Louis Erard presents Excellence Marqueterie, a limited edition watch created in collaboration with Bastien Chevalier, an independent artisan based in Sainte-Croix. Limited to 99 pieces, this new model features a métiers d’art marquetry dial.
Boasting an eye-catching and playful checkerboard design, each dial is handmade by Bastien Chevalier, a specialist in miniature marquetry.
Made by combining unmatched artistic creativity and surgical precision, the dial incorporates more than 70 elements. The geometrical pattern highlights various colors of different wood: three shades of blue-tinted tulip tree, and grey-tinted willow burl.
This new watch comes with a modern case in polished steel. Measuring 42 mm in diameter and water-resistant to 50 metres, it features a domed sapphire crystal, and the signature fir tree crown.
Each Louis Erard Excellence Marqueterie watch houses an automatic Sellita SW261-1. Driving the hour and minute functions, this movement is visible from the open caseback.
The blue grained calf leather strap features tone-on-tone attachment points, Louis Erard blue lining and a pin buckle.
Model: Louis Erard Excellence Marqueterie ref. 34237AA58
Automatic, Sellita SW261-1 calibre, 2 hands, 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
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 and Louis Erard logo transferred in black under the glass, movement visible through the transparent blue caseback, water resistant up to a pressure of 5 bars (50 m/165 ft), signature fir tree crown, caseback engraved with “Limited Edition 1 of 99”
Cubed pattern made of wood marquetry, entirely handmade in the traditional way by Bastien Chevalier (Mbch), composed of more than 70 pieces in 2 wood species, stained in 4 different colours (grey-stained willow burl and tulip tree stained in 3 different blues for the cubes)
Signature fir tree hands in blued steel
Blue grained calf leather with tone-on-tone attachment points, 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
Limited edition of 99 pieces
Price excl. tax