Based mostly within the Le Noirmont within the Swiss Jura, Louis Erard specialises in making classics accessible. As defined just lately by Manuel Emch, the model’s technique is to “supply what high-end watchmaking can present on the most inexpensive value“. Since its latest change of technique, the model has proven fairly a leap in creativity, with collaborations – suppose Silberstein or Vianney Halter – in addition to reasonably putting dial designs. Louis Erard’s first launch for 2022 is a barely extra basic tackle the model’s codes, however however an interesting one. Meet the Excellence Petite Seconde Terracotta, the model’s gown watch with a salmon-coloured dial.
Unconventional and basic on the identical time, salmon dial watches actually stand aside. Certainly, gown watches not often enterprise past white, silver, black, or blue. However salmon dials are actually trendy. They add a level of class with a twist whereas remaining understated. Usually reserved for restricted or particular editions, they’re having fun with growing reputation just lately.
Louis Erard’s newest tackle the style is the elegant Excellence Petite Seconde Terracotta, which we’ve already seen with a silver-coloured dial. With heat earthen tones, its properly executed dial consists on a number of ranges and with totally different finishes which creates a lovely sense of depth. The small seconds show is snailed and barely recessed. The transfers on the dial are paired with signature fir tree fingers handled in anthracite gray and polished.
Having a look on the polished metal case, the look is acquainted… however there’s a twist! Apart from the 42mm model (the watch we had been capable of shoot), the Louis Erard Excellence Petite Seconde now additionally is available in a 39mm model, making it extra elegant and extra compact on the wrist. The basic design opts for the roundness of pocket watches. The sapphire crystal protrudes barely from the case to carry character. The water-resistance is 50m.
Contained in the Excellence Petite Seconde Terracotta is the automated Sellita SW261-1, mainly a Sellita SW-200 with a small seconds indication – with a distance from the middle of seven.6mm in comparison with 6.4mm for the SW260-1, thus guaranteeing a extra balanced show for a watch that measurement. As a part of the ever present, tried-and-tested SW-200 household (Sellita’s model of the ETA-2824), the motion is 25.60mm in diameter. It ticks at 4Hz with 38 hours of operating time when totally wound. There’s a stop-seconds mechanism. The motion is seen through the exhibition caseback. The ending is elaboré grade and its rotor is openworked with the Louis Erard brand.
The Louis Erard Excellence Petite Seconde Terracotta is offered on a darkish brown Baranil calf leather-based with beige stitching and connected to the case because of quick-release spring bars, enabling the strap to be modified shortly and not using a software. The pin buckle is in polished metal.
Availability & Value
The worth for the Excellence Petite Seconde Terracotta shall be CHF 1,950. Louis Erard mentions that the manufacturing shall be restricted to roughly 100 items per 12 months by reference (39mm or 42mm). For extra info, please go to www.louiserard.com