PRJKT8 and the acclaimed Maison Laurent Ferrier celebrate their 5-year partnership by unveiling a new interpretation of the Classic origin.
The edition referred to as the "Classic Origin Sablé Autumn", debuts a first for the Laurent Ferrier anthology: a sandblasted autumn dial that takes its inspiration from the desert sands of Bahrain, consistent with Genevan Maison's inclination for clean aesthetics.
The assegai-shaped hour and minute hands serenely float above the fastidiously sandblasted dial. The dial's hour track is marked with Cobalt blue-coloured numerals, which prove highly legible and adds a hint of sportiness while remaining tastefully understated. A small snailed seconds display nested under the PRJKT8's wordmark features a baton-shaped hand directly above 6 o'clock. This model is housed in a 40mm Grade 5 titanium case, imbuing the watch with a more modern temperament, and encompasses the same smooth curving lines as the inaugural model.
The hand-wound Calibre LF 116.01, visible via the exhibition case back, is refined to the highest order. The movement is equipped with a free-sprung balance and a Breguet overcoil. This latter combination enhances precision, mitigates positional errors and improves isochronism. The firm's beloved long-blade ratchet system is another highlight of this movement. This system, emblematic of LAURENT FERRIER, offers a pleasant feeling when the watch is wound as well as an inimitable sound, characteristic of the most demanding timepieces. Assuming the piece is fully wound, it will run autonomously for 80 hours, courtesy of its admirable power reserve.