Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Louis Erard 1931 Small Second Vintage Limited Edition

Just months after revisiting the original a first time, the 1931 Small Second model from Louis Erard returns with yet another interpretation in a limited edition. The 1931 spirit remains intact; the innovation lies with the dial and the presentation box, though without straying from the original design. This time the dial is black, at the opposite end of the spectrum to the silver colour of the previous version.
Twelve rounded Arabic numerals set the tempo for silvered hands, driven by an automatic calibre whose oscillating weight comes decorated for the occasion.
Then as now, sobriety is the key. And one frivolous touch in the small seconds dial offset at 9 o’clock. Despite its vintage lineage, the Small Second is very much part of the moment.
Only 500 will be made, each individually numbered: a watch for the few. Both are delivered in a unique presentation box with, for the black dial version a very special writing instrument - a Montegrappa pen - while the silver dial comes in a box that also contains red wax, a seal and vintage paper.
Technical details
1931 Small Second Vintage
Mechanical automatic movement, Sellita SW-290 calibre with decorated oscillating weight
40mm stainless steel case, numbered on the back
Water-resistant to 5 ATM
Black or silver-toned dial
Black calfskin strap with pin buckle
Presented in an exclusive presentation box with a Montegrappa pen for the black version, and with paper, a seal and wax for the silver-toned version
Limited edition of 500

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