A l’heure des diamants

GPHG – Diamond daydreams

March 6, 2018

To choose between this year’s six finalists, the jury members of the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève will have to evaluate the choice of stones, jewellery techniques and gem-setting expertise. In this category perhaps more than any other, the watches’ aesthetics are paramount, because these items of jewellery first and foremost: objects of beauty, rather […]

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March 6, 2018

When gentlemen discuss watches, the name Chaumet Angelababy isn’t one which comes up often. Not that the brand is unknown, actually far from this, but it is in general more associated with high end jewelry rather than watches. Yet watches, particularly for women, aren’t at all unknown territory for Chaumet. The brand also claims to […]

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Chaumet – Video. Révélations des César 2015

March 6, 2018

On January 12th, an evening gala was held in the honor of the 2015 “Révélations” in Chaumet private Salons, 12 Place Vendôme. Every young actress and actor met with their personal sponsor – an established French movie star, willing to support them on their way to success. They were warmly welcomed by Jean-Marc Mansvelt, CEO […]

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Chaumet – Hortensia Eden

March 6, 2018

Hortensia Eden complements the naturalistic collection with a line dedicated to vividly-hued natural stones. Ultra-feminine jewellery mini-watches offer a palette of dazzling colours with malachite, turquoise, lapis lazuli, mother-of-pearl and pink opal dials, to be paired with an array of lizard-skin or satin straps (powder pink, fuchsia, green, blue and orange) according to whimsy. All […]

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Chaumet – A creative garden in full bloom

March 6, 2018

Three segments, a guiding theme, models for men and women, a seamless price range: if there were such a thing as a model student among watchmakers and jewellers, Chaumet would definitely deserve this title. The venerable House now has a classic offering (Liens models), along with its more classic counterpart (Class One), topped by creative […]

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Chaumet – Here and beyond – An Imperial Virtual Journey

March 6, 2018

El Primero 4002’s only weak point that it includes just one 30-minute totalizer, or so the maximum interval it can measure is 29 minutes and 59 seconds.However, since now’s chronographs (especially on this category of watches) are here to serve aesthetic functions, this isn’t actually a problem.On the opposite, the absence of this 12-hour counter […]

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LVMH – First half 2015 watch and jewellery profits up 91%

March 6, 2018

Sales for the first half of 2015 at LVMH were up by a respectable 19% and net profit climbed by a more modest 5% – still welcome news in the current uncertain economic climate. But the contribution of the watches and jewellery division is startling. The sales figures were up to 1.552 billion euros (compared […]

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Secret watches, playful watches – Now you see me, now you don’t

March 6, 2018

A watch is all about being obvious. It tells time and in order to do so, it has to be as blatant as possible, unless… There has always been a playful side to watches. As an accessory, they are an opportunity to play with discovery, hidden faces and double entendre. Two types of watches are […]

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Chaumet – L’Amour à Paris

March 6, 2018

For Chaumet, director Matthew Brookes tells the story of a young newlywed couple happily walking through Paris. From the Tuileries gardens to the Alexandre III Bridge, taking a moment to view Monet’s Nymphéas in the Orangerie Museum, their stroll leads them Place Vendôme, to the Maison’s salons where the “Perles de Vénus” tiara honours their […]

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Chaumet – Joséphine collection

March 6, 2018

The historic jewelry and watchmaking maison, Chaumet, unveiled during Couture Week in Paris, 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. Marie-Josèphe-Rose, better known as “Joséphine,” the pet name given to her by Napoléon Bonaparte, […]

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