Not surprisingly, the Tourbillon Grand Sport’s gradient dial, the Assegai-shaped hands and indices, and especially the movement, look great. The case design seems to derive its look from a Nautilus. At least it’s, arguably, better looking than the Galet Square, which has the same movement, apart from a difference in plating on the main plate and bridges.

Whatever happened Laurent Ferrier’s round Galets? Those were, in my opinion, the best-looking of the watches coming from Ferrier. I really liked the slender, non-luminous Assegai-shaped hour and minute hands on the Galet watches. Then again this is a sports watch so luminous markings are pretty standard.

The hours, minutes, and small seconds are driven by caliber LF 619.01, which has a double-spiral tourbillon discreetly visible on the backside. The 3Hz manually wound movement measures 31.6 mm x 5.57 mm, has 188 total components, 23 jewels, and an 80-hour power reserve. It’s been chronometer-certified at the Besançon Observatory. The mainplate and bridges have been treated with a ruthenium plating which gives it a dark look compared to rhodium plating.

The retail price is $185,000 (Ref. LCF 041.AC.G1GO). It comes in stainless steel with a brown gradient opaline dial, a three bridge movement, brown rubber strap, and there are only 12 being produced.

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Jason Pitsch
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Jason Pitsch is the Founder of Professional Watches. He appreciates good design and engineering in everything from architecture to automobiles to cameras to clothing. Yet his focus for the past decade has remained consistent on covering just one type of craftsmanship: watchmaking.