To this day, any active watch brand is able to simultaneously line up on these three segments : development, manufacture and assembly. It’s precisly these three segments which characterises a true french watch brand, authentic. It’s particularly this absence, during 40 years, that motivate the Lornet Team to launch the brand. « Franche Comte and especially Besancon region is still a cradle of microtechnologies » said Anthony Simao, watchmaker founder of Lornet. « The local know-how, represented by many Lornet’s parnters, just wanted to demonstrate their skills in their various business area : precision machining, bar-turning, straps manufacturing, polishing… We giving to all these artisans a chance to go back in the forefront of watchmaking industry. »
At the present time, 100% of a Lornet watch is developped and assembled in France based on components more than 90% manufactured in France. Only 3 of them which are the escapement, barrel and reversers come from Switzerland to provide the reliability of watches. With the exception of these 3 components, each 158 parts are exclusively thought, designed, manufactured and assembled in France : caliber, watchcase, leather strap, titane buckle, wood box…
Cadenced at 28 800 atl/h (4Hz), the LA-01’s movement is automatic and animate 3 clockwise : central hours and minutes, off-center at 9 o’clock are seconds. The balance, placed at midday, become « the DNA, the Lornet’s signature » said Anthony Simao. The heart of the watch is thus clearly visible.
This caliber has been thought to receive many complications : day, date, perpetual calendar, moon-phases… This movement has 55 hours power reverse due to the titane oscillating weight.
The caliber is almost integrally made with aluminium alloy. This material permit a wide range of finitions, surfaces treatments, colours… Its also extremelly light, gives to the timepieces an unbeatable comfort.
The LA-01 is openwork, deprived of dial. Thus, the eye of his holder dive into an impressive architecture. The skeleton bottom plate permit to create an alternately between bead-blasted, polished and satined surfaces. In order to permit to the light to play with these finitions, the LA-01 use two sapphire glaces.