Laurent Ferrier gives contemporary nod to retro Micro-Rotor


Laurent Ferrier has offered what it describes as a contemporary vision to two new exclusive timepieces.

In doing so, it has drawn on a theme from the late 1930’s in bringing these new Square Micro-Rotor Retro to market.

Ferrier himself has described these original interpretations of the Square Micro-Rotor as an embodiment of a return to Art Deco codes with the early 20th century aesthetic characteristic.


The new Square Micro-Rotor Retro’s 1930s has been expressed in in two different “smart and casual” adaptations:

A first version displays a steel case paired with a silvery-white dial, whose opaline centre contrasts with a subtle circular satin-brushed exterior.

A decaled charcoal grey hour circle that match the numbers and small second markers enhances the whole timepiece.

The second variant offers a charcoal grey opaline dial with the same refined finishes, nestled in an 18K red gold case.

The decals, on the other hand, are made in matte white to ensure optimum legibility.


Describing the piece on his site, Laurent Ferrier writes: “The brand’s iconic Square case stands the test of time. Through its contours, symmetry, aerodynamic curves and complex lines, the Square’s case demonstrates its Art Deco character, while showcasing the House’s streamlined aesthetic.”

Adding: “With its 41 x 41 mm dimensions, it makes a bolder statement than the brand’s Classic case. It features a ball-shaped winding crown for easy handling. The detailed design down to the hooked case back allows you to admire the movement, visible at the back, free from all distraction. The watchmaker can access the movement via the olivette. Its water resistance is guaranteed to a depth of 30 metres.”

Both new additions are powered by the famous FBN 229.01 calibre; a self-winding movement equipped with a natural escapement Micro-Rotor.

A movement exclusive to Laurent Ferrier, it is designed, assembled and adjusted in the LF workshops and is fitted with a silicon escapement featuring a double direct impulse on the balance.

Ferrier went on to detail: “This innovation developed by LAURENT FERRIER in collaboration with the Fabrique du Temps, enables the balance to be impelled twice per oscillation, which requires two escape wheels and an appropriately shaped lever.

“This modern construction, combined with the use of cutting-edge materials, maximises energy efficiency. This escapement’s excellent performance thus guarantees the balance’s high amplitude. The mechanical force required to wind the barrel spring is reduced, thereby optimising the winding of the movement.”

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