LAURENT FERRIER X URWERK
For 2017’s Only Watch auction, the avant-garde Urwerk has teamed up with the more convention-honouring Laurent Ferrier to create a watch that somehow manages to respect two wildly different styles. Overall, the Arpal One is distinctly Urwerk, thanks to the iconic satellite display. But Laurent Ferrier’s passion for vintage cars is what gave the Arpal One its smooth, curvaceous lines. It’s named after the alloy the case is made of, Arpal+, which is said to be colour-fast, with scratchresistance superior to that of white gold or steel. Consisting of 75 per cent precious metals, it was first developed for the electronics industry for its strength and ease of use.