Never knew about this either, but sadly it looks like a fake to me.
Not so sure Cylon. I went to an AD here in Vancouver a couple weeks back and was shown the exact same watch in pink gold. The salesperson told me it was made for the Asian market. The proportions were great, slimmer bezel than the regular Master Control but not ultra thin.
Not surprised an Asian market watch would also appear in Vancouver with the large population here.
Didn't mean to imply that picture is of a fake or that that watch doesnt exist in the JLC line...just something looks off with it. Can't put my finger on it, but if I saw it in the wild, thats what I would think.
Beautiful watches. However, with limited distribution and small production, if something happens to him and the company doesn't remain in business, parts could be very difficult to come by. A friend's wife has an Eterna (Porsche Design owns them). Although the brand is still in business, their distribution in the US has always been quite limited, which has resulted in her having difficulty getting parts for her 10 year old watch (damaged its bezel) . Her watch wasn't that pricey so maybe not a big deal, but on a really pricey watch that would worry me. Still stunning watches from Laurent Ferrier.
Well, for a watch in the Laurent Ferrier price point, even if the company ceases to exist, servicing and repair will still be possible and ecnomical, given the value. It's like the restoration of a vintage Breguet or Cartier today. Also, the LF watches are traditional in materials and constsruction, so making new parts from scratch for the commonly worn out bits is something a competent watchmaker can do.