Louis Erard x Alain Silberstein Le Triptyque

Swiss luxury watch brand Louis Erard has introduced its second collaborative project with Alain Silberstein.

In 2019, Alain Silberstein revisited ‘Le Régulateur’ from Louis Erard, a historic, emblematic model produced by the Jura brand. This collaboration resulted in an exceptional model: two series of 178 models which sold in just a few hours and were immediately extremely sought after on the secondary market. And all this even before it was selected for Geneva’s Grand Prix d’Horlogerie and it received an award in the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2021.

Louis Erard x Alain Silberstein Le Triptyque: La Semaine, ref. 75357TT02.BTT88
Louis Erard x Alain Silberstein Le Triptyque La Semaine

In 2021, Louis Erard in collaboration with Alain Silberstein presents three special edition watches. Each model is limited to 178 models, 78 of which are to be sold in a collector’s box containing the entire capsule as well as a digital artwork signed by the artist. The retail price makes a very strong statement: an entry price of CHF 3,500 and the collector’s box at CHF 11,111.

Le Triptyque Louis Erard x Alain Silberstein ref. 11111TT02 (special box set), Recommended retail price: CHF 11,111
Le Triptyque Louis Erard x Alain Silberstein ref. 11111TT02 (special box set), Recommended retail price: CHF 11,111

By purchasing Le Triptyque Louis Erard x Alain Silberstein collector’s box set, the 78 privileged owners will also be able to enjoy a personal, non-fungible token linked exclusively to their triptych. This guarantees and protects the authenticity of the limited edition, as well as containing all its technical specifications. In addition, collectors will have the opportunity to customise their digital token with a private message, making it even more unique and timeless.

Louis Erard x Alain Silberstein Le Triptyque: Le Régulateur, ref. 85358TT02.BTT88
Louis Erard x Alain Silberstein Le Triptyque Le Régulateur

Louis Erard is one of the first in Swiss watchmaking to offer such a technology, and this can only be offered thanks to Qiibee, which already partners with the brand for its loyalty program.

The triptych brings together three different timepieces – three signature models, each with its own unique features: La Semaine, Le Régulateur II, and Le Chrono Monopoussoir.

Louis Erard x Alain Silberstein Le Triptyque: Le Chrono Monopoussoir, ref. 74359TT02.BTT88
Louis Erard x Alain Silberstein Le Chrono Monopoussoir

The watch case consists of a frame with vertical sidebars called “brancards”, flanked by a conical crown. This is architecture in pure form, each element perfectly held, resulting in geometric simplicity and effects created by contrasts, shapes, materials (grade 2 and grade 5 titanium) and finishes (microblasted and polished).

Le Triptyque Louis Erard x Alain Silberstein caseback view

Water-resistant to 100 meters, the case is further complemented by a nylon strap with a flap, guaranteeing uncompromising comfort. Soft, breathable and lightweight, the strap features a quick-fit closure, while the tight mesh of the double-layer nylon forms a surface that won’t retain moisture. Against this canvas, the designer offers his exercises in style: three movements, three functions, three stories.

The triptych begins with a reference to the artist with the La Semaine Louis Erard x Alain Silberstein. With its three hands, date and day, this model features the exquisite weekly planner developed by Alain Silberstein, easily recognisable as his work: the days do not have names, but rather playful smileys – small, stylised faces symbolising different moods and reminding us that time is a flow, an experience, an emotion evolving through the days.

Louis Erard x Alain Silberstein Le Triptyque: La Semaine, ref. 75357TT02.BTT88
Louis Erard x Alain Silberstein Le Triptyque: La Semaine, ref. 75357TT02.BTT88

The central piece is a new variation on the regulator: Le Régulateur Louis Erard x Alain Silberstein II. Once again, the designer’s signature touch is instantly visible: a large blue arrow hand for the minutes, a red triangle for the hours, and a small yellow serpentine hand for the seconds.

Louis Erard x Alain Silberstein Le Triptyque: Le Régulateur, ref. 85358TT02.BTT88
Louis Erard x Alain Silberstein Le Triptyque: Le Régulateur, ref. 85358TT02.BTT88

Telling the time becomes separated into its different parts in a joyful language, sophisticated and childlike at the same time, with the artistic and philosophical depth that characterises all Silberstein’s work: it is a game of proportions, with references ranging from Bauhaus to the rich history of watchmaking.

The third part of the triptych is an all-new chronograph design from the guest artist: Le Chrono Monopoussoir Louis Erard x Alain Silberstein. It features centrally placed hour and minute hands, with the chronograph seconds hand at the centre and a 30-minute counter at 12 o’clock.

Louis Erard x Alain Silberstein Le Triptyque: Le Chrono Monopoussoir, ref. 74359TT02.BTT88
Louis Erard x Alain Silberstein Le Triptyque: Le Chrono Monopoussoir, ref. 74359TT02.BTT88

As on the La Semaine model, the monopusher chronograph incorporates the designer’s new signature hour hand: a red circle pinned with a triangle.

Technical details

Model: La Semaine Louis Erard x Alain Silberstein ref. 75357TT02.BTT88

Louis Erard x Alain Silberstein Le Triptyque: La Semaine, ref. 75357TT02.BTT88

Movement
Automatic, ETA 2836-2 calibre, day/date at 6 o’clock, 11½’’’, Ø25.60 mm, height: 5.05 mm, 25 jewels, 28.800 VpH (4Hz), standard grade movement, meticulously decorated, special open-worked oscillating weight with Louis Erard symbol, approx. 38 hours of power reserve

Functions
HMS, mood of the day/date
3 central hands

Case
Micro-blasted grade 2 titanium & polished grade 5 titanium, Ø40 mm, lug width: 22 mm, lug to lug: 47 mm, thickness: 11.60 mm, 2 pieces, sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment on both sides, movement visible through the transparent caseback, water-resistant up to a pressure of 10 bars (100 m/330 ft), Alain Silberstein red lacquered signature crown with Louis Erard symbol, caseback engraved “Louis Erard x Alain Silberstein 1 of 178”

Dial
Matte black, white transfers, Alain Silberstein signature days disc (“smiledays”) and date at 6 o’clock, flange featuring yellow and red indexes

Hands
Alain Silberstein signature hands: red lacquered hour hand, blue lacquered minute hand and yellow lacquered second hand

Strap
Black nylon and micro-blasted grade 2 titanium, hook-and-loop fastener system for quick adjustment, functional catch spring bars allowing the strap to be changed quickly
Dimensions: 22.70 mm width, 225 mm length, suitable for a wrist circumference of 140 to 200 mm

Recommended retail price
CHF 3,500

Model: Le Régulateur Louis Erard x Alain Silberstein II ref. 85358TT02.BTT88

Louis Erard x Alain Silberstein Le Triptyque: Le Régulateur, ref. 85358TT02.BTT88

Movement
Automatic regulator, Sellita SW266-1 calibre, 11½’’’, Ø25.60 mm, height: 5.60 mm, 31 jewels, 28.800 VpH (4Hz), élaboré grade movement, meticulously decorated, special openworked oscillating weight with Louis Erard symbol, approx. 38 hours of power reserve

Functions
HMS
Hour hand in a counter at 12 o’clock, central minute hand, second hand in a counter at 6 o’clock

Case
Micro-blasted grade 2 titanium & polished grade 5 titanium, Ø40 mm, lug width: 22 mm, lug to lug: 47 mm, thickness: 11.60 mm, 2 pieces, sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment on both sides, movement visible through the transparent caseback, water-resistant up to a pressure of 10 bars (100 m/330 ft), Alain Silberstein red lacquered signature crown with Louis Erard symbol, caseback engraved “Louis Erard x Alain Silberstein 1 of 178”

Dial
Matte black with opaline (matte silver) counter at 12 o’clock, white transfers, flange featuring yellow and red indexes

Hands
Alain Silberstein signature hands: red lacquered hour hand, blue lacquered minute hand and yellow lacquered second hand

Strap
Black nylon and microblasted grade 2 titanium, hook-and-loop fastener system for quick adjustment, functional catch spring bars allowing the strap to be changed quickly
Dimensions: 22.70 mm width, 225 mm length, suitable for a wrist circumference of 140 to 200 mm

Recommended retail price
CHF 3,500

Model: Le Chrono Monopoussoir Louis Erard x Alain Silberstein ref. 74359TT02.BTT88

Louis Erard x Alain Silberstein Le Triptyque: Le Chrono Monopoussoir, ref. 74359TT02.BTT88

Movement
Automatic monopusher chronograph, calibre Sellita SW500MPCa, 13¼’’’, Ø30.00 mm, height: 7.90 mm 25 jewels, 28.800 VpH (4Hz), élaboré grade movement, meticulously decorated, special openworked oscillating weight with Louis Erard symbol, approx. 48 hours of power reserve

Functions
HM + chronograph
Time: central hour and minute hands
Chronograph: central second hand, 30-minute counter at 12 o’clock

Case
Micro-blasted grade 2 titanium & polished grade 5 titanium, Ø40 mm, lug width: 22 mm, lug to lug: 47 mm, thickness: 13.90 mm, 2 pieces, sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment on both sides, movement visible through the transparent caseback, water-resistant up to a pressure of 10 bars (100 m/330 ft), Alain Silberstein signature crown with pusher in red ABS and Louis Erard symbol, caseback engraved “Louis Erard x Alain Silberstein 1 of 178”

Dial
Matte black with opaline (matte silver) counter at 12 o’clock, white transfers, flange featuring yellow and red indexes

Hands
Alain Silberstein signature hands: red lacquered hour hand, blue lacquered minute hand, yellow lacquered chronograph second hand and red lacquered counter hand

Strap
Black nylon and microblasted grade 2 titanium, hook and loop folding strap system for quick adjustment, functional catch spring bars allowing the strap to be changed quickly
Dimensions: 22.70 mm width, 225 mm length, suitable for a wrist circumference of 140 to 200 mm

Recommended retail price
CHF 4,500