A daring geometry defines the watches created in a collaboration between US-based Stephen Silver Fantastic Jewellery, Swiss watchmaker Louis Erard and French watch designer Alain Silberstein.
Alain Silberstein’s love of major colors meets playful particulars – such because the smileys somewhat than the normal date within the date window – in new watch units, which embrace 72 Louis Erard x Alain Silberstein for Stephen Silver La Semaine watches. Particular field units additionally include each Louis Erard x Alain Silberstein for Stephen Silver Le Régulateur and La Semaine watches.
‘This piece is a superb illustration of the sensibilities of Alain Silberstein, the famend French watch designer,’ says Jared Silver, president of Stephen Silver Fantastic Jewellery. ‘It’s daring, playful, and eccentric. We wished to collaborate with him as a result of he shares a lot in widespread with the attitudes of our collectors right here in Silicon Valley, who take pleasure in their watches with a way of enjoyable. Because the watch’s USA version, we wished to herald the quintessential Americana colors.’
Louis Erard x Alain Silberstein for Stephen Silver Le Régulateur (Picture credit score: Stephen Silver Fantastic Jewelry x Louis Erard)
Silver was eager to maintain a way of enjoyable within the partnership. ‘This watch is, above all the pieces else, a really playful piece. I selected to make use of the “Semaine” base design, which presents a special smiley or frowny face in lieu of the normal day of the week perform, as a result of it’s the one ‘complication’ I’ve come throughout on a watch that actually makes each individual that sees it smile! I refined the colors based mostly on what our collectors actually like, and I hope it captures just a little little bit of the informal creativity that’s such part of the material of Silicon Valley.’
‘Every part begins with the case,’ provides Manuel Emch, delegate board member of Louis Erard. ‘It consists of a body with vertical sidebars referred to as “brancards”, flanked by a conical crown. That is structure in pure type, every ingredient completely held, leading to geometric simplicity and results created by contrasts, shapes, supplies (grade 2 and grade 5 titanium) and finishes (microblasted and polished). The case is additional complemented by a nylon strap with a flap, guaranteeing uncompromising consolation. Towards this canvas, the designer presents his workouts in type: two actions, two features, two tales.’
Louis Erard x Alain Silberstein for Stephen Silver La Semaine (Picture credit score: Stephen Silver Fantastic Jewelry x Louis Erard)
The watch stays trustworthy to the design aesthetic of every model. Says Silver: ‘Any time you see the daring major colors and idiosyncratic hand shapes, the watch is undoubtedly a product of Alain Silberstein. His look is irrepressible. The case form and detailing come from Louis Erard, as does the regulator dial (out there within the field set). It is a very conventional Swiss design, however Louis Erard has finished a lot work with it just lately, they’ve made a connection. The weather of the iridescent blue minute observe on each watches, and the engraved silver sub-dial on Le Regulator, act as an homage to our sapphire and diamond gemstone manufacturing that we’re identified for at Stephen Silver Fantastic Jewellery.’
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