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Mar 25, 2020,07:23 AM

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Louis Erard x Alain Silberstein Regulator: An Owner’s Review

 By: jporos : March 22nd, 2020-18:59
I had been searching for the right Alain Silberstein vintage piece for a while. (Unfortunately, his company, La Fabriqué de Besançon S.A., which started around his kitchen table in 1986, ended in 2012). If you have hunted for Silberstein pieces, you under...  

Thanks John for this knowledgeable and beautifully written review of a great piece by "Architecte Horloger" A. Silberstein! ;-)

 By: FabR : March 22nd, 2020-19:46
I do actually share a fascination for AS's dials, including those more "over the top", and wouldn't mind to acquire one, one day (save your same reservations on serviceability, which I'm sure the more mainstream "co-authorship" will reasonably solve in th... 

Thanks FabR!

 By: jporos : March 22nd, 2020-20:26
The watchmaker I regularly use, Jacques, has become very picky about what he works on. I have a LIP that I love with an old Durowe caliber, but am wondering where in the world will I find someone to service it. Maybe I just need a new watchmaker... I do l... 

A playground indeed...

 By: jporos : March 23rd, 2020-07:24
and maybe a Ferris Wheel too. This watch evokes many happy places. Thanks Echi

Thanks for this very good review of a very interesting watch.

 By: amanico : March 23rd, 2020-01:00
This Louis Erard is a rat of youth, freshness, originality and somehow of madness, too. I see it as a witness or a reminder of something we should never forget: the child in us. That's for the youth, the freshness and the madness. And we don't see many re... 

Thank you, Nicolas

 By: jporos : March 23rd, 2020-07:29
I think the fact that Louis Erard makes their own regulator module is the difference. In the video on their website, you can see a watchmaker at Louis Erard lay a dial on top of a movement and see just how much bigger the dial is.

I will see that. [nt]

 By: amanico : March 23rd, 2020-10:47

Hope you get them soon, Horology75...

 By: jporos : March 23rd, 2020-07:30
Please post your thoughts when you get them.

excellent review. Like you I have been a Silberstein fan for quite some time but

 By: alex : March 23rd, 2020-03:42
never owned one of his original pieces. Pulled the trigger on the black dial version of this late last year and wear it with great pleasure.

Alex, please post your piece...

 By: jporos : March 23rd, 2020-07:32
I am curious to know how you feel about the black dial version.

Silberstein Pikto Smileday Titane

 By: cazalea : March 23rd, 2020-06:51
On Monday morning setting: Thanks for this review. I too had a Louis Erard on order, but a combination of circumstances made me step back and let it go to another enthusiast (such as having multiple Silberstein watches already). My biggest worry is not se...  

LOL! I would worry too...

 By: jporos : March 23rd, 2020-07:35
in particular because I would probbably need the socket wrench to wind the triangular crown. Thanks Cazalea, your posts and Foversta's posts were the ones that led me to Alain Silberstein.

It looks gentle enough in the photos

 By: cazalea : March 23rd, 2020-07:43
But the triangle isn’t much fun on old fingers This one is worse! ...  

Lovely write up. Thanks John.

 By: Bounce781 : March 25th, 2020-02:18
I’ve been thinking about this watch so this is helping (or hurting the wallet 😜) Keep well

Unfortunately, this edition is sold out...

 By: jporos : March 25th, 2020-07:08
but I read there may be a new collaboration in the future. I think it is very hard to keep Alain Silberstein down.

Very nice

 By: NautNut : March 25th, 2020-06:19
I am sorry I missed this one. By the time I knew about it, it was sold out Enjoy!

I read that Louis Erard and Silberstein...

 By: jporos : March 25th, 2020-07:06
are thinking about another collaboration. We will see...

Lovely review...

 By: nacelle : July 5th, 2020-16:16
I believe that these pieces can be ordered (as of this date anyway), a second run I assume...

Thanks Nacelle!

 By: jporos : July 5th, 2020-19:40
it does look like they are again selling these pieces from their web site. Are they sticking to the limited run of 178? I hope so...