The Louis Erard 1931 Collection continues to grow with this impressive new retrograde model.
Believe it or not, retrograde* watch functions are not new. Pioneer watchmaker Abraham-Louis Breguet used a retrograde mechanism as early as the eighteenth century. After falling out of favor for a while, these retrograde styles have returned to the spotlight and have become a favored feature on some of today’s most popular models.
The latest member of the Louis Erard 1931 Collection, the exciting new Louis Erard 87221AA01.BDCL52 Men’s 1931 watch, is one of the most interesting retrograde designs available today. In the Louis Erard tradition of combining authentic period styling with modern mechanical movements, the small Swiss company has created a masterpiece.
In a concession to modern tastes and preferences, the oversize 44 mm watch is larger on the wrist than its 1931 counterparts, while still retaining authentic period styling. The beautiful waffle patterned guilloché dial showcases a symphony of well choreographed movement when a conventional three-hand configuration combines with a retrograde date display, a rotating disk that displays the day of the week, and a retrograde power reserve indicator. To complete the sophisticated look, the watch has been fitted with a handsome 22 mm calfskin strap fastened by a push-button deployment clasp.
Powering this mechanical complexity is a precision Swiss made ETA 2892-9094 movement with an integrated Soprod complication that controls the retrograde functions. The stainless steel case is water resistant to 165 feet and includes an exhibition back that allows you to view the intricate mechanical movement within. An anti-reflective, scratch resistant sapphire crystal protects the complex dial and the entire watch is covered by a 2-year manufacturer’s warranty.
Louis Erard Men’s 87221AA01.BDCL52 1931 Automatic Silver Dial Power Reserve Date Watch
- Swiss made timepiece
- Swiss ETA 2892/ 9094 Soprod automatic movement
- Stainless steel case, diameter 44 mm, thickness 11.5 mm
- Silver dial with retrograde day and date sub-dials, power reserve
- Stationary stainless steel bezel
- Anti-reflective sapphire crystal; exhibition window
- Genuine brown calfskin strap, width 22 mm, push-button deployment clasp
- Water resistant to 165 feet
- 2-year manufacturer’s warranty
Louis Erard has had an obsession with quality and affordability ever since it introduced its first watch in 1931. 83 years later, the Louis Erard brand is still praised and prized by watch aficionados around the world. The new Louis Erard 87221AA01.BDCL52 1931 Men’s watch is destined to become one of the most popular pieces in the growing Louis Erard watch inventory. To put on one of these innovative retrograde timepieces on your own wrist, contact an authorized Louis Erard dealer immediately before supplies are gone.
*A retrograde watch function displays time, date or other information in a linear rather than a circular fashion. The hand travels along an arc instead of a circle. Then, when it gets to the end, it jumps back to the beginning and starts all over again.
Gevril Group US Agent for Louis Erard Watches
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