As athird-generation watchmaker, Laurent Ferrier has always believed in perpetuating the exceptional nature of Swiss horology. A hallmark of each LAURENT FERRIER creation is the harmony he manages to achieve between pure, balanced design inspired by centuries of history and technically avant-garde movements.A keen motor-racing enthusiast, Laurent Ferrier has an undying love for roaring engines and gleaming bodywork. In the 1970s, Laurent Ferrier participated in some of the most prestigious races of the day, including the legendary Le Mans 24 Hours race. He racedseven times at the Le Mans 24 Hours race, taking first place in the 2-litre prototype category in 1977.Within the motor-racing circles, he became acquainted with François Servan in, an industrialist and racing driver himself. Their shared passion for mechanics and speed cemented their friendship, and in 1979 they came third in the overall rankings of the Le Mans24 Hours at the wheel of a Porsche 935T. A performance even more remarkable in that their competitors were professional F1 drivers!Laurent Ferrier and François Servan in both dreamed to create one day their own independent watchmaking brand. Decades later,François Servan in offered his friend Laurent this once in a lifetime opportunity, developing a time piece from scratch and creating the Laurent Ferrier brand. Only three years before retiring from Patek Philippe, Laurent Ferrier took up the challenge to create entirely his own timepiece. The idea was to design a classical and timeless timepiece, assembled by hand with high-quality materials. Laurent Ferrier had carte blanche, so he seized this opportunity in 2009, at the age of 63.The very year of the official launch in 2010, Laurent Ferrier won the award of best men’s watchat the Grand Prix de d’Horlogerie de Genève for the Classic Tourbillon DoubleHairspring–it’s very first creation. Since then,LAURENT FERRIERkeeps on demonstrating with integrity its ability to create timeless exceptional timepieces devoid of any superfluous detail, with a pure aesthetic.