Louis Erard Teams Up with Alain Silberstein for a Bold Regulateur Watch

By rolex
April 25, 2021
5 min read

Alain Silberstein is among those names that a couple of will know yet who has made an extraordinary style that is promptly unmistakable. Driven by a thorough strategy, roused by the Bauhaus school, playing with essential tones and mathematical shapes, Silberstein’s work is irregular, dazzling, sectioning and strong. Today, Louis Erard is introducing a reevaluation of the brand’s controller watch, moving from a work of art, ageless plan to Silberstein’s universe. 

This new Louis Erard x Alain Silberstein Excellence Regulateur is a twofold first. In its 90 years of existence, Louis Erard has never given unconditional authority to an architect, while Alain Silberstein had never planned a controller watch. Another significant detail to note is that this watch denotes the arrival of Silberstein to its unique value range. Harking back to the 1980s/1990s, his watches were generally achievable. His new joint effort projects (his own image, lamentably, didn’t endure), like this MB&F , were playing in an alternate league.

Silberstein’s universe

Alain Silberstein was brought into the world in 1950. He has had a fairly abnormal profession, starting as an inside modeler and creator in Paris prior to becoming a watchmaker in Besançon, France, toward the finish of the 1980s, when he set up his own company.

Silberstein’s work depends on numerous impacts, from the Bauhaus school to significant craftsmen like Gropius, Itten, Moholy-Nagy, Kandinsky, Klee and the sky is the limit from there, just as patterns taken from visual depiction and design. This outcomes in an extraordinary style dependent on a thorough math of the shapes and the utilization of essential tones as it were. Alain Silberstein’s has a creative and energetic way to deal with watchmaking, an intentionally strong style that got notable and effectively recognizable.

For 25 years, Silberstein has been fabricating around 1,000 watches per year, all made in restricted arrangement. Since the conclusion of his company in 2012, he has turned his ability to work with other watchmaking brands like MB&F, Romain Jerome and now Louis Erard.

Louis Erard x Alain Silberstein Regulateur

The base for this new coordinated effort watch is a moderately calm watch named the Excellence Regulateur, a moderate watch with unadulterated plan and a controller show. Yet, when Silberstein puts his novel touch to this watch, it becomes something totally different.

The Louis Erard x Alain Silberstein Excellence Regulateur is really a sub-assortment of two watches, definitely restricted regarding colors: one silver dial with steel case, one dark dial with PVD case. Be that as it may, both offer mathematical shapes and strong tones. The two watches share a similarly controlled and moderate case, estimating 40mm and smooth enough to leave the stage to the dial.

The plan of Excellence Regulateur by Alain Silberstein begins from the development, an exclusive interpretation of the Peseux 7001 with a controller module. The controller is a tribute to the historical backdrop of watchmaking, alluding to dominate checks found in workshops, utilized as a source of perspective to change watches. The guideline of the controller is to isolate the signs of the hours, minutes and seconds.

Silberstein’s configuration begins from this presentation, as his “work is guided by perusing the time and my motivation consistently comes from the movement“. Shockingly, he has never dealt with such a complication. His plan begins with the focal moment hand, decreased to the most fundamental type of a pointer: a bolt – enormous on both, yellow on the dark form, dark blue on the white adaptation. This moment hand focuses to basic lines like those on the train station tickers – which were his motivation. The remainder of the dial is planned with Silberstein’s exemplary mathematical straightforwardness, with square shapes, triangles and circles.

This controller shows the minutes midway, the hours in a sub-dial at 12 o’clock and the seconds is sub-dial at 6 o’clock. The hour hand is a huge red triangle, while the seconds are demonstrated by a serpentine hand. There once more, the shapes and tones are consistent with Alain’s work, the last being decreased to the essential range of blue, red and yellow. A force hold marker is situated at 9 o’clock.

The result is a watch that, other than the moderation and obvious straightforwardness of the plan, is complex, lively, enthusiastic and novel. Some will absolutely loathe this plan yet Silberstein’s work has consistently been this way.

The Louis Erard x Alain Silberstein Excellence Regulateur is fueled by a development dependent on the ETA Peseux 7001 (top evaluation) design, with a restrictive module on top. The hand-wound development, which is improved with blued screws and Geneva stripes, is noticeable under a sapphire caseback with moved engravings. The watches are worn on calfskin lash with triple stitchings in blue or red.

The Louis Erard x Alain Silberstein Excellence Regulateur will be accessible in two restricted versions of 178 pieces each, valued at CHF 2,800 (steel) or CHF 2,900 (PVD). More subtleties at montres-louiserard.ch .