The black dial is difficult to appreciate in images. It has various shades of black out of the stripes into the subdials. The polished steel sections on the dial including the hands are hour markers are eye-pleasing and calming. There are a variety of special, however simple shapes all over the watch that aid for it being easy to appreciate. The crown has a black cabochon it into match the dial, while the chronograph pushers are tapered to create the illusion that the situation itself tapers as well. Large lug screws feel instrumental and masculine. That is a men’s watch after all.In French fashion, this is a “new” watch. The Chaumet title is largely emphasized on the dial creating a lifestyle component to the timepiece. Big polished letters remind you that you are a Chaumet man. A “dandy” guy too? At least the Dandy name is not on the watch everywhere. At 40mm wide the circumstance is a solid medium dimensions, though it will wear “big” given the relatively thin bezel. Chaumet uses a Swiss ETA 2894-2 automatic motion. Though the 12 hour index for the chronograph has been eliminated to give it this bi-compax look. The dial has a good looking blue chronograph seconds hand which adds a nice splash of color. There are thin strips of SuperLumiNova around the face that are colored to shine blue in the dark. It’s possible to find the watch with a steel or leather bracelet. As one of many Chaumet Dandy watches this is a wonderful rendition for a guy who enjoys the style, but doesn’t wish to venture into the avant garde land that some Chaumet watches may go into.
Chaumet, unveils its newest collection of high jewelry and watches entitled “Joséphine,” dedicated to an emblematic figure that has been an icon of the maison since the early 19th century.
The 45-piece haute joaillerie collection features five timepieces presented under the themes of Aigrette Impériale, Rondes de Nuit and Éclat Floral.