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Chaumet Attrape-moi...si tu m aimes Collection

Marina Milojević | 02.21.13 | 07:00 AM

Chaumet presents a gorgeous new collection of high-jewelry timepieces named Attrape-moi...si tu m'aimes.

The new precious watchmaking creations from the house of Chaumet are born from collaboration between the famous Swiss brand and the local master craftsmen who are preserving the traditional artistic skills and savoir-faire. Each of the watches from this collection,  including the Creative Complication of which I have already written a couple of days ago, combine high jewelry and high-end watchmaking, blending technique and aesthetics in unique and limited edition creations. The watches are crafted in 18-carat rhodium-plated gold and they feature 35mm in diameter.

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Chaumet’s Attrape-moi...si tu m'aimes collection comprises of six new pieces that beautifully express the poetry of nature. Each of them is fitted with a Swiss mechanical self—winding movement ETA 2000-1, and gorgeously decorated using the most demanding finishing techniques such as miniature painting, enameling, engraving and gem-setting.

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Chaumet WG Jewellery LM-35 Auto W16189-38D embodies the flit and flutter of ledidopterans butterflies on the Chaumet blue dial. The bezel and the horns of the watch are decorated with diamonds, while the watch face reveals gullioche rays on a rhodium-plated backdrop. The wings of the butterflies are made from polished agate or tinted mother-of-pearl, and framed by thin silver border. A blue satin bracelet, with 63 brilliant-cut diamonds (0.20 carats) on the pin buckle, completes the graceful composition. There are 58 brilliant cut diamonds on the bezel (2.52 carats) and 164 brilliant cut diamonds on the dial (0.21 carats). The watch delivered with an additional black semi-matt alligator strap.

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Chaumet WG Jewellery LM-35 Auto W16188-38 hides a swarm of butterflies in the perfectly symmetric geometry of the dial. Mother-of-pearl and jet black China ink are accented with blue cabochon-cut sapphires, symbolizing the heads of the delicate insects of the order Lepidoptera. There are two rows of 152 brilliant-cut diamonds on the bezel (0.89 carats), 4 cabochon-cut oval sapphires (0.04 carats) and 63 brilliant-cut diamonds on the pin buckle. The case is mounted on a navy blue gros-grain satin strap and delivered with an interchangeable black semi-matt alligator bracelet.

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Chaumet WG Jewellery LM-34 Auto W16188-38C reveals a black mother-of-pearl dial and delicate lace-like butterfly shapes with pearly white wings. The diamonds on the bezel – agate, cornelian and smoky quartz, are arranged in a quincunx pattern. There are 152 brilliant-cut diamonds (0.89 carats) on the bezel, and 63 brilliant-cut diamonds (0.20 carats) on the pin buckle. The watch is delivered on a black gros-grain satin strap and presented with an additional black semi-matt alligator bracelet.

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Chaumet WG Jewellery LM-34 Auto W16188-38A captures dragonflies in flight thanks to the miniature painting technique. The backdrop of a dial is made from ivory painted sapphire glass while the satin bracelet, in the same tone, nicely finishes the graceful creation. The piece is graced with 152 brilliant-cut diamonds on the case and 63 brilliant-cut diamonds (0.20 carats) on the pin buckle. 

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Chaumet WG Jewellery LM-34 Auto W16189-38F depicts a mayfly sitting on a cherry tree branch, surrounded with diamonds are strewn across the sky. The branch is made from gold while the tiny pink blossoms are crafted from mother-of-pearl. A single row of 58 brilliant-cut diamonds (2.52 carats) decorates the bezel and the lugs, 68 brilliant-cut diamonds (0.088 carats) are spread across the dial, and 63 brilliant-cut diamonds (0.20 carats) decorate the pin buckle. The watch is finished with mauve gros-grain satin strap and presented with an additional black semi-matt alligator bracelet.

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Chaumet WG Jewellery LM-34 Auto W16189-38E comes with a lapis lazuli dial adorned with pierrite stone stars. It depicts a mysterious nocturnal scene with miniature painted grasses and flowers. A snail, a dragonfly and a caterpillar are cut out of freshwater mother-of-pearl and framed with diamond-set bezel. The number of precious stones here sums up to 122 diamonds of 2.82 carats.

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