Le Régulateur Louis Erard x Massena LAB

Swiss watch brand Louis Erard presents a new limited edition Le Régulateur series in collaboration with Massena LAB.

After the success of Alain Silberstein, Vianney Halter, Atelier OÏ, Seconde/Seconde/ and Eric Giroud editions, Le Noirmont based brand has now entered into a partnership with Massena LAB.

Massena LAB is a creative horological studio that designs, develops, and produces timepieces, often in collaboration with respected watchmakers from around the world. It was founded by founded by noted watch collector and industry veteran William Massena.

Le Régulateur Louis Erard x Massena LAB watch comes in two variations. The only defining element between the two is the dial: on one, the lower plate is plated in 2N gold, while the other is rhodium-plated.

Le Régulateur Louis Erard x Massena LAB

Both models come in a limited edition of 178 pieces—a symbolic number meaning “together we are stronger”, a principle dear to Louis Erard’s work—and are available at the same price: CHF 3,600.

The marine chronometer inspired dial is made up of two levels. The two flanges on the hour and seconds counters (at 12 and 6 o’clock) are rhodium-plated with circular satin finish, with centres in silver-plated opaline. The large central minute hand points towards the outer rhodium-plated flange with circular satin finish.

Le Régulateur Louis Erard x Massena LAB

The lower plate is rhodium- or gold-plated, with a grained finish to further increase the contrast with the counters and enhance the readability of the blued steel leaf hands. The polished steel case is fitted with a signature Massena LAB crown.

Technical details

Model: Le Régulateur Louis Erard x Massena LAB ref. 85237AA75

Le Régulateur Louis Erard x Massena LAB ref. 85237AA75

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 open-worked oscillating weight with black lacquered Louis Erard symbol, approx. 38 hours of power reserve

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

Case
Polished stainless steel, Ø42 mm, lug width: 22 mm, lug to lug: 49.60 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 (50 m/165 ft), signature Massena LAB crown, caseback engraved with “Limited Edition 1 of 178”

Dial
External flange and double counters rhodium-plated with circular satin finish and diamond-cut corners, 2N grained finish lower plate with opaline centre counters (matt silver), black transfers, Louis Erard logo at 3 o’clock and Massena logo at 9 o’clock

Hands
Leaf shaped hands in blued steel

Strap
Black grained calf leather with tone-on-tone stitching, blue grained calf leather lining, polished stainless steel pin buckle, functional catch spring bars enabling the strap to be changed quickly
Dimensions: 22/20mm width, 80/115mm length

Edition
Limited edition of 178 pieces

Recommended retail price
CHF 3,600

Model: Le Régulateur Louis Erard x Massena LAB ref. 85237AA76

Le Régulateur Louis Erard x Massena LAB ref. 85237AA76

 

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 open-worked oscillating weight with black lacquered Louis Erard symbol, approx. 38 hours of power reserve

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

Case
Polished stainless steel, Ø42 mm, lug width: 22 mm, lug to lug: 49.60 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 (50 m/165 ft), signature Massena LAB crown, caseback engraved with “Limited Edition 1 of 178”

Dial
External flange and double counters rhodium-plated with circular satin finish and diamond-cut corners, rhodium-plated grained finish lower plate with opaline centre counters (matt silver), black transfers, Louis Erard logo at 3 o’clock and Massena logo at 9 o’clock

Hands
Leaf shaped hands in blued steel

Strap
Black grained calf leather with tone-on-tone stitching, blue grained calf leather lining, polished stainless steel pin buckle, functional catch spring bars enabling the strap to be changed quickly
Dimensions: 22/20mm width, 80/115mm length

Edition
Limited edition of 178 pieces

Recommended retail price
CHF 3,600