Laurent Ferrier unveils the Classic Moon

A hand-wound annual calendar, with Laurent Ferrier’s first moonphase complication.

Watches and Wonders Geneva 2024: April 9th – April 15th, 2024.

Laurent Ferrier has unveiled the Classic Moon at Watches and Wonders Geneva 2024. The Classic Moon is an annual calendar with the brand’s first ever moon phase complication. It is available in 2 versions, Classic Moon Silver, and Classic Moon Blue.

The highlight of the Classic Moon is its moonphase complication. Placed on the centre of the small seconds subdial at 6 o’clock, the cycles of the moon are represented by a dark blue moon disc. The design and crafting of the moon phase display is best described in Laurent Ferrier’s own words:

“First, Aventurine glass from Murano artisans is engraved to create the shape of the moon and stars with hand-applied white paint for the details. The moon and stars are then hand-filled with Super-LumiNova and fired at high temperatures. Afterwards, the Super-LumiNova is further engraved to create craters on the moon’s surface. The magnificent moon phase disc is then adorned with a translucid petrol blue enamel applique, imbuing it with an enchanting and sophisticated effect.”

Functions

Hours and Minutes; Small Seconds; Annual Calendar functions of Date, Days of the week, and Months; Moonphase display and Power Reserve (on the calibre side).

Dial Versions

Classic Moon Silver – features a vertical satin-finished silver dial.

Classic Moon Blue – features a grey-blue opaline dial.

– Both versions feature vintage-inspired date numerals, petrol blue transfer (Classic Moon Silver) and pastel blue (Classic Moon Blue). “31” is cherry red (Classic Moon Silver) and azure blue (Classic Moon Blue).

– A circular minute track encircles the outer dial.

– Both versions feature Roman numerals and baton-shaped hour-markers printed on the dial – anthracite grey (Classic Moon Silver) and white (Classic Moon Blue).

– The subdial at 6 o’clock has an outer circle in grey-blue opaline – anthracite grey (Classic Moon Silver) and powder grey (Classic Moon Blue).

– Hours and Minutes, displayed by Assegai-shaped hands – Ruthenium treated (Classic Moon Silver) and painted white (Classic Moon Blue.)

– Date is displayed with an Assegai-shaped hand, painted cherry red (Classic Moon Silver) and pastel blue (Classic Moon Blue). The date numerals encircle the outer dial.

– Days of the week and Months are displayed in two bevelled apertures just below the Roman 12 o’clock. Days of the week on the left and Months on the right.

– Moonphase display and small seconds on the subdial at 6 o’clock. The small-seconds hand is baton type without counterweight, Ruthenium treated (Classic Moon Silver) and painted white (Classic Moon Blue).

– Each of the hands are crafted in 18K/750 white gold 210 Pd.

Calibre

The Classic Moon is powered by a mechanical manual winding calibre LF126.02, that features a traditional Swiss lever escapement and screw balance. It features clockwise and counter-clockwise correction for the calendar functions in the intermediate position. It has a diameter of 31.60 mm and a thickness of 6.30 mm. It comprises of 266 components, has 25 jewels, beats at a frequency of 21,600 vph or 3 Hz, and has a power reserve of 80 hours.

Calibre LF126.02 is hand finished “according to the most demanding criteria of traditional Haute Horlogerie.”  Few of these include:

– A long blade ratchet pawl featuring a polished bassiné finish, a hallmark of Laurent Ferrier hand-wound calibres.

– Bridges feature rhodium treated Côtes de Genève decoration.

– Main plate adorned with circular graining.

– Edges and interior angles bevelled and hand polished, and for each recessed screw head in the calibre.

Calibre LF126.02 is visible via a sapphire caseback.

Case and Strap

The Classic Moon’s case is crafted in 18K/750 5N red gold (Classic Moon Silver) and stainless steel (Classic Moon Blue). It has a case diameter of 40 mm and a case height of 12.90 mm. The case is water resistant up to 30 metres. Its “Ball” shaped crown is crafted in 18K/750 5N red gold (Classic Moon Silver) and stainless steel (Classic Moon Blue). The case features a Day corrector at 10 o’clock and a Moon corrector at 8.30.

Classic Moon Silver comes with a Brown Calk strap and a pin buckle crafted in 18K/750 5N red gold.

Classic Moon Blue comes with a Dark grey Nubuck strap and a pin buckle crafted in stainless steel.

Both straps are hand-sewn and feature tone-on-tone Alcantara lining.

 

Availability and Pricing

Name: Classic Moon Silver

Reference: LCF039.AC.C1WC

Price: Swiss Franc (CHF): 80,000 (excluding taxes)

 

Name: Classic Moon Blue

Reference: LCF039.R5.G3N

Price: Swiss Franc (CHF): 70,000 (excluding taxes)

 

Website: www.laurentferrier.ch/collections/timepieces

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