Now less than two days away, WatchTime New York 2023 will bring together over thirty-five incredible brands for three days of hands-on showcases, fascinating industry panels, and plenty more horological experiences. Joining the event this year is independent Louis Erard, who will be presenting its latest collaborative project completed with the watchmaking artist Alain Silberstein via the new Le Triptyque Louis Erard x Alain Silberstein Khaki, a trio of timepieces that includes a Day/Date, a Regulator, and a Tourbillon. Tickets for the event on Saturday and Sunday are still available, here, so be sure to purchase them now to see this novelty live and in-person.
The new Le Triptyque works to highlight the primary color work of Alain Silberstein alongside the unique silhouettes of Louis Erard. Crafted with microblasted grade 2 titanium and polished grade 5 titanium, the 40mm case of each model presents a novel canvas from the outside-in that speaks to the creative thinking of each collaborator. The khaki hue, seen from the dial to the securing nylon strap, then points to the watch as a modern invention, touching upon popular colorways of recent years. A red lacquered crown touches upon an Alain Silberstein signature, adding to the unique look of the timepiece.
As mentioned, Le Triptyque is available in three models, each with their own dial configurations and movements. In La Semaine Louis Erard x Alain Silberstein Khaki réf. 75357TT06.BTT89, we find the Day/Date edition, with primary color touches and modern-art style hands working alongside a layered dial inclusive of the watch’s namesake functions towards the 6 o’clock positions. In the Le Régulateur Louis Erard x Alain Silberstein Khaki réf. 85358TT06.BTT89, a central minute hand is the central feature, while a 12 o’clock hour counter and 6 o’clock running seconds sub-dial complete the regulator look. And finally, in the Le Régulateur Tourbillon Louis Erard x Alain Silberstein Khaki réf. 89356TT06.BTT89, we find a similar configuration as the standard regulator model, but with an open-heard tourbillon instead of a closed sub-seconds at the 6 o’clock position.
At the core of these masterpieces lies exceptional movement engineering. La Semaine and Le Régulateur house the Sellita SW220-1 and SW266-1 calibres, respectively, both meticulously decorated and boasting a 38-hour power reserve. The Le Régulateur Tourbillon, however, works to stand as a testament to Louis Erard’s audacious leap into the realm of haute horlogerie, with its hand-wound BCP T02 calibre in-effect anchoring that jump.
The Le Triptyque Louis Erard x Alain Silberstein Khaki is limited to 78 pieces as a trio set, with its pricing marked at CHF 22,222; the tourbillon is only available as part of the box set. La Semaine and Le Régulateur are both available individually in limited editions of 178 pieces each, with each priced at CHF 4,000. Whether in the box set or as individual models, the pricing was formulated to showcase Louis Erard’s commitment to offering extraordinary timepieces at a remarkable value.
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