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 trained at a watchmaking school and joined Patek Philippe shortly after. There, he worked on the prototype of the Genta-designed Nautilus.
Laurent Ferrier was also a semi-professional car racer, driving a number of cars such as the Lotus 18, Porsche 934, Porsche 935, and the BMW M1. In 1979 he finished 3rd at Le Mans, behind Paul Newman. It was during his racing years that he met and befriended François Servanin who would later become his business partner. He worked at Patek Philippe for the next 30 years attaining the title of technical director before leaving and launching his namesake brand in 2010. Quickly establishing himself in the market.
The Galet Classic won the Best Men’s Watch award at the 2010 Geneva Watchmaking Grand Prix. This was the first time such a young company was honoured for its very first watch. This prestigious distinction, held under the patronage of the City and Canton of Geneva, opened up many avenues for LAURENT FERRIER and propelled it firmly into watchmaking’s top tier.
2009 the two friends, Laurent Ferrier and François Servanin, establish Laurent Ferrier SA.
2014 their workshop moved to a listed building in the village of Plan-les-Ouates, near Geneva.