The horological studio Massena LAB is known for their collaborative prowess, cleverly integrating their unique design ideas and out-there concepts with other brands. We’ve seen Massena LAB link up with the likes of Habring, Uni-racer, Ming and more numerously Unimatic. Today, Massena LAB announces another collaboration under its name and this time it’s with the Jura, Switzerland based watch brand Louis Erard. The collaborative piece is dubbed the Le Régulateur Louis Erard x Massena LAB and blends the Louis Erard Le Régulateur with a familiar Massena LAB design.
The Le Régulateur Louis Erard x Massena LAB comes in two different dial versions; gold and rhodium. The gold dial variant uses a 2N gold frosted plating and takes after the previous “Old School” Massena LAB collaboration with independent watchmaker Luca Soprana. The rhodium dial variant uses, well you guessed it, a rhodium plating which adds an eye-catching sparkle to the dial (Rhodium plating is known for its luster in addition to hardening the coated metal). The Le Régulateur Louis Erard x Massen LAB also draws inspiration from marine chronometers dating back to the late 18th and early 19th centuries which explains the metallic-y aesthetic.