Not surprisingly, the Tourbillon Grand Sport’s gradient dial, the Assegai-shaped hands, and indices, and especially the movement, look great. The case design seems to derive its look from a Nautilus. At least it’s, arguably, better looking than the Galet Square, which has the same movement, apart from a difference in plating on the main plate and bridges.
Whatever happened to Laurent Ferrier’s round Galets? Those were, in my opinion, the best-looking of the watches coming from Ferrier. I really liked the slender, non-luminous Assegai-shaped hour and minute hands on the Galet watches. Then again this is marketed as a sports watch and luminous markings are pretty standard for the genre.
The hours, minutes, and small seconds are driven by caliber LF 619.01, which has a double-spiral tourbillon discreetly visible on the backside. The 3Hz manually wound movement measures 31.6 mm x 5.57 mm, has 188 total components, 23 jewels, and an 80-hour power reserve. It’s been chronometer-certified at the Besançon Observatory. The mainplate and bridges have been treated with a ruthenium plating which gives it a dark look compared to rhodium plating.
The retail price is $185,000 (Ref. LCF 041.AC.G1GO). It comes in stainless steel with a brown gradient opaline dial, a three bridge movement, brown rubber strap, and there are only 12 being produced.
Photos by Laurent Ferrier.