EXCELLENCE Le Régulateur Louis Erard x seconde/seconde/
Louis Erard is putting its iconic regulator to the test of free collaboration with an independent creator, seconde/seconde/. And this time, a taboo has been lifted in the world of fine watchmaking: the internet takes its place at the heart of the mechanism, with the dreaded “404 Error” reinterpreted as a minute hand.
And Louis Erard has the courage to say so: human beings wouldn’t be complete without a good dose of humour and self-mockery. From Louis Erard to Louis Error. 404 Error: just like faulty addressing in computing, there’s an error in the fitting — this hour does not exist. 404 Error: except that this hand returns to cross the dial with a blue line each time the minute strikes quarter to the hour.
The case sports the roundness of old pocket watches, although tightened by sapphire crystal. The matt silver dial is reminiscent of the elegant simplicity of the 1950s but revitalised with shifting levels and contrasting finishes. And each detail has been finely crafted in order to produce an original and decidedly contemporary result.
All with the natural, sensual touch of the chocolate calf nubuck leather strap.
FEATURESModel: EXCELLENCE Le Régulateur Louis Erard x seconde/seconde/
Functions: Hours, Minutes, Seconds
Caseback: Bombed sapphire with anti-reflective treatment
Glass: Bombed sapphire with anti-reflective treatment
Dial: Opaline (matt silver), snailed counters at 6:00 and 12:00, glossy silver indexes. Signature fir tree blue hands
Caliber: Sellita SW266-1 Automatic
Power Reserve: 38 Hours
Water Resistance: 5 ATM
Bracelet/Strap: Chocolate calf nubuck leather
Limited Edition 178 pieces
WHY WE LOVE IT
What a stunner! The Regulator looks fantastic, the size the details are all perfect even the soft touch nubuck strap just adds a touch of class. We cannot recommend this piece highly enough.