Their entrance into the watchmaking world began with the exclusive partnership in the 19th century with Swiss watchmakers like Jaeger-LeCoultre and Patek Philippe. The firm’s most noted creation, a pair of bracelet watches from 1811, were commissioned by Eugene de Beauharnais, were created by Nitot. Gold, pearls, and emeralds combined with a centerpiece of a meticulous watchmaking movement. The house truly proved it could place miniature, delicate dials at the center of its bracelets.
Chaumet’s expertise and tireless dedication to its craft is embodied in every watch they produce. Every step of the process, from design to distribution, is brought about by the heritage the name represents. An unbroken line of supervisor to supervisor has lasted 230 years, ensuring the company name and quality stands untarnished. Chaumet’s craftsmen take up the vision of the designers before them, fashioning, polishing and bejeweling the watches using traditional methods.
Each individual component requires close, exact cooperation between all departments and trades, using their full talents to craft a complete range of movements, dials, cases, and other precision components that each bear the Chaumet seal of excellence. With the Chaumet pedigree behind them and the backing of Swiss watching expertise, Chaumet lies firmly amongst the greatest names in Haute Horogerie.
Chaumet made a huge stride back into the luxury timepiece market in 1995, combining the world’s finest gems, the Chaumet brand of creativity, and world-class craftsmanship to create incredible and unique high-end luxury timepieces.
With the rectangular Khesis collection, the company introduced a watch of great versatility and glamour, but the Class One model achieved high popularity. The first dive watch collection Chaumet has ever attempted, it combined steel, mother of pearl, and black or white diamonds to its face. The dial and rotating bezel come standard, but some Class One watches are defined by their colored gemstones. A ladies style Oval watch boasts 18k gold with quartz movement and sapphire crystal. A truly unforgettable movement.
Other notable lines include the Dandy, Liens de Chaumet, and the classically defined Style de Chaumet. A Chaumet timepiece makes an exceptional compliment to their jewelry and stands out with eye-catching glamour, beauty, and uniqueness.