RETRO MY LOVE
The Geneva-based brand just unveiled not one but two exceptional timepieces, two minimalist interpretations of the Art Deco spirit in watchmaking that are at the same time both similar and different. Choosing may well be difficult!
There are those in this world who hold a magical power, the ability to transform everything they touch into something beautiful and to bring light just with their fingertips. No need for a magic wand, only two essential things: talent and passion. Laurent Ferrier is undoubtedly one of these enchanters. Each of the creations that come out of his Geneva workshop is dazzling. The Square Micro-rotor Retro timepiece duo is ample proof of this. The minimalist elegance of this pair is clearly inspired by the Art Deco movement, and the heart of it is as sublime as it is high-performance.
As with every Laurent Ferrier timepiece, this duo is no exception to the rule. The rounded lines of the cushion-shaped case, 41x41mm in diameter and 11.10mm thick, beckon to be caressed. To punctuate these delicate ergonomics, the crown has a ball shape with fluted edges. Forged in either steel or red gold, the casing houses the FBN 229.01 caliber, a movement that winds automatically via a unidirectional ratchet micro-rotor. This is optimized thanks to the silicon escapement with double direct impulse to the balance wheel. Beating at a gentle frequency of 3hz, this movement delivers an energy reserve of three days.
Coated with an opaline finish, the dial faces are available in light silver and charcoal gray, and the Arabic numerals are in anthracite or matte white. The 3 and 9 are positioned horizontally and linked by a circle punctuated by a small azure second hand at 6 o’clock, and a railroad track along the perimeter. The brand’s traditional signature sagaie-shaped hands display the hours and minutes in the center.
The khaki or dark grey alligator skin strap with Alcantara lining closes with a pin buckle.
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By Sharmila Bertin