One of the very first brands I always pay a visit to each trade show is Laurent Ferrier. This has been the case for some years now, since 2013 or before. It’s not that I expect to see some new cutting edge technology â LF’s tourbillon and micro-rotor calibers are a few years old now and haven’t been tweaked much since inception. Rather, it’s that I am often genuinely excited to see how Ferrier will package these two outstanding calibers. So much has been done with dials over the years, and now we see a third case style that is being called “Montre Ãcole”, or school watch.Â
Following the Galet and Galet Square, Montre Ãcole is a totally round watch with extended lugs that is supposed to be reminiscent of early wristwatches that were born as pocket watches. The 40mm watch features a three piece basinnÃ© case that is formed by two satin bands, matte finished on one, polished on the other. The watch is very round, and the lugs are straight and thin while the “pastille” end-pieces are echoed by the crown.
Inside we see the same wonderful self-winding caliber with natural escapement that has enchanted so many LF clients to date. The new case is, like everything at LF, just a clean and well conceived idea that will appeal to the traditionalists among us looking for a very high-end, but not flashy, time-only watch. The Laurent Ferrier Montre Ãcole will come in both steel and gold â with platinum available on request â and both feature the same two-tone silver dial.
Full pricing and live pics are coming soon.
For more, visit Laurent Ferrier online.