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Auction Ended
08/11/22
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Lot #1589

Louis Erard x Alain Silberstein 75357TT02

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Introduction

Founded in 1929, Louis Erard is a watchmaker that is filled with heritage and history. Acquired in the 1990s before it was relaunched during the independent watchmaking boom of the early 2000s, in 2003, the brand has established a strong design language that doesn't break the bank. Since then, Louis Erard has built a passionate customer base that continues to grow thanks to the popularity and success of their collaborative projects and impressive individual exploits. One of their most successful collaborations is with famed French designer and watchmaking industry veteran Alain Silberstein. Released in 2021 as Louis Erard's second collaboration with Alain Silberstein, the Le Triptyque Louis Erard x Alain Silberstein was a collection of three different timepieces that each featured a unique set of functions and layout while also being limited to just 178 pieces each. Offered here, we have the Day-Date variant, or the La Semaine as it is known, that follows on from the pair's original 2019 collaboration. Featuring a 40mm case, the La Semaine is an exceedingly unique timepiece with vertical sidebars or 'brancards' that are not a common sight in watchmaking. Made from micro-blasted grade 2 titanium, its lugs, case, and bezel all sport a matte finish, while its grade 5 titanium vertical sidebars feature a polished finish. Sporting an incredibly unique dial, the La Semaine’s black dial features Alain's visual style in abundance. With multi-colored whimsical-shaped hands made from various shapes, the La Semaine blends yellow with red and blue to create a visual delight and allow each constituent of its display to remain clear, and legible. Building on this whimsical take of timekeeping, the La Semaine also features a Day and Date display. While its date display is a rather classical numerical representation of the date in an aperture at 6 o’clock, the day display is rather Silberstein-esque. Instead of merely stating the day, the La Semaine features seven different colored faces that feature various emotions as the days progress and the weekend beckons closer.

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Grade

M 10

Status

Vetted & Approved

Included

Box and Papers

Est. value range

$3,000 – $5,000

The Details

Brand

Louis Erard x Alain Silberstein

Dimensions

40mm

Model

La Semaine

Movement

Automatic ETA cal. 2836-2

Reference

75357TT02.BTT88

Bracelet

Black nylon and microblasted grade 2 titanium

Year

2021

Condition

New

Material

Microblasted grade 2 titanium & polished grade 5 titanium

Included

Watch, box and papers

Dial Color

Matte black

THE DIAL

Unmistakably Silberstein-esque, the La Semaine's colorful dial furniture and unique day display mean there is certainly no doubt about who designed this terrific timepiece.

THE CONSTRUCTION

A tonneau-shaped construction of sorts, the La Semaine's brancards accentuate its polished circular case, thus allowing it to take center-stage alongside its colorful dial. Furthermore, its rotatable strap attachment allows it to wear snug as its strap drapes down across the wearer's wrist.

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

Watch is in new unworn condition.

Our Perspective

A fantastically unique timepiece, as we would expect from Alain Silberstein, the La Semaine marries Louis Erard's eye for detail and rich heritage with Alain's aesthetic and whacky take on horological design in a manner that is abundantly appealing.

Justin Gruenberg

Co-founder

Lot # 1589

Louis Erard x Alain Silberstein 75357TT02

Sold

$5,170

Ended
08/11/22