The Art of Reduction: Meet Le Régulateur Louis Erard x Olivier Mosset

An exceptional collaboration between renowned Swiss abstract artist Olivier Mosset who lives and works in Tucson, Arizona, and the watchmaker Louis Erard resulted in a minimalist black-on-black model with a stunning take on the classic regulator-style dial— a signature of the Swiss boutique brand. Translating the artist’s abstract, reductionist codes onto the watch face, the Le Régulateur Louis Erard x Olivier Mosset is a celebrates art and purism or the art of purism.

Produced in a limited edition of 178 pieces, this statement piece measures 42mm x 12.25mm and is presented in a PVD-coated steel case with a matte sandblasted finish. The black lacquered background of the dial is sprinkled with sparkling inlays that make for a cool background for the three baton-style hands.

Reading the time requires a closer look, with top hand distinguished by a large hole displaying the hours, the middle hand with a medium-sized hole representing the minutes, and the smallest the seconds. Since the hands are aligned on different axes in accordance with the layout for a regulator arrangement, their configuration constantly changes.

Even the case back succumbs to the dark color way and is fitted with a black-tinted sapphire crystal, revealing the automatic Sellita SW266-1 ticking behind it.

Each of the 178 timepieces comes with a red seal bearing the words “work of art – do not wear” and two interchangeable black leather straps.

Pricing for the Le Régulateur Louis Erard x Olivier Mosset is marked at CHF 3,750, or about $4,360 at the time of writing.

To learn more, visit Louis Erard, here.

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