Hands-On The Laurent Ferrier Bridge One
To many, myself notwithstanding, such a large amount of Laurent Ferrier’s way of life as a contemporary free watchmaker is tied up in the carefully adjusted Galet case shape, and in the Ferrier regular escapement (a minor departure from the Breguet échappement naturel, for which Laurent Ferrier is notable ). What we have here is certainly not a Galet, and besides, its development doesn’t have a characteristic escapement. The watch comprises of a molded case coordinated to an all-new physically twisted development, with a rectangular form.
But a Laurent Ferrier it is. Stylishly, this watch figures out how to send out a recognizable vibe, and we can securely ascribe this to a joint effort among Ferrier and Urwerk that appeared as a piece unique for Only Watch in 2017. The Arpal One’s plan was guided by the limitations forced by utilizing Urwerk’s UR 105 development with planetary showcase, which Ferrier adjusted to suit his own unmistakable way to deal with watch plan. Ferrier permeated what was basically an advanced and specialized sort of watch instrument with old-world artfulness. The experience, thus, appears to have given Ferrier parcels to consider. What might a rectangular Laurent Ferrier could resemble? Presently we know.
This watch makes a big appearance another development from Laurent Ferrier, the physically twisted LF107.01, and that new type was required by the case state of the Bridge One, so how about we start with the case. The Bridge One estimates 44mm long by 30 mm wide, with a thickness of 14.58mm. I found that the Bridge One wore comfortably during my short involvement in it in a SIHH corner. I trait this equilibrium and comfort to the descending slant of its treated steel carries, which held it set up regardless of the way that this is certifiably not an irrelevantly measured watch. There is genuine presence here, as you can find in the wrist shots further down in the article. What’s more, that presence is enhanced by a thickness that approaches 15mm. These elements bring the watch into a sort of strange stylish domain. Its 30 meters of water obstruction, its rectangular, hand-wound type, and its discretionary grand feu veneer dial, all spot it immovably in the dress watch camp, yet it wears bigger than your normal dress watch.
While the case clearly isn’t round, its surfaces are rounded. At the point when held in the hand and put on the wrist, this watch feels like a Laurent Ferrier, regardless of whether the association may feel like a stretch dependent on a small bunch of press images. From a plan outlook, the Bridge One additionally is by all accounts a reference to certain molded watches delivered by any semblance of Patek Philippe and Vacheron Constantin during the 1950s. (This is an association Jack made promptly after seeing the watch during our Laurent Ferrier arrangement at SIHH.) Though once more, the extents of those recorded watches, and specifically their thickness, would have been in an alternate league.
The new LF107.01 development, as you can see above, is completely completed to a significant exclusive expectation, as you’d anticipate from a watch from Laurent Ferrier. It’s physically twisted with a Swiss switch escapement beating at 21,600 vph. Its longer force save of 80 hours is a pleasant touch, particularly in a physically wound development like as this one, yet it bears referencing that the Ferrier normal escapement is something that has verifiably produced a ton of interest in Laurent Ferrier watches. The shortfall of this specialized distinguishing mark is something that authorities will probably factor in when choosing whether the Bridge One is the Laurent Ferrier that they need to add to their collection.
Along with the white grand feu veneer with no little seconds ($42,000) seen over, the Bridge One is likewise appearing in grained dark with a little seconds show ($37,000) and an area dial (below).
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