October 22, 2012
The jewelled Bee wrist watch from the Chaumet Attrape-moi… si tu m’aimes collection
In Chaumet’s animal theatre, the bee holds the title role. A favourite of the Empire period and of Napoleon 1st, this fascinating insect has been an emblem of the Maison since 1780.
The Attrape-moi… si tu m’aimes collection has been putting the bee centre-stage since 2007 and today a very High Jewellery scenario has been written especially for it… The bee, represented by an orange sapphire cabochon stone, is set on the bezel and seems to want to join the honeycomb pattern made of diamonds and yellow and orange sapphires as it follows a sparkling path of diamonds that runs around the extraordinary dial.
Thanks to the savoir-faire of the master craftsmen, 116 orange sapphire cabochon stones have been cut into honeycomb shapes and skilfully set onto the dial’s gold base along with four diamond indexes. On the reverse, the sapphire glass on the case-back reveals an automatic rewinding mechanism embellished with a honeycomb motif on its oscillating mass.
Attrape-moi… si tu m’aimes, is a jewellery watch, presented in a limited series of 12 pieces, in yellow gold set with 289 stones representing a total weight of 11, 55 carats.
Chaumet has also been pre-selected by the jury of the Geneva Watchmaking Grand Prix for the award of jewellery and artistic crafts watches with the model "Attrape-moi... si tu m'aimes Cabochons".
Attrape-moi…si tu m’aimes Bee watch specifications
- 18K 3N yellow gold case
- Diameter of 35mm
- Bezel & horns set with 85 brilliant-cut diamonds, 5 brilliant-cut orange and yellow sapphires, bee set with 14 brilliant-cut diamonds and orange sapphire cabochon. Case-sides engraved with honeycomb pattern. Yellow gold dial with beehive pattern engraved, paved with 116 orange sapphire cabochons specifically cut in honeycomb pattern and 4 brilliant-cut diamond markers Orange satin strap on 18K yellow gold pin buckle paved with 63 brilliant-cut diamonds
- Swiss mechanical self-winding movement
- Water resistance: 30