A new collection of Liens watches from the House of Chaumet are the epitome of chic
Chaumet has long known how to capture the
essence of Parisian elegance in a jewel or, as is the case with the
new Liens de Chaumet timepieces, in the contours of a
The House of Chaumet is a brand whose heritage is always on
show. Liens de Chaumet is one of the maison's most recognisable
motifs, an intertwined 'X' that has, since Chaumet was founded in
1780, appeared on tiaras, brooches, necklaces and even, this year,
an entire haute joaillerie collection. In the tradition of lovers'
knots from the 17th century, this enduringly simple
motif is imbued with sentiment, representing the ties of love,
family and friendship.
The iconic Chaumet 'X' is not immediately obvious on first
glance but cleverly incorporated into the cases of the six new
Liens watches. Viewed in profile, the Lien cross meets at the crown
and extends to create the links that hold the strap in place. With
hands animated by a self-winding mechanical movement and oversized
numerals at 6 and 12 o clock, there is an undeniable chic-ness to
the new Liens de Chaumet watches that can be summed up by one tiny
detail that I love: the tiny cabochon mother of pearl decorating
Presented in six variations, my favourite is the pink gold
model, set with 64 brilliant cut diamonds around the face.
Available with or without diamonds, Chaumet gives you the freedom
to tailor your timepiece with the choice of either an alligator
leather or stainless steel strap.