Brand Directory: Laurent Ferrier
Laurent Ferrier is a Swiss watch manufacturer founded in 2009 and named after its founder, Laurent Ferrier. The company is headquartered in Plan-les-Ouates in the canton of Geneva, Switzerland.
Ferrier completed his training and joined Patek Philippe soon after. It is here that he worked on the prototype of the Genta-designed Nautilus.
Laurent Ferrier became a semi-professional car racer, where he drove cars such as the Lotus 18, Porsche 934, Porsche 935, and the BMW M1. In 1979 he came 3rd at Le Mans, behind Paul Newman. It was here that he met and befriended François Servanin who would become his business partner. For 30 Years he worked at Patek Philippe becoming a technical director before he left to launch his namesake brand in 2010. Quickly establishing himself in the market.
His designs include the Galet Classic which won the Best Men’s Watch award in 2010 at the Geneva Watchmaking Grand Prix. This was the first time that a young company was awarded for its very first watch. This distinguished significance held in high regard by the City and Canton of Geneva saw many avenues for LAURENT FERRIER open up and propel it firmly into the top tier of watchmaking.
2009 the two friends, Laurent Ferrier and François Servanin, founded Laurent Ferrier SA.
2014 their workshop moved to the village of Plan-les-Ouates, near Geneva. Into a listed building.