LORIGE is a Franco-Swiss ultra-luxury watch brand, created in 2018 following the meeting at Le Mans of two motorsport enthusiasts, Emeric Paraud and Clément Etienvre. Their aim, through their watches, is to arouse and transmit the emotion felt on the racetrack.

[eltdf_dropcaps type=”normal” color=”” background_color=””]For[/eltdf_dropcaps]their new creation, the aim is to honor the legend of Ayrton Senna, by designing and manufacturing a model worthy of this automotive history. If this model is already unique in its design, it is even more so in its materials. The housing is machined from the carbon/carbon brake pads of the McLaren MP4/8 raced by Ayrton in the 1993 season. This timepiece can therefore only be made once, and in only eight examples – as many as the number of brake pads from Ayrton’s Formula 1 car.

It took the two partners more than three years to patent the specific techniques for reprocessing the carbon/carbon from the racing car’s brakes and transforming them into waterproof watch cases, to the quality standards of haute horlogerie. The result of this new material is striking both for its resolutely modern look and for its mineral nature, whose random fibrous structure makes each piece unique.

The LOR-TC01 movement with Tourbillon in central position, designed in collaboration with Timeless unité Renaud-Favre, is a mechanical masterpiece in its own right. It comprises a total of 323 components, with the upper tourbillon cage in titanium. “This movement, which we created with Pierre Favre, is a real technical challenge, achieved by a fantastic team of watchmakers and technicians,” admits Dominique Renaud, watch designer of this original timepiece.


This unique LORIGE collector’s item is a fitting addition to the “Brake-Late Endurance” range, testifying to a new stage of excellence reached by LORIGE, and confirming its prodigious potential.




  • Housing: Carbon/recycled carbon from the brakes of the McLaren MP4/8 raced by Ayrton Senna during the 1993 Formula 1 season.
  • Caliber: LOR-TC01, hand-wound mechanical central flying tourbillon. Double barrel, 93-hour power reserve, 39 jewels, 21,600 vph (3 Hz), 323 components. Gold annular screw balance, variable inertia. Satin-finish circular wheels. Tie-rod fastening
  • Bezel: 18-carat white gold, satin-finished and hand-polished, Lorige-designed screws. Anti-reflective sapphire crystal inside
  • Crown: 18-carat white gold, satin-finish and hand-polished, yellow lacquer
  • Bracelet supports: Grade 5 titanium, satin-finished and hand-polished
  • Dimensions: 46.15 x 50 mm (including crown). Thickness: 12.55mm
  • Functions: Hours, minutes on central ball bearing
  • Ref.: AS-01/TC01
  • Limited to 8 pieces with a production of 2 pieces per year
  • Price: 393’000€ before tax

For more information about the watch, please click on this link:

Link to Lorige AS-01

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