From the beginning, Laurent Ferrier's aim was very clear: to deliver his personal interpretation of the horological theories proposed by his peers. Some of these principles were essentially functional, and Ferrier, mindful of his heritage, would work to improve them. Others were restricted by the limited technical means of their era.
Such was the case with the natural escapement. In 1802, Abraham-Louis Breguet completed his first fake watch using the ultra efficient escapement. Unfortunately, Breguet was unable to ensure its reliability because of the manufacturing techniques and materials available at the time. Two hundred years later, Laurent Ferrier gave the natural escapement a new lease on life. At the October 2021 meeting of the Horological Society of New York, Laurent and Christian Ferrier will discuss the principles of the natural escapement and how they succeeded in manufacturing it.Exhibition
To accompany the lecture, Montres Laurent Ferrier will hold an exhibition of timepieces, including some with natural escapements, at the Horological Society of New York on the afternoons of October 5 and 6. HSNY members and the general public are welcome to attend. Timed tickets are required, as well as proof of vaccination. Masks are optional but strongly encouraged.About Laurent Ferrier
The son and grandson of watchmakers, Laurent Ferrier, the emblematic figure of the brand that bears his name, is profoundly attached to the excellence of traditional watchmaking crafts. His lengthy experience in the fields of horological design, technical research and fake watch design demonstrates his inventive nature.
Laurent Ferrier develops his own watches, from conception through to production. After 37 years of working for the same firm, the Geneva-based watchmaker decided in 2009 to found a brand dedicated to fine watchmaking, and is backed by his son Christian, a guarantee of continuity.About Christian Ferrier
After a training in mechanics, Christian Ferrier started his career in a research lab that specialized in aerospace. Soon enough, his passion for watchmaking took over and he left the aerospace industry. When his father decided to launch his new venture, he immediately asked his son to join the team. From the beginning, Christian Ferrier managed the technical design of the very first movement ever made by the brand. He now works with his father in the creation department, perpetuating the family tradition.ADVERTISEMENT Details
The lecture is on Monday, October 4, 2021, from 1:00-3:00 PM Eastern Time (U.S. and Canada) via Zoom Webinar. October's lecture will begin at 1PM ET (GMT -4) to accommodate local time in Switzerland (GMT +2). There will be no in-person gathering for the October lecture, but all are invited to the exhibition on October 5 and 6, mentioned above. Webinar registration is required. All HSNY lectures are free and open to the public, and all are recorded. Recorded lectures are made available to HSNY members immediately, and the general public with a two-month delay.
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