Review galorious Chaumet At the GPHG 2013：”Liens”, an “Attrape-moi…Si tu m’aimes” as well as the “Hortensia Tourbillon”. “Liens”
The Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève is introducing some changes when it comes to the categories in which the prizes will be awarded. One of these novelties is that the previously unified award for the Best Jewelry and Artistic Crafts watch has now been split in two separate categories. The newly established Best Artistic Crafts (or the Métiers d’Arts) Award takes into consideration timepieces that show exceptional mastery of one (or several) artistic techniques such as engraving, lacquering, enameling, guilloche, open-working, etc.For Best Chaumet online,the four models entered by Chaumet for the GPHG, three have been pre-selected et will take part in the final stage of the competition, each in their respective category.
The Liens watch has been pre-selected in the “Ladies’ watch” category. Its pink gold round case is set with diamonds. The “lien” motif seems to be in continuous movement as it draws its cross-over signature on the profile of the case and creates a link on each side of the dial. The dial is in white lacquer and satin-finish silver. The piece is animated by a self-winding mechanical movement.
An ultimate detail enhances this delicate timepiece: the bezel is set with a mother-of-pearl cabochon.
Attrape-moi…Si tu m’aimes
This creative complication watch is competing in the “Ladies’ complication watch” category. A collaboration between Chaumet and the Swiss master craftsmen, who practise and preserve exceptional savoir-faire and artistic decorative skills, gave rise to this timepiece.
The hours and and minutes are displayed above a flowerbed created by jewellery craftsmen experts in the technics of engraving and Grand Feu enamelling. The Hortensia Tourbillon watch, which beats at the rhythm of 21’600 vibrations per hour, with a power reserve of 120 hours, is a precious complication, which draws upon materials and know-hows dear to Chaumet.