Laurent Ferrier has got to be one of the most interesting independent watchmakers out there for more than one reason. The man is a veteran in the industry, having worked for some 37 years at Patek Philippe before starting his eponymous watch brand. During that time, he dabbled in amateur racing and was a pretty accomplished in that field as well. In 1979, he raced in the grueling 24 Hours of Le Mans and came in third in his class, behind a certain Mr. Paul Newman. And one of the loveliest watches that he makes today is the Laurent Ferrier Galet Classic Square Sector Dial Tourbillon Double Spiral watch. Why do I think it’s so great? Read on and I will tell you.