Once again, Louis Erard is putting its iconic regulator to the test of free collaboration with an independent creator, seconde/seconde/. And this time, a taboo has been lifted in the world of fine watchmaking: the internet takes its place at the heart of the mechanism, with the dreaded “404 Error” reinterpreted as a minute hand.
And Louis Erard has the courage to say so: human beings wouldn’t be complete without a good dose of humour and self-mockery. From Louis Erard to Louis Error. 404 Error: just like faulty addressing in computing, there’s an error in the fitting — this hour does not exist. 404 Error: except that this hand returns to cross the dial with a blue line each time the minute strikes quarter to the hour.