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In recent Issues, QP has devoted plenty of space to the resurgence of ambition on British watchmaking and QP58 is no exception as we recount the debut of M [...]


QP Magazine Current Issue #58


The Chaumet 2013 Montres Précieuses collection

Monday 04 February 2013

During the last few days of January, Chaumet unveiled the seven pieces of its 2013 Montres Précieuses collection, which culminated in the Attrape-Moi… Si Tu M’aimes complication.


Combining all of its jewellery expertise with the rarest of dial arts, the Maison has created six automatic timepieces that feature insects from caterpillars and butterflies to ladybirds and dragonflies, showcased through enameling, guilloché, miniature painting and engraving, all framed by exquisite diamond-set bezels.


Completing the new collection is an exquisite complicated watch that uses Chaumet’s iconic diamond-encrusted bee and her partner in seduction, a pink-gold spider, to tell the time – the bee representing minutes, the spider the hours. The dial of the 41mm, white gold piece represents a web and is set with pink-gold indexes and 64 brilliant-cut diamonds. The time is told as both bee and spider travel around the dial, their movement dictated by a Swiss self-winding movement that is exclusive to Chaumet.


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