Just in time for Halloween, Louis Erard is expanding its frightful Time Eater series with two more additions to its collaboration with Konstantin Chaykin. After the original Time Eater watches sold out and were nominated for the Petite Aiguille award at this year’s GPHG, Louis Erard and Chaykin are back with an even darker, scarier take on the model. With a black and red color scheme on both new models, the Louis Erard x Konstantin Chaykin Dusk to Dawn watches double down on the horror as fright night approaches.

Where the original Time Eater models struck a balance between fearful and playful, these new watches fully embrace the former. It starts with the case and the straps. Gone are the pops of fanciful green and purple, replaced by a blood-curdling red throughout both timepieces. Once again, the watch is offered in both 42mm and 39mm, but this time, the smaller version is made to be the more terrifying one, with a sand-blasted black PVD stainless steel case that seems to suck the light out of the room.

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The cases follow Louis Erard’s signature form, with rounded bezels and sides that curve under to help the watch wear easily on the wrist. The 42mm measures 49.6mm lug-to-lug and 12.25mm thick, while the 39mm measures 45.9mm and 12.82mm, respectively. The dramatically curved lugs further that ease, with black toad leather quick-release straps with a skin-crawling texture, red accent stitching, and red rabbit leather lining, 22mm on the larger case and 20mm on the smaller. With subtle pull-out crowns and double-domed sapphire crystals with anti-reflective coating, the watch offers 50m of water resistance—even the depths of the ocean can’t keep you safe from the watch’s hunting eye.

When you meet the dial of one of the Louis Erard x Konstantin Chaykin Dusk to Dawn watches, you will know true fear as you stare the one-eyed Likho in the face. Once a simple Slavic fairy tale, now brought to life. The undulating rays that emanate from the center—black on black on the 39mm, black on anthracite on the 42mm—will keep you transfixed as the wandering eye traces its route, indicating the slow trudge of the hours, its burst veins and all-seeing pupil bearing down on your soul. Look lower on the dial and you will see your end in the jagged black maw of the seconds wheel, its border a haunting red flange. And somewhere in between, creeping in plain sight, the taunting regulator hand, glossy red and gesturing at you grotesquely with its two ends, mocking your panicked fate. Your only solace is the seemingly harmless dots on the minute track. But are they keeping time, or counting yours down?

While you may seek escape by flipping the watch over to hide the malevolent eye of Likho, your relief will be short-lived as you encounter a red sapphire crystal on the 39mm model and a black sapphire on the 42mm, both twisting the appearance of the menacingly metronymic internals. As ever, Louis Erard has equipped these chilling regulators with the élaboré grade Swiss-made automatic Sellita SW226-1 movement with a custom rotor. Beating at 28,800 vph with 38 hours of power, the watch’s torment may seem endless as it tick-tick-ticks, on and on and on.

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With their bloodshot eyes and dark, hypnotic dials, these two new editions of the Time Eater push the series to new levels of nightmare-inducing horror. The fate of the wrists that wear these watches cannot be known, but we will know they knew what it was like to stand face-to-face with a monster. The Louis Erard x Konstantin Chaykin Dusk to Dawn watches (42mm stainless steel ref. 85237AA89 and 39mm black PVD ref. 85248NN88) are limited to 178 pieces each and priced at $5,000 USD, with a diptych set available for $9,900 USD and limited to 28 sets and a quadriptych set with all four models from the series priced at CHF $19,900 USD and limited to just 8 sets. For more information, please visit the brand’s website

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