Laurent Ferrier’s favorite core expressions remain deeply rooted in the horologcial tradition of the 19th century. These shapes designed by the watch manufacturer, all available in the Galet lines are now entering a new era.
With the rectangular Bridge One, Laurent Ferrier marks the launch of a new caliber especially shaped for this new design but also marks the beginning of a new line inspired by the “Passerelle de l’lle” a very famous bridge in Geneva, on which Laurent Ferrier had a breath-taking view from his room when he was a child.
The brand new case shape is designed to guarantee a great wearing experience. The middle case is inspired by the pure line of the bridge, hence its name Bridge One. For this industrial inspiration, Laurent Ferrier chose stainless steel as a material. The non-straight shape of the lugs are part of the appeal of this new case, providing an interesting perspective on the overall timepiece but also offering a perfect fit on the wrist and a great sense of comfort. The traditional ball-shaped winding-crown facilitates handling.
The originality of this case lies in the spherical sapphire. It is cut as if it was extracted from a crystal ball. Additionally, the smoked effect due to the hue on the glass provides a sense of uniqueness to the piece.
The Laurent Ferrier Bridge One case features a guaranteed water resistance of 3 atm. It measures 30 x 44 mm.
Two lines are presented for SIHH 2019: An enamel Grand Feu white dial and slate grey enamelled roman numerals without sub-dial for a maximum readability. And a grained slate grey dial with a raised XII marker at 12 o’clock and a sub-dial for a very textured feeling. The two versions are swept over by assegai-shaped hour and minute hands, and a baton-type seconds hand for the slate grey dial.
The Laurent Ferrier Bridge One features a brand new caliber which needed to be designed specially to fit in the rectangular case. The LF107.01 is a manual winding movement with a Swiss lever escapement and offers an eighty hour power reserve. The level of finishing is consistent with all the other calibers of Laurent Ferrier’s collection. The sapphire crystal case-back provides a view on the beautifully finished caliber.
The Bridge One is fitted with a Honey Timberland leather or a Honey alligator leather strap with Alcantara lining.