|Laurent Ferrier & Meissen Italia “GALET SECRET”
Swiss independent Haute Horologerie company LAURENT FERRIER
and MEISSEN ITALIA
the Italian subsidiary of MEISSEN
today announced that they will be presenting the first product of their cooperation
at the upcoming Baselworld 2013
(the world’s largest and most important jewellery and watches fair
To inaugurate the partnership the companies will present two one-of-a-kind GALET SECRET with a tourbillon double balance spring calibre, whose dials are made of razor-thin Meissen porcelain, refined by hand.
Clients from around the globe will also have he opportunity to personalise their GALET SECRET by having their own dials designed individually!
Meissen Group’s CEO Christian Kurtzke stressed the strategic dimension of this partnership which will secure for the group watchmaker competence in the top segment, independently of the large luxury groups, which in turn may open numerous strategic options for their Italian subsidiary for developing their MEISSEN Joaillerie portfolio.
Mr Kurtzke was particularly enthusiastic about Mr. Laurent Ferrier’s almost 40 years of experience, as well as his creativity.
“Both companies honour tradition, but both are also committed to innovation”.
Olivier Müller, LAURENT FERRIER’s CEO expressed the brand’s excitement at cooperating with the MEISSEN Group whose history stems back over 300 years. He stated:
‘We now stand apart not just technologically, but even from companies whose dials are finished in enamel – we can offer our clients real works of art in the ‘metiers d’art’ segment. Once you have experienced the great skill, precision, and incredible attention to detail with which the dials are painted by the artisans at MEISSEN, you understand why our two companies are suited perfectly to one another, why there is such harmony between us.”
The timepieces by MEISSEN & LAURENT FERRIER will only be available at select specialist dealers and boutiques.