Laurent Ferrier first set luxury watch connoisseurs salivating in 2010 with the release of their sublime Galet Classique Tourbillon Double Balance Spring, and with good reason. Now the young brand with the not so young founder (Ferrier spent 40 years at Patek Philippe honing his skills before leaving to start his own Marque) is getting ready to do it all again this year at Baselworld, with the introduction of their new Traveller timepiece.
Going from one extreme to another in our in-depth coverage of the Geneva Time Exhibition we today turn the spotlight on another of my favorite independent watchmakers; Laurent Ferrier.
Over the past 12 months there has been a noticeable shift back towards more classic, reserved timepieces as brands and buyers emerged from the global financial crisis with decidedly different (perhaps humbled?) tastes. This trend has been even more apparent in men’s watches, with over-sized dials and