Not surprisingly, the Tourbillon Grand Sport’s gradient dial, so-called Assegai-shaped hands and indices, and especially the movement, look great. The rest? Not so much, 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. Really like the slender, non-luminous Assegai-shaped hour and minute hands on the Galet watches.

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.

A bit uninspiring for a retail price of $185,000 (Ref. LCF 041.AC.G1GO), although that brown gradient opalin dial and the three bridge movement are pretty nice, and there are only 12 being produced.

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