Tourbillon Grand Sport

STAINLESS STEEL – BROWN GRADIENT OPALIN DIAL

Ref: LCF 041.AC.G1GO

STAINLESS STEEL – BROWN GRADIENT OPALIN DIAL

Ref: LCF 041.AC.G1GO

Laurent Ferrier is best known today as a master independent watchmaker, but rewind 40 years to the 1970s and his name was more likely to be seen on the roster of some of the most prestigious motor races. He competed in the legendary 24 Hours of Le Mans seven times, coming first in the two-litre prototype category in 1977.

It was during this period that he met fellow driver and industrialist François Servanin. The two men shared a passion for both speed and mechanics which cemented their friendship and in 1979 they raced together behind the wheel of a Porsche 935T from the Kramer racing team, coming an overall third in the competition. Their performance was all the more remarkable considering that many of their competitors were professional Formula 1 drivers.

The two gentlemen’s love for mechanics never waned, leading them to form the Laurent Ferrier watch brand in 2009. Today they remember the beginning of their friendship and motor racing adventures with this brand-new limited edition Tourbillon Grand Sport that captures the spirit of 1970s motor racing.

A Grand Sport Design

The Tourbillon Grand Sport catches the eye with its smoked taupe-coloured dial and orange luminescent hands and indexes that respect the brand’s love for elegance and finesse, while offering a sportier and more powerful design. The dial is protected by a spherical tinted sapphire crystal that softens the dial and provides a beautifully rounded profile when viewed from the side.

Movement

Specifications

Movement

Calibre
Tourbillon, opposite double balance spring.
Swiss lever escapement.
Balance at variable geometry, with screw.
Tourbillon frame carrier in periphery.
Indications
Hours and Minutes in the centre. Small seconds at 6 o´clock. Power reserve area indicator on the back side.
Correctors
Crown for winding, time-setting.
Movement diameter
31.60 mm (14´´´).
Thickness
5.57 mm.
Frequency
3Hz (21´600 /H).
Power reserve
80 hours.
Number of components
235
Number of jewels
23

Case

Material
Stainless steel.
Size
44 mm diameter.
Thickness
3 parts, middle, bezel and bottom hooked Sapphire bottom, tourbillon movement vision.
Crown
Stainless steel.
Details
Tinted sapphire glass and satin finishing on the sides and polished bezel.
Water resistance
100m

Dial

Material
Brown gradient with nickel opalin in the center.
Details
Small second at 6 o’clock.
Indexes
18K/750 210 Pd white gold with orange superluminova.

Hands

Material
18K/750 White gold 210Pd.
Hours and minutes
Assegai-shaped with orange superluminova.
Seconds
Baton-type.

Strap

Bracelet
Rubber, taupe.
Clasp
Folding clasp.

Variations

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