One of the most interesting aspects of going through the annual GPHG list of nominated watches is the models which have not yet been formally launched. In some cases, the launch dates are months after they appear on the GPHG site.
This year, one of these was the new Classic Origin Green, another addition to this year’s green theme and a variation on the theme of the Classic Origin Opaline released earlier this year to celebrate the brand’s first ten years. Their first piece in titanium, the Classic Origin Opaline featured the same pebble-inspired case design of the Galet, in a 40 mm sized case with a thickness of 10.70 mm.
The new Classic Origin Green is in the same Grade 5 titanium 40 mm case and uses the same movement – the manually-wound in-house Calibre LF116.01, beating at 21,600VPH and with a power reserve of 80 hours. It features a Swiss lever escapement, a free-sprung balance screw, and a Breguet overcoil. The bridges are micro-blasted with a black rhodium finish and hand beveled. Each screw head is mirror polished.
The green of the dial is (another popular theme) graduated, from translucent at the centre to a dark deep green and then imperceptibly, to a slate hour track which has yellow numerals. This is also the case for the small seconds at 6 o’clock, which continues the yellow them. All the hands are 18 kt whitegold.
It comes on a Timberland leather strap lined with Alcantara and a matching titanium pin buckle.
In a limited edition of thirty pieces, the Classic Origin Green has a price of CHF 28,500 and can be purchased directly from Laurent Ferrier at their site.
[Photo credit: Laurent Ferrier]