This exceptional event allowed independant watchmakers to meet with collectors over a dinner during which an artist created sand paintings in front of an enthousiastic audience.
Laurent FerrierIt continued on September 26th in Singapore with encounters during plenary sessions held in “The Hour Glass” pop-up store and moderated by Kevin Tan (PuristSPro). The goal was to bring together some key figures in the field of independent watchmaking (including Laurent Ferrier as well as Philippe Dufour, Vianney Halter, Roger Smith and Kari Voutilainen) in the Atrium of the PARAGON MALL for open discussions with the hundred or so guests. The questions dealt with issues such as the motivations of independent watchmakers, their sources of inspiration and their technical choices.
Mr. Michael Tay, Mr. Kari Voutilainen, Mr. Laurent Ferrier, Mr. Kevin Tan, Mr. Philippe Dufour, Mr. Roger Smith
From September 23rd to October 6th 2013, Laurent Ferrier was in the spotlight as part of an advertising campaign broadcast in the Hong Kong Airport Express trains between Central and AsiaWorld Expo stations as a means of announcing the event held on September 28th in the Masterpiece by King Fook boutique.
A VIP dinner at the Landmark Mandarin Oriental provided an opportunity to meet some keen watch aficionados.
Mr Ferrier, Mr Demonsais and Mr Yip
On September 24 2013, LAURENT FERRIER picked up the 0024 Watchworld “Arts & Crafts” Award, a prize that particularly honours hand-craftmanship values, technical accomplishments and the care lavished on finishing.
William Asprey of William and Son, Mr. Lex Stolk (jurymember and International editior -in-chief of 0024 WatchWorld), Mr. Harry Wijnschenk (CEO and chairman of the Jury)
Monaco, September 28th. For its second participation in Only Watch, LAURENT FERRIER once again sparked collectors’ interest with the special edition of the GALET CLASSIC that went under Antiquorum’s hammer for 130,000 euros – meaning 30% over the initial estimate. This is a new vote of confidence for LAURENT FERRIER which is proud to be participating in this noble cause.
The auction raised a total of €5,066,000 which will serve to fund research on Duchenne muscular dystrophy.
After a plane journey around the world, the Galet Traveller now reveals its attributes in a brand-new film. Each detail is shown in minute and vibrant detail. The gaze sweeps across the famous pebble-shaped solid gold case and the generous winding crown, before marvelling at the dial effects, the gold hands and the slender hour-markers complemented by two bevelled apertures displaying the reference time and date. A look through the back then reveals the self-winding LF 230.01 movement from the line of Micro-Rotor with natural escapement movements, which incorporates the dual-time adjustment mechanism as well as the date. One also notes that the latter is not an additional module, but instead a fully integrated complication that required no less than two years of development and is once again graced with breathtakingly beautiful finishing…
The great Only Watch auction will be held on September 28th 2013. This charity auction on behalf of research on Duchenne muscular dystrophy will feature a one-of-a-kind model from Laurent Ferrier: a Tourbillon Double Spiral movement encased in a steel pebble framing a grand feu enamelled dial portraying a dove.
Meanwhile, this exceptional creation can be viewed as part of the grand World Tour that began on August 30th in Tokyo and will continue its journey through the world’s major capitals until the great day arrives at last.