Chaumet, the Paris-based jeweller, will be present at the Art de vivre à la Française exhibition in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for the very first time from April 1 to 3, 2013. The event is all set to take place at the Al Faisaliah Hotel and will be organised by UBIFRANCE.
For more than two centuries Chaumet’s expertise in fine jewellery has been handed down from one master jeweller to another. Ever since its creation in 1780, Chaumet’s history has been intimately linked with the history of France. Marie-Étienne Nitot, the founder of the House of Chaumet, after collaborating with the jeweller to Queen Marie-Antoinette, established his own blue-blooded clientele and became the official jeweller to Emperor Napoleon. Emperess Joséphine bestowed upon him many jewellery orders and he soon became the favoured jeweller among royalty and was known as the master of the Empire style and his fondness for sentimentalism in his creations was well-known.
Sentimental jewellery is again the unifying theme of the new collections. The jewellery and watch creations reflect exceptional insight and knowledge and reveal messages of love. Chaumet is all set to showcase its most exclusive pieces for the upcoming exhibition, including collections such as the Bee My Love watches and jewellery, the historical Josephine jewellery collection and watches from the Dandy line.
Bee My Love is both symbolic and poetic with a bee resting on its honeycomb as a symbol of growing love. In tribute to this winged muse, Chaumet has now redesigned the honeycomb, the perfect hexagonal shape that structures the hive, with luxury jewellery designs, on which the bee comes to rest. Watches, tiaras, necklaces, straps, earrings, rings and brooches are available in this collection.
The Josephine collection, a tribute to Chaumet’s first ever muse – Empress Joséphine, revisits the tiara and reinvents it as a ring. The tiara rings, which are made from white, pink or yellow gold set with diamonds or gemstones, are designed for the modern, free-thinking and daring women.
The Dandy watch reconciles traditional watchmaking expertise with a bold fashion statement. The oval-shaped dial houses a complex mechanism, developed by Chaumet in collaboration with leading Swiss engineers. It has many features, depending on the version, like a stop-watch, second GMT time zone, power reserve and a metronomic off-centre second hand to name just a few.