École Annual Calendar Opaline

Reference# LCF025.R5.G1G.1
Manufacturer's retail price: $68,000
  • Details
  • Description
  • Case: 18-karat rose gold
  • Size: 40mm
  • Movement: hand-wound caliber LF126.01
  • Function: annual calendar, power reserve on the back
  • Power Reserve: approximately 80 hours
  • Water Resistance: 30m
  • Dial: white opaline
  • Caseback: sapphire crystal
  • Hands: Assegai-shaped
  • Strap/Bracelet: hand-stitched alligator leather
  • Factory Warranty: two years

The École Annual Calendar earned the 2018 Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève award in the Men’s Complication category. This distinction gave Laurent Ferrier the opportunity to introduce a new line featuring this award-winning caliber. For this edition, Laurent Ferrier was inspired by the black and white contrast and purity of the chess board to create two opaline dials to complement the current collection.

Entirely designed in-house, the École Annual Calendar Opaline embodies all the values and spirit Laurent Ferrier infuses in all his creations. These timepieces were developed with the aim of ensuring extremely smooth handling, while also ensuring visual balance, readability and performance in all circumstances – all values dear to Laurent Ferrier.

For its annual calendar complication, Laurent Ferrier pays tribute to the brand’s first manual winding movement, the tourbillon double hairspring. The new caliber features a long blade-type click ratchet that became a distinctive signature.

A Useful Complication: The new École Annual Calendar displays the day of the week, the date and the month. The date is clearly indicated by a central hand and the days of the week and the months in two beveled apertures. This display combines reading comfort and balanced beauty.

Only one date adjustment is required every year on March 1st to compensate for the irregular length of February. This user-friendliness was at the heart of the caliber design. Indeed, all the adjustments are extremely easy to make. The days of the week are updated by simply pushing the easy-to-grip button delicately integrated on the left side of the case. All the other adjustments are made by pulling and turning the crown. No tool is required. The fast-adjustment of the date with the central hand can be made by turning the crown forward and backward, allowing the month to be automatically updated accordingly.

The École Annual Calendar houses a manual winding mechanical movement equipped with a power-reserve indicator positioned on the movement side. The power reserve is guaranteed for 80 hours.