Louis Erard has teamed up with the Label Noir atelier to reimagine one of its staples, the Le Régulateur. The Label Noir atelier is renowned for its dark-themed approach to its pieces, with its signature look well and truly portrayed through and through on the new Le Régulateur.
The Louis Erard x Label Noir Le Régulateur is encased in 42mm of sandblasted stainless steel coated in black PVD, the first of many indications that this is indeed a piece outside of the ordinary. It has a beautifully slim bezel, giving the illusion of a dial that is larger in diameter than it truly is (I'll get to that in a second). The Louis Erard x Label Noir Le Régulateur also has an open sapphire caseback, but in keeping with the piece's darkened theme the sapphire actually has a very cool and funky green tint.
Moving on from the case is the next thing to catch my eye, the dial. It features a stain-finish with green and white highlights, along with the Louis Erard and Label Noir signature at 3 o'clock. I'm a big fan of a regulator dial (that is, one that separates the hour, minute and seconds indicators into separate registers), with the Louis Erard x Label Noir Le Régulateur's regulator-style dial really ticking all of the right and necessary boxes. It's a clean, legible and distinct dial that is as informative as it is enjoyable to look at.
Powering the Louis Erard x Label Noir Le Régulateur is the Sellita SW 266-1 calibre. This is the same movement that powers all of Louis Erard's Le Régulateur models and depicts the time in a vertical manner (as noted by the placement of the hour, minute and seconds registers). It's interesting to see this movement ticking away behind the green-tinted sapphire crystal, made even better by that custom Louis Erard rotor.
The Le Régulateur comes on a black nylon strap with green stitching and black leather lining, topped off with a sandblasted black PVD-coated pin buckle.
The Louis Erard x Label Noir Le Régulateur is priced at 3,500CHF and is available in a super limited run of only 178 pieces, with each piece being labelled 1 of 178.
You can find out more about the Louis Erard x Label Noir Le Régulateur by visiting https://www.louiserard.com/.