Classic Traveller BlueReference# LCF007.AC.CW1.1
- Case: stainless steel
- Size: 41mm
- Movement: automatic-winding caliber LF230.01, chronometer-certified
- Function: dual time, date
- Power Reserve: approximately 80 hours
- Water Resistance: 30m
- Dial: navy blue
- Caseback: sapphire crystal
- Hands: Assegai-shaped
- Strap/Bracelet: hand-stitched alligator leather
- Factory Warranty: two years
Distances are shrinking as travelers circle the globe at ever greater speed. The plane whisks us in a few hours to another continent, to the heart of another culture, to another moment of the day or night. Rio yesterday, Moscow today, Sydney tomorrow. Long-haul planes crisscross the oceans and straddle time zones. Fortunately, watchmaking is there, as loyal and accurate as ever. It puts landmarks in place, punctuating time to enable us to keep a foothold in temporal reality. With the Classic Traveller Blue, Laurent Ferrier offers a chance to cross time zones by one smooth move on the wrist. Pressing a push-button brings the time zone up to date. The Classic Traveller Blue thus adopts all the hours on the planet in a single maneuver.
Positioned perfectly geometrically and delicately integrated on the left side of the case, two oblong buttons are pressed to modify local time indicated by a central hand. These two buttons at 8 and 10 o’clock are subtly integrated into the case middle so as to follow the harmonious curve of this solid gold “pebble”. Only a tiny notch designed for a fingernail forms a tiny protruding edge in order to facilitate handling. When moving from one time zone to another, the central hour hand indicating local time may be moved forwards or backwards, in one-hour increments, by successive presses. Pressing the upper push-button advances the hand by one hour, while pressing the lower push-button moves it backwards, all without affect the minutes hand. On a flight from Geneva to New York, the traveler will thus simply need to press the lower push-button six times to ensure the watch is set to exact local time upon landing.