New Watch! • 31 Aug 2021
Louis Erard Unveils The Excellence Régulateur With Stone Dials
Geneva Watch Days 2021: Louis Erard Unveils The Excellence Régulateur with stone dials in Aventurine, Lapis-Lazuli and Malachite. Each limited to 99 pieces.We’re pleased to represent Louis Erard at our Watches of Switzerland boutiques in Singapore. Stop by NEX, VivoCity or Tampines to discover the brand.
The Louis Erard Identity
Based in the Jura mountains, the birthplace of watchmaking, Louis Erard embodies the values of Swiss mechanics, the tradition that keeps its promises. Combining luxury, timelessness and elegance, this independent brand is renowned for its mechanical watches and, in particular, its iconic regulators. A collection on which the brand, founded by Mr. Louis Erard in 1929, built its reputation. Today, continuing the work of its founder and honouring watchmaking tradition, the Maison is reinterpreting the codes in a contemporary language. Louis Erard continues to set itself apart from mass-market brands. Inspired by high-end watchmaking, the brand draws on its values to enhance its mechanical timepieces.
Introducing Stone & Glass Regulator Dials
Cutting stones and glass to meet the finesse of a dial requires expertise in fine watchmaking. The challenge is twofold, since the dial has two levels and the material is cut to reveal the regulator’s snailed opaline dual counter. The hours are displayed at the top, the seconds at the bottom, and the large signature fir tree minute hand is in the centre. Discreet glossy silver indexes further showcase the technicality of the regulator.
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Excellence Régulateur Aventurine
The Excellence Régulateur Aventurine is the night owl in this inaugural series. The aventurine stands out with sparkling inclusions. It takes its name from the Italian “aventura” meaning adventure or chance and was first created by Venetian glass-blowers in the 17th century. Prized for its celestial allure, aventurine holds a special place in the world of luxury, as fascinating as a meteor shower on a moonless night over the ridges of the Jura Mountains.
Excellence Régulateur Lapis-Lazuli
The Excellence Régulateur Lapis-Lazuli is the deep azure of early dawn, the blue hour suspended between night and the new day. A flash of Yves Klein blue on the wrist. And as if we needed reminding, lapis lazuli is a cerulean blue metamorphic rock dotted with silicate inclusions. A stone of inner peace. An ornamental stone that has survived millennia, and from which man has long extracted an ultramarine blue pigment more precious than gold.
Excellence Régulateur Malachite
The Excellence Régulateur Malachite plants its feet firmly back on the ground. A burst of woodland pasture brushed by German artist Gerhard Richter. Endowed with the ability to amplify positive energy, the stone is typical of luxury watchmaking in the 1960s but takes on a decidedly contemporary feel here. The familiarity of a vintage piece, yet accessible, contemporary, light, natural. As if the silver and steel cladding were stripping the malachite of its somewhat dusty luxury connotations to reveal its lively, natural beauty.
Each watch has a matching calf nubuck leather strap with tone-on-tone stitching. “Deep” blue for the Excellence Régulateur Aventurine. “Oceania” blue for the Excellence Régulateur Lapis-Lazuli. “Basilico” green for the ’Excellence Régulateur Malachite. Complete with a polished stainless steel pin buckle and functional catch spring bars enabling the strap to be changed quickly.