LVMH-owned Chaumet is rarely known in watch circles, they have built up their reputation in the Jeweller sphere. Their women’s line up until this point was their most known range but this has now changed with the addition of three new pieces to their Dandy line.
Featuring Swiss mechanical movements with sleek and refined looks apparently inspired by 1920s Parisian elegance, the collection adds some new dressier elements like a thin rose gold case and some unique “powdery” satin dial textures to its design.
When you see a Dandy watch you will recognise it, they have a unique dial, with the edges almost looking square in shape. Chaumet says this shape was influenced by the ‘Regent’ diamond a favourite of Napoleon Bonaparte.
Chaumet has positioned the new releases as ‘Large Model Watches’, although we debate this as hey only measure in at 38mm wide by 8.55mm thick. These watches are more dress watches than anything.
Each case features a cool blue sapphire-accented crown, a domed sapphire crystal, and a water resistance rating of 30m.
The blue range of the watches offers more sporty look, the sunburst blue pops out at you but it is tempered by the patterns on the straps which could’ve been better if I am honest.
I really like the new Dandy line, the rose gold case if my favourite and the cherry on top is the Sapphire crown.
Price for both the cream and black ) dial Chaumet Dandy in rose gold is 14,100 GBP (currently $18,300-ish in USD) and price for the steel model (W11288-15B) is 4,600 GBP (roughly $6,000).