Louis Erard Excellence Anniversary Collection

On the occasion of Louis Erard brand’s 80’th anniversary, the Swiss watch company has launched some fine exclusively mechanical watches to reaffirm its dynamism, creativity and expertise through a new line of watches built to last and evocatively named “Excellence”.

Impelled by this unique jubilee fervour, the new collection vividly epitomizes the brand’s signature codes in a tribute to the origins and traditional values that have forged its strength over eight decades.

Classicism and originality, complexity and understatement are combined with great talent, and mingled with exclusivity and accessibility to form a concentrated blend of the qualities characteristic of all timepieces bearing the Louis Erard signature.

This new collection comprises a total of seven models – five for men and two for women – all available in steel or rose gold versions.

These include Power-Reserve display and Regulator or simple Power-Reserve variations, a Chronograph with moon phases and 24-hour indicator, and three-hand watches.

Even though mechanical watchmaking remains the core of the self-winding models, it is undoubtedly in the hand-wound watches that Louis Erard most clearly expresses its vocation as a movement manufacturer. The two manual-winding models incorporate its uncompromisingly sophisticated in-house modules featuring exclusive and unique complications.

A round case (36 mm for women and 40 mm for men), an understated white dial, hour-markers and Roman numerals : the key attributes of the Excellence collection offer a clearer than ever reflection of the design codes cherished by Louis Erard, expressed through decidedly neoclassical touches and a wealth of variations.

Technical details

Model 1: Louis Erard Excellence Regulator Power Reserve, Ref. 54 230 AA 01

Louis Erard Excellence Regulator Power Reserve, Ref. 54 230 AA 01

 

Movement
Mechanical hand-wound, ETA Calibre 7001 RE 9 with in-house Regulator – Power Reserve complication

Functions
Hours, minutes, seconds and power-reserve indicator

Case
Stainless steel, 40 mm
Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment on both sides
Decorated case-back
Water-resistant to 50 m

Dial
White
Regulator type with off-set hour counter at 12 o’clock
Central minutes, and seconds at 6 o’clock
Power reserve at 9 o’clock

Strap
Black leather with steel folding clasp

Model 2: Louis Erard Excellence Power Reserve, Ref. 53 230 AA 01

Louis Erard Excellence Power Reserve, Ref. 53 230 AA 01

Movement
Mechanical hand-wound, ETA Calibre 7001 RM 10 with in-house Power Reserve complication

Functions
Hours, minutes, seconds and power-reserve indicator

Case
Stainless steel, 40 mm
Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment on both sides
Decorated case-back
Water-resistant to 50 m

Dial
White
Central hours and minutes
small seconds at 6 o’clock and power reserve at 10 o’clock

Strap
Black leather with steel, folding clasp

Model 3: Louis Erard Excellence Regulator Power Reserve Gold Limited Edition, Ref. 54 230 OR 01

Louis Erard Excellence 54 230 OR 01, Regulator Power Reserve Gold – Limited edition

Movement
Mechanical hand-wound, ETA Calibre 7001 RE 9 with in-house Regulator – Power Reserve complication

Functions
Hours, minutes, seconds and power-reserve indicator

Case
18 K rose gold, 40 mm
Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment on both sides
Decorated case-back
Water-resistant to 50 m

Dial
White
Regulator type with off-set hour counter at 12 o’clock
Central minutes, and seconds at 6 o’clock
Power reserve at 9 o’clock

Strap
Black or chestnut brown alligator leather with 18 K rose gold pin buckle

Production
Limited edition of 80 watches

Model 4: Louis Erard Excellence Power Reserve Gold Limited Edition, Ref. 53 230 OR 01

Louis Erard Excellence Power Reserve Gold Limited Edition, Ref. 53 230 OR 01

Movement
Mechanical hand-wound, ETA Calibre 7001 RM 10 with in-house Power Reserve complication

Functions
Hours, minutes, seconds and power-reserve indicator

Case
18 K rose gold, 40 mm
Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment on both sides
Decorated case-back
Water-resistant to 50 m

Dial
White
Central hours and minutes
Small seconds at 6 o’clock and power reserve at 10 o’clock

Strap
Black or chestnut brown alligator leather with 18 K rose gold pin buckle

Production
Limited edition of 80 watches

Model 5: Louis Erard Excellence Moon Phase 24 hour Chronograph, Ref. 80 231 AA 01

Louis Erard Excellence Moon Phase 24 hour Chronograph, Ref. 80 231 AA 01

Movement
Mechanical self-winding, ETA 7751

Functions
Hours, minutes, seconds, day, date, month, moon phase, chronograph and 24-hour indicator

Case
Stainless steel, 42 mm
Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment on both sides
Decorated case-back
Water-resistant to 50 m

Dial
White
30-minute chronograph, day and month counter at 12 o’clock
12-hour and moon-phase counter at 6 o’clock
Small seconds and 24-hour indicator at 9 o’clock
Date with central pointer and display around the inner bezel ring

Strap
Black leather with steel folding clasp

Model 6: Louis Erard Excellence Ladies’ Chronograph, Ref. 82 234 SE 01

Louis Erard Excellence Ladies’ Chronograph, Ref. 82 234 SE 01

Movement
Mechanical self-winding, ETA 2094

Functions
Hours, minutes, seconds, date and chronograph

Case
Stainless steel, 36 mm
Bezel set with 70 Top Wesselton (F-G) diamonds, clarity grade VS-SI ( 0.7 ct )
Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment on both sides
Decorated case-back
Water-resistant to 50 m

Dial
White or white mother of- pearl
12-hour, 30-minute and small seconds counters at 6, 3 and 9 o’clock respectively
Date window at 4 o’clock

Strap
White leather with steel folding clasp

Model 7: Louis Erard Excellence Ladies’ Gold Chronograph, Ref. 82 234 OS 01

Louis Erard Excellence Ladies’ Gold Chronograph, Ref. 82 234 OS 01

Movement
Mechanical self-winding, ETA 2094

Functions
Hours, minutes, seconds, date and chronograph

Case
18 K rose gold, 36 mm
Bezel set with 70 Top Wesselton ( F-G ) diamonds, clarity grade VS-SI ( 0.7 ct )
Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment on both sides
Decorated case-back
Water-resistant to 50 m

Dial
White or white mother of- pearl
12-hour, 30-minute and small seconds counters at 6, 3 and 9 o’clock respectively
Date window at 4 o’clock

Strap
White leather with 18 K rose gold pin buckle

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