The recently released Louis Erard La Sportive watches abide by the sports spirit, bringing a sense of precision, reliability, readability, technical achievement, elegance and exclusiveness into a single time-teller.
The watches, each limited to a release of 250 examples, replenished the standard of the watchmaking craft since its original standard was established by Louis Erard starting in 1929, which reflected high quality and competitive prices.
The time tool’s case is made out of grade 5 titanium or bronze, which highlights a distinctiveness in each of the four editions.
Predilection: Preference in something.
Much of the fields demanding the most application such as aeronautics, medicine, and sports, often prefer grade 5 titanium.
With its ratio of 30% harder, 60% lighter than steel, the timepieces are light, but solid, durable, and comfortable. Anallergic and anti-magnetic, battling against shocks, chemicals, and corrosion. Its aesthetic qualities stem from a balance between satin-finished and polished surfaces.
Its material does its physique justice,
a green or brown film on the surface of bronze or similar metals, produced by oxidation over a long period:
Bronze offers a patina physique, a greenish brown color, imprinting the surface of each one with the memories of irreplaceable moments in life.
Bronze also offers flawless resistance to wear, but it has the particularity of oxidizing and taking on a patina that brings a unique character to each watch, imprinting the surface of each one with the memories of irreplaceable moments in life.
The watch cases are topped with an extra-domed sapphire glass coated with an anti-reflective treatment, emphasizing the neo-vintage character of the smoked dials available in four shades: earth, fir trees, sky and mist, four hues that evoke the Jura, the birthplace of Louis Erard. The brown and green versions are nestled in bronze cases. The blue and black versions are coordinated with grade 5 titanium.
All the timepieces are equipped with an insert bezel featuring a tachymeter crafted in fade-resistant, scratch-resistant black ceramic to match the black minute, hours and small seconds counters. Technically speaking, each one is driven by a Valjoux 7750 calibre, the most tried-and-true movement of all traditional Swiss chronograph watches. The back of the watch is transparent, revealing the inner movement and oscillating weight, which have been redesigned and openworked in a resolutely sporty spirit. The space between the lugs has been slightly enlarged, reinforcing the contemporary character of these watches. The straps are crafted in vintage calfskin and topped with a new clasp, an innovative titanium folding buckle that does not require the leather to be punctured.
A unique concentration of technical and aesthetic advantages for prices that are just as competitive: CHF 2,950 for the bronze version and CHF 3,250 for the grade 5 titanium version.