Louis Erard has repeatedly proven that the brand is open to exciting collaborations. Hailing from Le Noirmont in the Jura region, this brand has teamed up with seconde/seconde/, Label Noir, atelier oï, Konstantin Chaykin, Vianney Halter, Eric Giroud, and Alain Silberstein in recent years. For the fourth time, Louis Erard has reunited with Mr Silberstein, continuing the success of their previous partnerships in 2019, 2021 and 2022. The result? Three lovely new models: La Semaine Louis Erard x Alain Silberstein Khaki, Le Régulateur Louis Erard x Alain Silberstein Khaki, and Le Régulateur Tourbillon Louis Erard x Alain Silberstein Khaki, a first for the brand!
Alain Silberstein is renowned for his unmistakable style and love of avant-garde design. Vividly displayed in his playful use of colours and dial details, he also likes to inject a bit of humour into his creations, making them uniquely his own. A glance at any timepiece bearing his touch and you instantly recognise the signature of this visionary designer.
Alain Silberstein and Manuel Emch, the Artistic Director and CEO of Louis Erard, jointly declare that khaki is THE colour of the moment – “an embodiment of the very spirit of Louis Erard”. This theme unfolds across all three watches, adorning the dials and straps crafted from special nylon. Each presented in a 40mm x 11.80mm case, the Triptych watches feature a micro-blasted Grade 2 titanium frame fixed on a polished grade 5 titanium vertical sidebar called “brancard,” all with a conical crown bearing the Louis Erard logo. Waterproofness is a given, guaranteed up to 100 meters. On the khaki straps, the micro-blasted grade 2 titanium and a hook-and-loop fastener system ensure swift adjustments, complemented by functional catch-spring bars that allow for rapid strap changes.
First in this trio, La Semaine Louis Erard x Alain Silberstein Khaki, equipped with a Smiley weekly calendar (positioned on top of the date window at 6 o’clock), where each day takes on a distinct persona through playful smileys, representing various moods – from gloomy Monday to a happy Sunday. This timepiece is driven by a customised automatic Sellita SW220-1 calibre, visible through a transparent caseback. Operating at a frequency of 28,800vph, it offers a 38-hour power reserve and features a special openworked oscillating weight adorned with a black lacquered Louis Erard symbol. The price for the watch on its own is CHF 4,000 before taxes, and it’s limited to 178 pieces. Out of that run, 100 are sold separately, and the remaining 78 are available as part of the complete set of three, the Tryptique.
Quick facts – 40mm diameter x 11.80 thickness (lug-to-lug 47mm) – micro-blasted grade 2 titanium & polished grade 5 titanium – 100m water-resistant – matte khaki dial with Silberstein Smiledays and the designer’s signature hands, date at 6 o’clock – automatic Sellita SW220-1 calibre – 28,000vph – 38h power reserve – hours, minutes, seconds, day, date – khaki nylon strap – ref. 75357TT06.BTT89 – limited edition of 178 pieces – CHF 4,000 (excl. tax)
Moving to the second piece, Le Régulateur Louis Erard x Alain Silberstein Khaki unveils Silberstein’s signature elements: a large white arrow hand for central minutes, a red triangle for hours at 12 o’clock, and a small yellow serpentine indicator for seconds at 6 o’clock. The self-winding regulator-type Sellita SW266-1 calibre is also personalised with an openworked oscillating weight bearing the black lacquered Louis Erard symbol. Running at a frequency of 28,800vph, it has an autonomy of 38 hours. This one is also presented in a run of 178 pieces, 100 sold individually and 78 as part of the box set of three. The price for the Le Régulateur on its own is CHF 4,000, again before taxes.
Quick facts – 40mm diameter x 11.80 thickness (lug-to-lug 47mm) – micro-blasted grade 2 titanium & polished grade 5 titanium – 100m water-resistant – matte khaki dial, black counter at 12 o’clock, white and red transfers, black flange featuring white and red indexes – signature Silberstein hands – Sellita SW266-1 (élaboré grade) automatic – 28,800vph – 38h power reserve – hours, central minutes, seconds – khaki nylon strap – ref. 85358TT06 – limited edition of 178 – CHF 4,000 (excl. tax)
A surprise Tourbillon
Now for the novelty, although a forewarning is necessary since this model will only be sold as part of the Triptych set of three models. Le Régulateur Tourbillon Louis Erard x Alain Silberstein Khaki marks a significant milestone as the Swiss brand unveils its first-ever tourbillon, and it is coupled with a regulator display – a signature touch. Crafted by Olivier Mory of BCP Tourbillons in La Chaux-de-Fonds, the BCP T02 tourbillon regulator movement beats at a frequency of 21,600vph. It has an impressive power reserve of approximately 100 hours. Only available in the Khaki Triptych box set priced at CHF 22,222, this is Louis Erard’s commitment to making the inaccessible accessible – and bringing a touch of artistic excellence and horological fun to your wrist. Act swiftly, as only 78 Khaki Triptychs will be sold.
Quick facts – 40mm diameter x 11.80 thickness (lug-to-lug 47mm) – micro-blasted grade 2 titanium & polished grade 5 titanium – 100m water-resistant – matte khaki with white transfers, black counter at 12 o’clock, white and red transfers, aperture at 6 o’clock to see the tourbillon, black flange featuring white and red indexes – signature Silberstein hands – tourbillon régulateur mechanical hand-wound BCP T02 calibre – 21,600vph – 100h power reserve – hours, minutes, seconds – khaki nylon strap – ref. 89356TT06.BTT89 – limited edition of 78, only available in the Le Triptyque Louis Erard x Alain Silberstein Khaki special limited edition box (réf. 33333TT06) – CHF 22,222 (excl. tax)
For more information, please visit LouisErard.com.