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Auction Ended
09/20/22
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Lot #1650

Louis Erard x Massena LAB Le Regulateur Silver Dial

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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 has become 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 2022 release, the Massena LAB Le Regulateur. Launched in collaboration with Massena LAB, a collaborative creative studio founded in 2018 by watch industry veteran William Massena, the Le Regulateur takes its inspiration from 19th-century marine chronometers with its ornate metallic dial boasting an compartmentalized display and a deep grainy texture alongside blued steel hands and satin finished chapter rings. Silver in color and raised against their grainy grey backdrop, the Le Regulateur’s symmetrical subdials create a 3-dimensional experience as they take turns reflecting light as per their individual nuances. Co-branded in a rather appealing manner, the Le Regulateur features both watchmakers' raised branding at 3 and 9 o’clock as the voids left by the regulateur display are filled. Powered by the Sellita cal. SW266-1, the Le Regulateur boasts a semi-skeletonized Louis Erard branded winding rotor that can be viewed through its sapphire crystal caseback.

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Grade

M 10

Status

Vetted & Approved

Included

Box and Papers

Est. value range

$4,000 – $6,000

The Details

Brand

Louis Erard x Massena LAB

Dimensions

42mm

Model

Le Régulateur

Movement

Automatic Sellita cal. W266-1

Reference

85237AA75.BVA103

Bracelet

Leather strap

Year

2022

Condition

New

Material

Stainless steel

Included

Watch, box and papers

Dial Color

Silver

THE DIAL

Featuring a myriad of finishing techniques, the Le Regulateur's dial's grainy texture and silver subdials contrast each other beautifully. Compounding upon their aesthetic differences is the subtle detail of their height, with the two subdials and peripheral chapter ring standing tall atop their grey backdrop.

THE CONSTRUCTION

Inspired by large 19th-century marine chronometers, the Le Regulateur measures a robust 42mm in diameter, and so retains a contemporary feeling on the wrist as its stainless steel case fits in perfectly with modern sizing standards.

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 and unworn condition.

Our Perspective

A wonderfully executed demonstration of two watchmakers' talents, the Le Regulateur is a modern interpretation of 19th-century watchmaking and its beautiful design ethos.

Justin Gruenberg

Co-founder