Laurent Ferrier - The Geneva Watch Auction: XIV Geneva Friday, November 5, 2021 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: Laurent Ferrier
    Year: Circa 2018
    Movement No: 022
    Model Name: Montre École Quantième Annuel
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Manual, cal. LF126.01, 23 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Laurent Ferrier pin buckle
    Dimensions: 40mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Laurent Ferrier undated and unstamped Guarantee, instruction booklet, loupe, polishing cloth, fitted presentation box and outer packaging

  • Catalogue Essay

    Laurent Ferrier is a watchmaker in the purest sense of the term. He refined not only his technical skills but also his aesthetics during the more than 30 years he spent at Patek Philippe, eventually becoming Director of the Creation Department.

    Consequently, his pieces are among the most elegant creations which can be found in the independent watchmakers panorama. The influence of vintage aesthetics is always apparent in his pieces; in this instance, for example, the overall dial layout (two windows, and date track) is found on timeless classics of the past century, as is the sectorial configuration and the two-tone finish.

    The whole concept is however reinterpreted with subtle modern upgrades: the case is a generous - but not excessive - 40mm diameter, and the color scheme of the watch - a sporty but elegant slate gray complemented by blue and red details - adds flair while maintaining the overall refinement of the aesthetics.

    The "Montre Ecole Quantieme Annual" model was launched in 2018, and is a tribute to the timepieces Mr. Ferrier found most inspirational to him. In fact the round case with protruding officier style lugs strongly recall early wristwatches made from converted pocket watches.

  • Artist Biography

    Laurent Ferrier

    Swiss • 2008

    Introducing its first watch to critical acclaim in 2010, Laurent Ferrier was founded by long-time Swiss watchmaker of the same name. Following a 37-year career at Patek Philippe, Ferrier founded the brand in 2008, creating timeless wristwatches inspired by the finest wrist and pocket watches from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Revered by collectors around the world for their genuine innovations and understated elegance, the brand specializes in exquisitely hand-finished movements featuring state-of-the-art watchmaking technology. Galet, or "pebble" in French, describes the signature feature of the brand's cases used across its collection — with soft curves, domed crystals and rounded edges reminding one of a smooth pebble.

    Key models include the Galet Classic Tourbillon Double Spiral and the Galet Micro-Rotor, with stunning movement architectures designed after prestigious observatory chronometer movements of the twentieth century.

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A very refined and versatile stainless steel annual calendar wristwatch with power reserve indication, two-tone slate dial, guarantee and box

Circa 2018
40mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

CHF18,000 - 25,000 

Sold for CHF35,280

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The Geneva Watch Auction: XIV

Geneva Auction 5 & 7 November 2021