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$2,050

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Auction Ended
06/16/22
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Lot #1485

Louis Erard Excellence Guilloche Main

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Introduction

Founded in 1929, Louis Erard is a watchmaker filled with heritage and history. Selling watches under their own banner since 1931, the brand was eventually acquired in the 1990s before it was later relaunched in 2003, during the independent watchmaking boom of the early 2000s. Since then, Louis Erard is well-established with a strong design language that punches far heavier than its price tag might indicate. As such, Louis Erard’s timepieces are incredibly well-received and sought-after, much like their 2021 release, the Excellence Guilloche Main. Created as a celebration of artistic craftsmanship, the Excellence Guilloche Main’s dial is executed by hand guilloché on each of the 99 pieces in the collection. Featuring an intricately formed lattice of checked squares, it combines a black varnish dial baseplate and a final rhodium plating on top that gives a silver patina to the brass exposed by the guilloche chisel that results in the stair-like appearance of the lattice structure that is created with alternating jet-black diamonds punctuating the dial. With Louis Erard's signature blued steel fir tree hands, the Excellence Guilloche Main is also surprisingly legible – not something one would expect from such a unique dial.

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Grade

M 10

Status

Vetted & Approved

Included

Watch, box and papers

Est. value range

$3,000 – $5,000

The Details

Brand

Louis Erard

Dimensions

42mm

Model

Excellence Guilloché Main

Movement

Automatic Sellita cal. SW261-1

Reference

66237AA52.BVA34

Bracelet

Nubuck suede leather strap

Year

2021

Condition

Like New

Material

Stainless steel

Included

Watch, box and papers

Dial Color

Matt black varnish with checked pattern made by hand guilloché

THE DIAL

Featuring a remarkably unique geometric checked pattern achieved by artisanal hand guilloche engraving, the Excellence Guilloché Main certainly lives up to its name.

THE CONSTRUCTION

With Louis Erard's typical 42mm stainless steel case, the Excellence Guilloché Main allows its dial to take center stage on the wrist of its wearer.

TIMING MACHINE READOUT

This reading was taken (crown down) with a ONEOF Accuracy Boutique Edition timing machine at time of cataloging. It is provided as a courtesy only, and shall not be construed as a warranty or guarantee of any kind. Please refer to our terms and conditions of sale for more information.

Condition

In like new condition. The present watch has not been worn and is complete with all accessories.

Our Perspective

An ode to the wonderful dials that we have seen in horology over the centuries, the Excellence Guilloché Main offers one of the most unique displays modern watchmaking has to offer.

Eric Ku

Co-founder

Lot # 1485

Louis Erard Excellence Guilloche Main

Sold

$2,050

Ended
06/16/22