Louis Erard Mens 78 420 AN 50 BMC Limited Edition Sports Chronograph

by Boris Pjanic  

Louis Erard Limited Edition Sports Chronograph

Louis Erard WatchesThe moment I saw the BMC Limited Edision Chronograph on the Louis Erard website under nouveautes, I realized it was a very unique chronograph that I wanted to learn more about.

Indeed, the BMC Limited Edition Chronograph is unique. Looking closely at the tachymeter scale, you read “10 km/h,” an indication that isn’t fast enough to make sense for car racing or for other higher speed measurement. Why would Louis Erard create a timepiece with such a tachymeter scale?

Louis Erard Mens 78 420 AN 50  BMC Limited Edition Chronograph


The 42 mm BMC Chronograph is a timepiece that’s inspired by bicycling. Named after BMC, a well-known Swiss cycling company that makes high-end bicycles, this magnificent watch is limited to only 200 numbered pieces.

While the tachymeter scale my not be all that useful, the design of the BMC Chronograph with red accents on the black watch dial is very appealing. The watch and the day and date indications are easy to read. Additionally, the Swiss-made Valjoux 7750 is a solid and reliable automatic chronograph movement, which provides 46 hours of power reserve.

The BMC Limited Edition Chronograph offers tremendous value in its price range considering its Swiss workmanship and pedigree.

Last but not least, the inner bezel of this watch can also be used as a simple timer, as it can be rotated with an extra crown at 10 o’clock. While this crown may be positioned in an awkward place for a right handed person, I haven’t seen any better solutions for turning the bezel. Bicyclist or not, you can strap a BMC Limited Edition Chronograph on your wrist by contacting an authorized Louis Erard dealer.

Louis Erard Watches Distributed Exclusively by Gevril Group in the US

Gevril GroupGevril Group is the sole US agent for Louis Erard Watches. Contact Gevril Group by email or call 845-425-9882.

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One Response to Louis Erard Mens 78 420 AN 50 BMC Limited Edition Sports Chronograph

  1. Nicolas says:

    Very interesting watch with great details such as 10 km / h and a combination of red and black colors.

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