INTRODUCING: Le Diptyque Louis Erard x Alain Silberstein

The collaboration between Louis Erard and Alain Silberstein shows no signs of stopping.

If there is one thing that we have learn about horological wins, it is that you will be guaranteed of many, many follow-ups. Take the collaboration between Louis Erard and Alain Silberstein. Seemingly unlikely bedfellows – Louis Erard a mid-luxury brand and Alain Silberstein an independent watchmaker known for wild, pop art designs – both have gotten together to march out their third exclusive edition watch collection since 2019, much to the delight of watch buffs.

La Semaine Louis Erard x Alain Silberstein BlancheLa Semaine Louis Erard x Alain Silberstein Blanche

The debut collaboration between the two yielded two award-winning limited edition regulator models and, last year, they followed up with the Triptych Collection, comprising day-date, regulator, and mono-pusher chronograph models. Louis Erard practically gave the architect-turned-watch designer carte blanche to create the timepieces and Silberstein duly obliged by lavishing the brand’s mid-luxury watches with his trademark colourful, whimsical and almost child-like designs.

Collectors can expect more of the same from this year’s Le Diptyque Louis Erard x Alain Silberstein collection. Comprising the Le Régulateur Louis Erard x Alain Silberstein Blanc (regulator model) and La Semaine Louis Erard x Alain Silberstein Blanche (day-date model), the watches are limited to 178 pieces, at S$5,770 each.

Essentially pristine versions of the Le Régulateur and La Semaine models from before, the new variants come with opaline dials with matching light grey nylon straps. Signature design features such as round cases framed by skeletonised vertical brancards, conical crowns, and Silberstein’s playful use of lines and shapes in yellow, blue and red for the hands and markers continue to enliven the watches.

Le Régulateur Louis Erard x Alain Silberstein BlancLe Régulateur Louis Erard x Alain Silberstein Blanc

The La Semaine perks us up with its quirky ‘day’ display that is depicted by different smiley faces to reflect the different moods from Monday to Sunday. The Le Regulateur model, on the other hand, takes the artistic expression up several notches, featuring a long blue arrow hand for the minutes, red triangle for the hours, and a yellow serpentine hand for the seconds. It is hard to decide which model to go for, as both are equally capricious. If you belong to this camp, Louis Erard has the perfect solution – get both. The watches are also sold in 28 special diptych box sets featuring two timepieces.

Le Diptyque Louis Erard x Alain Silberstein

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Alvin promises not to be a douche when talking about watches. He may have scoured the Basel and Geneva watch fairs for the past 15 years, and played an instrumental role to the growth of Singapore's pioneering horological and men's lifestyle publications, but the intrepid scribe seeks to learn something new with each story he writes.


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