offers alternatives to all devotees of classic mechanical watchmaking. The workshop develops movements crafted in harmony with the finest traditions, while enriching them with high-performing and genuinely innovative technical attributes. Designed for devotees of pure values, it updates horological fundamentals – a renewal of origins that positions Laurent Ferrier as a well-respected member of the exclusive circle of mechanical Haute Horlogerie.
Hailing from a family with a watchmaking tradition stretching back three generations, Laurent Ferrier, the emblematic figure of the brand bearing his name, is profoundly attached to the excellence of watchmaking professions. His 37 years to date in the field of design, technical research and watch external parts, both his inventiveness and his quest for perfection pursued through a faultless career.
Born in Geneva in 1946, Laurent Ferrier took a complete watchmaker’s training course at the Geneva Watchmaking School. Upon graduation, he began his career in movement development and prototyping, thereby becoming familiar with the construction of Fine Watchmaking calibres. His passion for motor sports led him to a change of professional scene for several years. During this period, he devoted his skill to making automobile components, while in 1979, his talent as a driver earned him a third place in the overall rankings of the legendary Le Mans 24 Hours endurance race, at the wheel of a Porsche 935T.
Laurent Ferrier bridges the gap between horological tradition, embodied by a wealth of details and finishes, and industrial innovations. Its movements feature an entirely novel construction and are made from cutting-edge materials, the goal being to achieve a perfect blend of classic aesthetics and ultra-reliable functionality.