Sport Auto

BHD 20,690.000
Description

9th of June 1979, on the Sarthe circuit, at Le Mans. Laurent Ferrier and co-founder François Servanin raced in a Porsche 935 Turbo, after 24 hours of racing, 292 laps, 3,988.254 kilometres covered, a top speed of 312 km/h, 24 pit stops, Laurent, François and teammate Trisconi, finally made it across the finish line in 3rd place, just behind a certain Paul Newman. A remarkable achievement for three amateur drivers! Now 40 years later Laurent Ferrier launches its racing-inspired timepiece the Sport Auto.

The exterior of the Sport Auto is a refined interplay of firm and rounded curves enlivened by a few counter-curves outlining a bodywork with a perfectly balanced design. The domed sapphire dominates the watch while giving it an irresistible curve to the touch. The latter offers a bird's-eye view of a dial bringing together all the LAURENT FERRIER aesthetic codes. Its different shades of blue, combined with its opaline finish, gives it a soft and powdery line.

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Features

What a story and history. A racing-inspired watch from a watchmaker who was an actual racer driver! Competing in the world-famous Le Mans 24 hour race and finishing an impressive 3rd! Welcome to the Sport Auto, a retro-styled case in grade 5 titanium with a matching bracelet. A stunning Opaline blue dial. Flip it over and through the sapphire case back you can see the fine watchmaking Laurent Ferrier is known for an in-house calibre with beautiful finishing, a perfect engine for the Sport Auto!

Specifications

Model: SPORT AUTO


Functions: Hours, minutes in the centre, small second at 6 o’clock


Material: Grade 5 titanium


Caseback: Sapphire case back, visible movement


Glass: Domed sapphire crystal


Dimensions: 41.5 mm


Dial: Gradient shades of blue with an opaline finish


Lume: Yes


Caliber: LF270.01 Self-winding movement, Frequency: 4Hz (28,800 vph)


Power Reserve: 72 Hours


Water Resistance: 12 ATM


Bracelet/Strap: Integrated bracelet in grade 5 titanium, Grade 5 titanium folding clasp


Manufactured: Switzerland