Sport Auto

Reference# LCF040.T1.C1GC5
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  • Details
  • Description
  • Case: Grade 5 titanium
  • Size: 41.5 mm
  • Movement: automatic winding manufacture caliber LF270.01
  • Function: Hours and minutes in the center. Small seconds at 6 o’clock, Date at 3 o'clock
  • Power Reserve: approximately 72 hours
  • Water Resistance: 120 m
  • Dial: Gradient shades of blue with an opaline finish, Small snailed seconds at 6 o'clock, Window at 3 o'clock, white discs and slate grey date
  • Caseback: sapphire crystal
  • Hands: white gold, Hours and minutes: “Assegai” shaped with green Super-LumiNova, Seconds: “Baton” shaped
  • Strap/Bracelet: Integrated bracelet with 3 links in grade 5 titanium, Grade 5 titanium folding clasp

A REINTERPRETED CASE

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 case comes in grade 5 titanium and measures 41.5 mm in diameter. LAURENT FERRIER has chosen to add a contrasting bezel with softer lines, an evolution of our Square case, to the tonneau-shaped middle case with a very pronounced look. To reinforce the contrast of this confrontation of curves from the Grand Sport Tourbillon, but slightly smaller in size, and give an aerodynamic aspect to the timepiece, the finishes are different on each of its faces. The bezel displays a circular satin-brushed finish that contrasts with its mirror-polished flanks as well as with the vertical satin-brushed middle case.

Icing on the cake, a fully integrated metal bracelet has been added to this case, also in grade 5 titanium, which takes up the vertical satin finish enhanced by polished flanks. The inclined sides of the center links are also polished.  The emblematic LAURENT FERRIER ball-shaped crown is, for the first time, screwed down and elegantly integrated into the middle case. This screw-down crown, combined with water resistance tested to 120 metres, guarantee a maximum comfort for daily wear.

A MULTI-SHADE OPALINE DIAL

The domed sapphire dominates the watch while giving it an irresistible curve to the touch.  Its different shades of blue, combined with its opaline finish, gives it a soft and powdery line. White gold drop-shaped hands and indexes illuminated by green Super-LumiNova add tone to the dial. At 6 o’clock, a snailed small seconds dial is enlivened with powdered grey markers. As in the entire LAURENT FERRIER collection, legibility is a fundamental aspect. A beveled date window underlined with a fine coordinated transfer is delicately positioned at 3 o’clock. As with the Tourbillon models, the “Sport Auto” movement indication, tone-on-tone transferred between the central hands and the small seconds, completes the composition.

A BRAND-NEW AUTOMATIC CALIBRE

The Maison’s second automatic calendar movement, the LF 270.01 calibre, is the result of an exclusive LAURENT FERRIER development. As a subtle blend of a tribute to the micro-rotor with natural escapement and a more assertive and sporty style, this movement is entirely designed, decorated, assembled and adjusted in the LAURENT FERRIER workshops.  Less sensitive than the natural escapement and more suited to sports watches, this is a Swiss lever escapement using an automatic winding system with an off-center micro-rotor. For non-negligible benefits in terms of resistance to shocks and vibrations, this movement is fitted with a unidirectional ball bearing replacing the traditional ratchet system. Like a balance wheel, the micro-rotor is equipped with a 950 platinum oscillating weight, placed directly between the plate and the bridge to ensure ideal stability and maximized winding power. Once fully wound, this calibre offers a power reserve of more than 72 hours.

For the first time in the history of LAURENT FERRIER, the micro-rotor is made here in 950 platinum to achieve a more contemporary contrast with the ruthenium-coated bridges. The latter have a horizontal satin finish which offers the movement, a dynamic look that is both very modern but also very intense. Combined with the dark shades of the grade 5 titanium of the bracelet and case; this reinforces the penetrating and sporty character of this new exceptional timepiece.

Laurent Ferrier