PRESS RELEASE: 9 May, 2018
Laurent Ferrier Galet Micro-Rotor “Montre Ecole” British Racing Green debuted at London Craft Week 2018.
London Craft Week has its fourth edition from 9-13 May 2018. Celebrating outstanding British and international creativity, this year the festival brings together over 200 established and emerging makers, designers, brands and galleries from around the world.
As Guy Salter, OBE MVO, Chairman of London Craft Week sums up: ‘London Craft Week is a response to a renaissance in the appreciation of creativity and craft; to the role of hand, head, unique skills and true talent. It is another example of what, at its best, the world’s creative capital does so well – mixing glamour with cutting edge; heritage and contemporary and the commercial with the cultural.’
The London Craft Week has a great programme featuring hidden workshops and makers beside celebrated masters, famous studios, galleries, shops and luxury brands – you can discover it here. The event is held across London from Mayfair to Shoreditch and from Greenwich to Hampstead ensuring that a wide range of museums and galleries, boutiques or workshops are involved.
Among other watchmakers, Laurent Ferrier also participates in the event. The brand presented the Galet Micro-Rotor ‘Montre Ecole’ British Racing Green, inspired by Laurent Ferrier’s other passion alongside watchmaking: race driving.
The ‘Montre Ecole’ or the ‘School Piece’ recalls Mr. Ferrier very first creation as a watchmaker. It is a true classic in an elegant and modern interpretation – a good choice for this special event and for this special timepiece. The dial of the Galet Micro-Rotor ‘Montre Ecole’ British Racing Green is lacquered as cars used to be. The British racing green takes its name from the green international motor racing colour of the United Kingdom used until the end of 60’s and it was one of the most iconic colours of the automotive world. There were Jaguars, Bentleys, Aston Martins or Lotus cars – just to name a few – in this colour.
The silver sub-dial reminds of car rims. The leather strap is inspired by the bonnet straps that were very common in the 60’s. The railroad and the hour markers are a nod to speedometer.
The watch is powered by the automatic caliber FBN 229.01 with a power reserve of 72 hours.
Source: press release.
Photos: Laurent Ferrier
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