Laurent 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. He is the third generation of watchmakers in the Ferrier family, and his son, Christian, who is a movement constructor, is the fourth generation.
Progressively, sustainably, Laurent Ferrier’s name is becoming established in the circle of independent Haute Horlogerie. The man embodies the brand; his timepieces embody his workshops, which result from a watchmaking career already spanning almost 40 years. Perfected over several decades, Laurent Ferrier’s holistic vision of watchmaking would profoundly mark his trajectory: that of a man who thinks ahead to production during the development process, foresees finishing in parallel with construction, and who devotes equal attention to aesthetic and technical considerations.
Laurent Ferrier The Brand
With the creation of his Maison in Vernier, Switzerland in 2008, Laurent Ferrier fulfilled his horological dream: the kind of watchmaking that should never have ceased to exist, within which one takes the time to do things properly. There were still a great many challenges, but modern techniques, coupled with such a wealth of experience, made all the difference.
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 Award. And in 2018, he won again for the Men’s Complication prize.
Before he became a watchmaker, Laurent Ferrier was a race driver and was part of a team that finished third in the 24-Hour Le Mans race.