Louis Erard has already initiated subtly revealing dials: the Small Second Open springs to mind.
This time, however, the Watchmaker pulls out all the stops when paying tribute to Haute Horlogerie and its traditions. The dial of the Skeleton has been cut away so that the movement is almost entirely visible. Its wheels are laid bare, ready for Louis Erard to embellish them with a brushed finish.
Its mechanical insides and nerves of steel make this a quietly yet unmistakably masculine watch spanning tradition and modernity. A transparent back completes this style statement in which aesthetic and precision are perfectly poised.
For the rest, Louis Erard looks to the original with large Roman numerals against a white chapter ring, a 40 millimeter steel case and blue hands. A black strap prolongs this noble architecture.
The very essence of a timepiece – hours, minutes, seconds – can be made even more remarkable, as Louis Erard shows with these creations from the Excellence and Heritage collections. The eye lingers at 6 or at 12 o’clock, where the openwork dial allows a glimpse of the automatic movement below.
Mechanical automatic movement, ETA 2824-2 calibre, 40 mm stainless steel case, sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment on both sides, transparent back, water-resistant to 5 ATM, black or silver-toned dial with openwork at 12 o’clock, black crocodile pattern or coffee-colour leather strap with steel folding class.
Mechanical automatic movement, SOP A10BV-2 calibre, 40 mm stainless steel case, sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment on both sides, transparent back, water-resistant to 5 ATM, silver-toned dial with openwork between 5 and 6 o’clock, black crocodile pattern leather strap with steel folding clasp
Mechanical automatic movement, Soprod SOP A10SQ-2 calibre, 40 mm polished steel case, water-resistant to 5 ATM, open-worked silver-toned dial, black crocodile pattern strap with folding clasp