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Le Regulateur Louis Erard x Cedric Johner
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Louis Erard
Le Regulateur Louis Erard x Cedric Johner
An exclusive collaboration
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One of the Louis Erard brand's specialties is collaborating with independent watchmakers whose works are typically highly limited and very expensive, to create accessible watches that still contain that watchmaker’s personality. In doing so, they give a new audience of watch enthusiasts the ability to own something created by a contemporary master who might not have been able to otherwise. For their most recent collaboration, they have teamed up with Cédric Johner, a watchmaker and jeweler who only creates a few watches yearly.

Mr. Johner's approach to watchmaking, which he refers to as “intuitive watchmaking,” is a testament to his craftsmanship. Each of his watches is meticulously handcrafted, without the aid of preexisting plans or computer assistance. This seemingly unstructured method, however, results in a unique and recognizable aesthetic. For the collaboration with Louis Erard, the brands have ingeniously distilled Mr. Johner’s intuitive design language into watches that can be replicated, yet still bear the unmistakable mark of handmade artistry.

Based on the 39mm Elegance case, these Regulators feature softened hexagonal dial openings with sapphire crystals to match, echoing Mr. Johner’s “Abyss” case design. The dials within, available in a rich blue or a subtle mauve, feature a twisting motif and large, scalloped sub-dials in a deep gray tone for the hours and seconds. Mr. Johner’s signature, gestural Roman numerals add another distinctive touch to the elegant design.

One last and very significant element to this collaboration is a hand-decorated rotor. Each watch in this limited edition features a Selitta SW266-1 movement with a rotor that Mr. Johner has engraved with 230 “beads.” A first for a Louis Erard collaboration, it is truly remarkable that each watch in the series of 356 (178 per color) features a handmade component, making these truly special pieces.

 

  • Case: Polished Stainless Steel
  • Dial: Purple PVD
  • Movement: Sellita SW266-1
  • Complications: Regulator Layout
  • Winding: Automatic
  • Lens: Domed Hexagonal Sapphire
  • Strap: Grained CalfLeather
  • Water Res.: 50M
  • Diameter: 39mm
  • Length: 45.9mm
  • Thickness:12.82mm
  • Lug Width: 20mm
  • Limited Edition: 178 Units Worldwide
  • Swiss-Made
  • Case: Polished Stainless Steel
  • Dial: Blue PVD
  • Movement: Sellita SW266-1
  • Complications: Regulator Layout
  • Winding: Automatic
  • Lens: Domed Hexagonal Sapphire
  • Strap: Grained CalfLeather
  • Water Res.: 50M
  • Diameter: 39mm
  • Length: 45.9mm
  • Thickness:12.82mm
  • Lug Width: 20mm
  • Limited Edition: 178 Units Worldwide
  • Swiss-Made
About Louis Erard

Based in the Jura mountains, the birthplace of watchmaking, Louis Erard embodies the values of Swiss mechanics, the tradition that keeps its promises. Combining luxury, timelessness and elegance, this independent brand is renowned for its mechanical watches and in particular its iconic regulators. A collection on which the brand, founded by Mr Louis Erard in 1929, built its reputation.

Today, continuing the work of its founder and honouring the watchmaking tradition, the Maison is reinterpreting the codes in a contemporary language, revisiting its artistic crafts and opening up its field of expression through collaborations and exchanges of know-how. Louis Erard continues to set itself apart from mass-market brands. Inspired by high-end watchmaking, the brand draws on its values to enhance its mechanical timepieces.