Louis Erard continues its odyssey at the heart of métiers d’art with Grand Feu enamel. This new interpretation highlights some touches of red and, for the first time, in a 39 mm case.
The stainless steel case houses the Sellita SW261-1 self-winding movement, which drives central hour, minute and small second (at 6 o’clock).
The Grand Feu enamel dial has three colours: white for the background, Louis Erard blue indexes, and flashes of red on the XII at 12 o‘clock and on some of the lines of the small seconds at six o’clock.
The first version of the Excellence Émail Grand Feu was launched in 2021: the first time Louis Erard had reinterpreted a métier d’art. Excellence Émail Grand Feu II has the same DNA, plus a few additional touches to further reinforce its contemporary identity.
The dials, patiently made piece by piece, once again come from the Donzé Cadrans kilns, an art enameller based in Le Locle. The signature fir tree hands in blued steel give the dial a harmonious finish. The strap completes the work in red grained calf leather with blue stitching, lined in Louis Erard blue grained calf leather.
This timepiece is limited to 99 pieces.
Model: Excellence Émail Grand Feu II 39mm ref. 34238AA54
Automatic, Sellita SW261-1 calibre, 3 hands with small seconds at 6 o’clock, 11½’’’, Ø25.60 mm, height: 5.60 mm, 31 jewels, 28,800 VpH (4Hz), élaboré grade movement, meticulously decorated, special openworked oscillating weight with black lacquered Louis Erard symbol, approx. 38 hours of power reserve
Central hour and minute hands, second hand at 6 o’clock
Polished stainless steel, Ø39 mm, lug width: 20 mm, lug to lug: 46.48 mm, thickness: 12.25 mm, 3 pieces, domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment on both sides, movement visible through the transparent caseback, water resistant up to a pressure of 5 bars (50m/165ft), signature fir tree crown, caseback engraved with “Limited Edition 1 of 99”
White Grand Feu enamel, made in the traditional way by Donzé Cadrans S.A., counter at 6 o’clock, blue and red enamelled transfers
Hands Signature fir tree hands in blued steel
Red grained calf leather with blue stitching, blue grained calf leather lining, polished stainless steel pin buckle, functional catch spring bars enabling the strap to be changed quickly
Dimensions: 20/18mm width, 80/115mm length
Limited edition of 99 pieces
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