, some vintage watches should not be subjected to the same conditions as when they were new.

All of our new watches are covered by the warranty from the original manufacturer. Please contact us for further information.

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