Swiss brand Laurent Ferrier presents an ultra-luxury version of the Grand Sport Tourbillon sports watch in red gold.
Equipped with a high-quality, handcrafted tourbion movement, the Grand Sport Tourbillon debuted as a steel model with an integrated rubber strap. Subsequently, a version of the watch appeared with an integrated steel bracelet. The brand currently offers the Grand Sport Tourbillon in matte 5N red gold with a fine chocolate-coloured graduated dial.
The Grand Sport Tourbillon, first released in 2019, took inspiration from the engagement of the two founders of the brand (Laurent Ferrier and François Servanin) with car racing. The curved lines of the Grand Sport Tourbillon are reminiscent of the sleek lines of a racing car, and are powered by a high-performance LF619.01 turbocharged movement with double balance springs.
Having the same dimensions as previous steel versions, with a case diameter of 44mm and a height of 13.40mm, the red gold case now weighs 310g, but seems smaller thanks to the play of convex and concave shapes and rounded edges. Special lugs protect the crown to ensure the case is water resistant to a depth of 100 meters.
Through the use of different matte finishes – round on the panel, vertical in the middle of the case – the matte case looks sportier and warmer than the polished case. The three-link bracelet has a similar satin finish with brightly polished bevels on the center links.
Moving from a lighter chocolate tone in the center to darker at the edges, the warm brown color of the gradient dial pairs beautifully with the red gold. The signature teardrop-shaped hour markers and Assegai-shaped hands are crafted from red gold, treated with white Super-LumiNova and applied to an opal dial. To accommodate the small seconds counter at 6 o’clock, the markers at 5 and 7 o’clock have been abbreviated. Emphasizing the rounded look of the watch, the dial is protected by a domed sapphire crystal.
According to the philosophy of abstinence, the tourbillon is not displayed on the dial. On the back of the case, you can see a hand-wound one-minute turbine movement, exquisitely decorated. The movement retains 80 hours of power reserve and works at a frequency of 3 Hz. Equipped with a double balancing spring, the movement, as part of the Classic Tourbillon, won the GPHG Best Men’s Watch Award in 2010.