LE REGULATEUR Louis Erard X Massena Lab Rhodium
The Régulateur Louis Erard x Massena LAB was designed to put on a show. Louis Erard provided the setting, set the stage and directed the theatre of operations, always with the same goal: to offer fine watchmaking quality at an affordable price.
Massena LAB wrote the dialogue between a contemporary watch and a 19th-century marine chronometer with its own guiding principle, as William Massena explains: “A successful collaboration is one that makes sense”. Louis Erard allowed me to mix codes, to cite the classicism of a master watchmaker like Antide Janvier, and to democratize a style that’s usually reserved for wealthy collectors”.
The Régulateur Louis Erard x Massena LAB dial is made up of two levels. The two flanges on the hour and seconds counters (at 12 and 6 o'clock) are rhodium-plated with circular satin finish, with centres in silver-plated opaline. The large central minute hand points towards the outer rhodium-plated flange with circular satin finish. The lower plate is rhodium - or gold-plated, with a grained finish to further increase the contrast with the counters and enhance the readability of the blued steel leaf hands. The polished steel case is fitted with a signature Massena LAB crown.
Limited edition of 178 pieces a symbolic number meaning “Together we are Stronger"
Model: LE REGULATEUR LOUIS ERARD X MASSENA LAB GOLD
Functions: Hours, Minutes, Seconds
Material: Polished stainless steel,
Caseback: Sapphire Crystal with Anti-Reflective Treatment
Glass: Domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment on both sides
Dial: Rhodium grained finish lower plate with opaline centre counters (matt silver)
Caliber: Automatic regulator, Sellita SW266-1
Power Reserve: 38 Hours
Water Resistance: 10 ATM
Bracelet/Strap: Black grained calf leather with tone-on-tone stitching, blue grained calf leather lining, polished stainless steel pin buckle, functional catch spring bars enabling the strap to be changed quickly.
WHY WE LOVE IT
Another winning collaboration for Louis Erard this time with Massena LAB. The result is a stylish Regulator packed with details normally only found on much higher value timepieces.