Excellence Guilloché Main II
Louis Erard continues to reinvent traditional métiers d’art with this second hand guilloché dial. Guilloché is no longer a question of decoration; it’s a subject in and of itself: a large diamond, an ace of diamonds, with a kinetic feel.
It’s no longer a question of revisiting an old aesthetic, but of putting the technique at the service of a contemporary composition.
The guilloché required all the dexterity of the guillocheuse: the artisan produces the 99 dials piece by piece, each one taking several hours of work on the manual guilloché rose engine lathe. Not to mention the engineers, who had to invent and manufacture new cams to achieve this unprecedented result.
Around 38 hours
Domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment on both sides and Louis Erard logo transferred in black under the glass
5 bars (50 m/165 ft)
Matt black varnish, interlocking square pattern made by hand guilloché in the traditional way by Fehr & Cie SA, rhodium-plated, hour circle+“Swiss Guilloché Main” transferred in powdered silver
Signature fir tree hands in blued steel
Black grained calf leather with tone-on-tone stitching, blue grained calf leather lining, functional catch spring bars enabling the strap to be changed quickly
22/20 mm, 80/115 mm
Why we love it
The guilloché required all the dexterity of the guillocheuse: the artisan produces the 99 dials piece by piece, each one taking several hours of work on the manual guilloché rose engine lathe