Louis Erard Excellence Collection New Models – Regulator and Power Reserve, Power Reserve, Classic Chronograph and Classic Chronograph with Moon Phases

A perfect technical and aesthetic interpretation of time by Louis Erard, the essentially neo-classical Excellence collection is a delicate blend of horological tradition and modern design. Authenticity, elegance, refinement and exclusiveness merge to create a new line that is destined to endure and is aptly named Excellence. In step with creative impulses, tradition has been clothed in daring apparel, conventions have been flouted and classicism has caught up with the present. This appreciation of time propels the creations by the alchemist from Le Noirmont into an urban and dynamic 21st century. A tribute to its origins and to the values perpetuated for the past eight decades.

In 2013, the Excellence collection is enhanced with new models. The first creations housing exclusive complications – Regulator and Power Reserve, Power Reserve, Classic Chronograph or Classic Chronograph with Moon Phases – are clad in black. The dial is in full black, except for the glint of the silvered hands and hourmarkers reflecting the polished case.

Some new, exclusively feminine versions have now been added to these original models. While carefully preserving the technical qualities and aesthetic virtues of the collection, Louis Erard has broken free and reinvented a dedicated three-hand model. In his box of tricks, this magician of time has a steel case, a diamond-set bezel and horns, Roman numerals or diamond hour-markers, and a leather strap or steel bracelet. But sometimes a conjuring trick needs two, so Louis Erard is offering Pair Watches: 33 millimetres for her, 40 for him. The hours, minutes, seconds and date are either feminine and delicate or sophisticated and virile, but always complementary. And, all the models except the chronographs are available with a steel bracelet.

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 5 ATM

Dial
Silvered
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

Excellence Gold Power Reserve – Limited edition of 80 pieces (Ref. 53 230 OR 11)

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 pink gold, 40 mm
Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment on both sides
Decorated case-back
Water-resistant to 5 ATM

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

Strap
Black alligator with 18 K pink gold buckle

Excellence Moon Phase 24-hour Chronograph (Ref. 80 231 AA 01)

Movement
Automatic, 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 5 ATM

Dial
Silvered
30-minute chronograph, day and month counter at 12 o’clock
12-hour chronograph 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 flange

Strap
Black leather with steel folding clasp

Excellence Ref. 68 233 AA 01 & Excellence Ref. 68 235 AA 01 / 68 235 FS 01(Pair Watches)

Movement
Automatic, ETA 2892

Functions
Hours, minutes, seconds and date

Case
68 233 AA 01
Stainless steel
Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment on both sides
Decorated case-back
Water-resistant to 5 ATM

68 235 AA 01 / 68 235 FS 01
Stainless steel, 33 mm
Bezel and horns set with 84 diamonds (0.81 ct), or plain
Anti-reflective sapphire crystal
Decorated case-back
Water-resistant to 3 ATM

Dial
68 233 AA 01
Date window at 3 o’clock

68 235 AA 01 / 68 235 FS 01
Silvered
Date window at 6 o’clock

Strap
Black leather with steel folding clasp

Excellence Ladies’ Gold Chronograph (Ref. 84 234 OS 04)

Movement
Automatic, ETA 2094

Functions
Hours, minutes, seconds, date and chronograph

Case
18 K pink gold (OS) or stainless steel (SE), 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 5 ATM

Dial

White mother-of-pearl or silvered
12-hour, 30-minute and small seconds counters at 6, 3 and 9 o’clock respectively
Date window between 4 and 5 o’clock

Strap
Pearlised alligator with 18 K pink gold buckle or white leather with steel folding clasp

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