Louis Erard


Video review of my Louis Erard 1931 manual winder in 18K Rose Gold. My first solid rose gold watch, and its one of my favourite dress watches. In a 40.5mm solid rose gold case, fitted with a Peseux 7001, and decorated by Louis Erard, the watch presents a great value for someone looking for a solid gold watch on a budget (That would be me!). Buckle is a matching 18K RG and the dial is a nice matte black. Hope you enjoy the video review:

My first Solid Rose Gold watch, a 18K Rose Gold Louis Erard 1931 manual winding watch. I really like this one, and its about 40mm in diameter, with a Peseaux/ETA 7001 movement, a manual winding workhorse like the Unitas 6497, albeit quite a bit smaller. This movement is used by many brands out there and some that modify movements such as Nomos, Blancpain and Chronoswiss.

Louis Erard is a more affordable brand out there, that still makes some beautiful watches more in the dressy/classy line-up. The 1931 series is a very sensibly sized line with refined dials and solid build quality, especially the precious metal versions.

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The 18k Rose Gold case is beautifully crafted, but simple. The lettering on the back is laser etched presumably to save money, and has a sapphire crystal display back. The gold markings are stamped, not etched.

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The dial is an interesting matte/bead blasted black, with Rose Gold indices. The subdial uses a large chapter ring in order to give the dial balance due to the small size of the movement. The 12 o’clock index is the only one in arabics.

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As you can see, the small seconds subdial is sunken with light guioche pattern. I put the watch on an aftermarket Gucci strap made by Camille Fournet in France. It is one of the many that are available on Ebay at discount prices. I feel the Gucci straps are the best bang for buck straps available if you have the right size with Crocodile and Ostrich straps made by Camille Fournet in France for around $30 a peice.

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There is the Peseaux movement with geneva striping. It is niceley finished, and shows well. The movement is signed as well, and as you can see, is quite small compared with the size of the watch.

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The requisite wrist shot. The 40mm size actually measures closer to 41mm, and works great for my wrist size (6 3/4″). I love this watch for wearing with suits or any other dress-up occasion. The standard Louis Erard watches are very nice looking watches for the money, and these Gold models can be found for a song on the secondary Market, making them a great choice for an affordable modern gold watch.

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