Those Who Inpired Us
Having witnessed the beauty of Aurel Bacs’ sector dial Laurent Ferrier, we worked with the Swiss watch manufacturer to create our special edition in the same spirit but with different details.
Sector dials were designed in the 1920s as a way of more clearly delineating time and were used on both wristwatches and pocket watches. They featured a circular track where the hour indexes would radiate outward. This means that the hour hand would align perfectly with this track and there could be no mistaking its placement. The Laurent Ferrier Classic Origin for Revolution & The Rake has a dial that is inspired by this historical design. The hands on the watch are Ferrier's typical Assegai hands, but we've also sourced a second set of blued steel LumiNova-filled hands. As we will be offering this watch by preorder, please note to specify if you would prefer the luminous hands or the normal Assegai hands fitted, and we will include the second pair in your watch box.
We opted to create the watch in steel because we wanted to fit it on a steel “beads of rice” bracelet with straight end-links — this is our preferred way of wearing the watch and was directly inspired by Auro Montanari and his wearing of his own Laurent Ferrier Micro-Rotor Aurel Bacs scientific model on a vintage steel Gay Frères “beads of rice” style bracelet. A second Alcantara strap with Beige lining is of course included along with the Laurent Ferrier buckle.
Instead of the sandblasted black rhodium finish that is typical of the LF 116.01 calibre, we requested a finish that was used only once before on the Laurent Ferrier Montre École in steel. That is a yellow-gold or champagne finish, micro-sandblasted to appear almost like a frosted finish.