Chaumet’s most renowned jewellery creations are gathered in Beijing’s Forbidden City for an exhibition at the Palace Museum, where they will be on show alongside the precious treasures of imperial China.
Tuesday to Sunday, from 8.30am to 5pm.
Wu men Room, Meridian Gate of the Forbidden City
No. 4 Jingshanqian Street, Dongcheng District
I’m a sucker for luxury fashion dive watches from brands like Chanel, Louis Vuitton, and Chaumet. Some of these are rather uncommon, but they are usually all well-done for what they are. A luxury fashion dive watch is more or less a designer style diver from one of the big fashion brands. I’m not certain who made this notion appealing the modern feel, but credit may go to Chanel for basically carrying the theme of the Rolex Submariner and making an all ceramic watch which looks sporty and sexy at precisely the same time.Chaumet‘s offering in this arena is the Class One range. In comparison to some of the additional high-end style houses the Chaumet Class One includes a wide assortment of options and styles. Along with three-hand, GMT, along with chronograph models, the Class One has been offered in a big range of looks and dimensions (for guys and women). For me the best version is the Class One XXL that’s 45mm wide and sold in titanium and steel, titanium, or in rose gold. This dimension has got the GMT and Chronograph version, and I think they are fun looking, sporty divers that will appeal to those who want something a bit different – at least in the usa. Chaumet is a brand not sold in the US – so as much as I know having a Chaumet could be a lot more prevalent in different areas of the world such as France or Japan. I think the first time I saw Chaumet watches person was in London in their store in a store in Harrods.Being able to get one of those overseas and wear them in the US has its advantages. Especially when folks ask you about the watch and you remark on how “oh, these aren’t available in the States.” The dial is very simple to read, especially with the thick lume-coated hands. The friendly looking bubbly “12” is a nice touch.