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Lot #1755

Louis Erard x Alain Silberstein La Semaine Blanche 75357TT01

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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 2022 as Louis Erard's third 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 Blanche as it is known, that follows on from the pair's original 2019 collaboration. Featuring a 40mm case, the La Semaine Blanche 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 Blanche’s opaline silver dial features Alain's visual style in abundance. With multi-colored whimsical-shaped hands made from various shapes, the La Semaine Blanche 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 on timekeeping, the La Semaine Blanche 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 Blanche features seven different colored faces that feature various emotions as the days progress and the weekend beckons closer.

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Grade

M 9.5

Status

Vetted & Approved

Included

Box and Papers

Est. value range

$3,000 – $5,000

The Details

Brand

Louis Erard

Dimensions

40mm

Model

La Semaine Blanche

Movement

Automatic Sellita cal. SW220-1

Reference

75357TT01

Bracelet

Grey nylon

Year

2022

Condition

Like-New

Material

Microblasted grade 2 titanium & polished grade 5 titanium

Included

Watch, box and papers

Dial Color

Opaline matte silver

THE DIAL

Unmistakably Silberstein-esque, the La Semaine Blanche'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 Blanche'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 like new condition, showing no signs of wear.

Our Perspective

A fantastically unique timepiece, as we would expect from Alain Silberstein, the La Semaine Blanche 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