by Boris Pjanic
Louis Erard recently introduced at Baselworld 2012 a new regulator with power reserve as part of their Excellence Collection. You may wonder while looking at the picture below how you read the time? Well, there is an offset hour counter at twelve o’clock, a central minutes hand, and a seconds hand at 6 o’clock while the power reserve is indicated at 9 o’clock.
This timepiece comes either in steel or rose gold. I am not aware of a limited edition. It uses an in-house regulator power reserve complication. That Louis Erard is starting to create their own modules may be the beginning of something wonderful, perhaps the way to bring back history to this wonderful brand as a true watch “manufacture.”
The sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment on both sides guarantees excellent legibility. The caseback is decorated, and I would have loved to see the caseback through a sapphire crystal to admire the beautifully finished hand-wound movement. Nevertheless, this watch with its flat case sits comfortably on your wrist while providing adequate weight to make you feel that you are wearing a mechanical timepiece of Swiss manufacture.
On a hand-wound watch, I really find the power reserve complication very useful. You know when the time comes to wind your watch and will not miss it.
All this is offered at a truly affordable price point at your authorized Louis Erard dealer.
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