Louis Erard, in collaboration with watchmaking artist Alain Silberstein, has released a unique and exclusive tourbillon, marking a significant achievement in their partnership. This collection, named the Louis Erard x Alain Silberstein Khaki Triptych, consists of three distinctive watches, emphasizing a combination of tradition and modernity in watchmaking. The timepieces are limited, with the tourbillon model being exceptionally rare and available only in a set of 78 triptych boxes.
The creation of the tourbillon is a notable event for Louis Erard, representing a blend of affordability and exclusivity in the fine watchmaking sector. This tourbillon is not only a mechanical marvel but also paired with a regulator display, signifying the brand’s alignment with chronometric precision. It’s a pioneering move, illustrating their commitment to making luxurious watch features more accessible.
For Silberstein, the tourbillon symbolizes “the time that never stops,” reflecting various dimensions of time, from social and cultural aspects to personal interpretations. He brings a wealth of experience in employing the tourbillon in watch designs, maintaining a balance between classic and contemporary aesthetics. A special mention is also given to Olivier Mory from BCP Tourbillons, credited for manufacturing the tourbillon, who has effectively bridged the gap between mass production and fine watchmaking.
Style-wise, the khaki color theme of the watches, which pervades the dials and straps, is highlighted as a modern and trendy choice. The khaki color is viewed as embodying the spirit of Louis Erard watches, reflecting contemporary watchmaking styles.
In terms of pricing, the Khaki Triptych collection is offered at a fraction of the cost of typical tourbillon watches, reinforcing Louis Erard’s dedication to affordability in the realm of luxury watches. The collaboration embodies the motto of Louis Erard: “Together we’re always stronger,” showcasing the successful partnership and combined strengths of the contributors in these creations.