by Boris Pjanic
I remember Louis Erard as one of the classic mechanical Swiss watch manufacturers. Many years ago, I set my eye on a particular Louis Erard timepiece, and although I never acquired it, I have this watch on my mind should I come across it again.
The new Louis Erard Héritage Chronograph combines classic and elegant watch design with fine mechanical refinement. The beautiful movement can be viewed through the see-through caseback. Inside of this Chronograph is a highly reliable Valjoux 7750 Swiss automatic movement ticking away, which is considered to be the workhorse of Swiss watchmaking, especially for chronographs.
This timepiece possesses a 40mm case without the crown. The dial shows the day and date, which I find a very useful function. In addition, there are three gauges. The gauge at 12 o’clock shows the passing minutes of the chronograph while the gauge at 6 o’clock shows the passing hours of the chronograph. The lug width is 21 mm, a bit larger than usual as most 40mm timepieces have a lug width of 20 mm. The case thickness of this chronograph is 13.5 mm.
The orange skeleton hands and numbered indices give the watch a flair of Hermes, an indescribable elegance similar to the orange color which Hermes uses on its boxes and bags. This orange accent represents an elegant contrast to the grey dial and increases legibility.
Louis Erard Mens 78269AA03.BDC36 Héritage Orange Accents Gray Dial Chronograph Watch
List Price: $2,475
- Valjoux 7750 Swiss automatic movement with chronograph function, day and date
- Stainless steel case with exhibition caseback, diameter 40.5 mm, thickness 13.5 mm
- Stationary stainless steel bezel
- Gray dial with rose gold tone Arabic numerals and second sub-dial
- Anti-reflective sapphire crystal
- Gray leather band with deployment buckle, width 20 mm
- Water resistant up to 165 feet
- 2-Year warranty
Gevril Group US Agent for Louis Erard Watches
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