Louis Erard Goes Dark With Its Latest Régulateur


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/.