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The New Régulateur Tourbillon Louis Erard x Alain Silberstein Black

It's also red, yellow and blue, preserving Silberstein's signature affinity with Bauhaus colours.

| By Brice Goulard | 2 min read |

Louis Erard received great attention last year with the debut of its first-ever tourbillon-regulated watch. Limited to just 78 pieces, it was exclusively available as part of a reasonably priced khaki-coloured trio, each piece conceived by the esteemed Alain Silberstein. Now in 2024, the brand led by Manuel Emch, the Artistic Director and CEO of Louis Erard, unveils another exciting collaboration with the renowned designer and watchmaker – Le Régulateur Tourbillon Louis Erard x Alain Silberstein Black.

This marks the fifth collaboration between Alain Silberstein and Louis Erard since 2019, a partnership driven by the mutual appreciation for Silberstein’s Bauhaus-inspired, artistic, and emotionally charged approach to watchmaking. These collaborations consistently yield timepieces that captivate not only watch enthusiasts but a broader audience as well. The new Le Régulateur Tourbillon Louis Erard x Alain Silberstein Black isn’t an entirely new creation; rather, it’s a variation in colour scheme from last year’s model. However, this doesn’t diminish its appeal.

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Thankfully, despite the “black” denomination, the case remains untouched by darkness, preserving its allure. Le Régulateur Tourbillon Louis Erard x Alain Silberstein Black has a two-part case, made from micro-blasted grade 2 and polished grade 5 titanium – which was first introduced here in 2021. With a diameter of 40mm and a thickness of 11.8mm, it’s comfortably proportioned and ergonomically designed. The signature red lacquered crown bearing the Louis Erard logo adds a touch of flair without sacrificing functionality or causing discomfort for it’s a bit protruding.

Protected by the sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment, the matte black dial is adorned with white minute markings, punctuated by yellow markings at five-minute intervals, except at the top where the index is red. Positioned just below, a silvered sub-dial displays the hours, marked by red and black indices, with the red at cardinal points. A red lacquered triangle hand denotes the hours, while the minutes are indicated by a central blue lacquered minute hand. The tourbillon, with a yellow lacquered seconds hand affixed to its cage making one turn every minute, is prominently displayed at 6 o’clock, offering a view through the cut-out.

This timepiece is powered by a tourbillon and regulator (a rare combo) mechanical hand-wound calibre BCP T02, developed by Olivier Mory at BCP Tourbillons in La Chaux-de-Fonds. It beats at a frequency of 21,600 vibrations/hour and boasts a generous 100-hour power reserve. The movement’s circular decoration is visible through the sapphire caseback. The caseback’s titanium part indicates its limited edition status, 1 of 78 and is engraved with the Louis Erard and Alain Silberstein logos.

Presented on a black nylon strap with a micro-blasted grade 2 titanium hook-and-loop fastener system for easy adjustment, the watch offers style, comfort, and practicality. The functional catch spring bars also enable quick strap changes to suit personal preferences. Priced at CHF 15,900 excluding tax, the Le Régulateur Tourbillon Louis Erard x Alain Silberstein Black is now available for purchase. For further details, please visit

2 responses

  1. Interesting choice of colors for a watch and well priced the only thing is wristwatch tourbillon does not make sense.

  2. a tourbillon wrist watch does not make sense nice color selection.

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