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WatchPro at SIHH: Laurent Ferrier

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The former racing driver and Patek Philippe watchmaker has only been making watches using his own name for five years, but with a rigid design aesthetic and clearly sophisticated palette, Ferrier has crafted a strong horological identity in that short time.

So the unveiling of the Boreal models, which use luminous material to create a sector dial, was particularly bold and Ferrier’s biggest departure from his house style so far.

Ferrier also released a new version of his achingly cool Galet Traveller Globe using a deep Night Blue enamel to fill in the oceans of an engraved map of the world.

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The undulating relief of the engraving reflects the natural contours of the earth’s surface, revealed naturally by the depth of the champlevĂ© enamel coating. As the watch is supposed to reflect a rather impossible view of the world at night, the lights of the major conurbations are painted in using gold.

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