History of Laurent Ferrier
This eponymous watch company was founded by Laurent Ferrier in 2010. Ferrier’s father and grandfather were both watchmakers, and Laurent Ferrier worked for almost 40 years at Patek Philippe, eventually becoming Technical Director, before starting his own company. One of the Patek Philippe watches most closely associated with Ferrier is the Nautilus.
Five interesting facts about Laurent ferrier
a race car driver
Laurent Ferrier, before he became a watchmaker, was a race driver and was part of a team that finished third in the 24-Hour Le Mans race.
In 2010, Laurent Ferrier’s Galet Classic won the Best Men’s Watch award at the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève. In 2015, Laurent Ferrier won again, this time the Galet Square won the Horological Revelation prize. And in 2018, he won again for the Men’s Complication prize.
Ferrier grew up around watches, as his family’s apartment was above his father’s workshop. To get to his home, he had to walk past his father’s watchmaking bench.
FOUR generations of watchmakers
Laurent Ferrier is the third generation of watchmakers in the Ferrier family and his son, Christian, who is a movement constructor, is the fourth generation.
Where the watches are made
Each Laurent Ferrier watch is hand-assembled by a single watchmaker in the workshops in Vernier, Switzerland.
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