Chaumet watches combine naturalness and sophistication, elegance and
contemporary look, strength and energy, an atypical personality makes this watch
an obvious choice for sophisticated tastes.
Founded in 1780 by Marie-Etienne Nitot, who set up shop in Paris, Chaumet
quickly became the official jeweler to emperor Napoleon I—who greatly admired
the brand’s magnificent work. From tiaras to swords, Chaumet deftly combined the
world’s finest gems with creative designs that would last for centuries. Indeed,
the innovative spirit of Chaumet’s designs reflected some of the most romantic
periods in history with an individuality and flair reserved for the brand.
In 1875, the House of Chaumet was launched to new heights by the distinct style
of the brilliant Joseph Chaumet, who married the daughter of the head of the
jewelry firm and officially registered the name of Chaumet. Throughout the late
1800s and early 1900s, Chaumet led the world with its art nouveau designs of
flora and fauna. With the transition into the art deco era, Chaumet made even
greater strides—leading with its geometric wonders. Indeed, Chaumet has remained
a leader in designs of every epoch and era since its inception.
In a bold and timely move, the brand launched into the world of timepieces in
1995—unveiling the Khésis collection of diamond and steel watches. In the
ensuing years, Chaumet launched a diverse collection of timepieces, including
the Style de Chaumet, Class One diver’s watch, Night Spirit and Mihewi—each with
its own theme of passion and perfection.
A brand committed to stirring emotions and fulfilling dreams, Chaumet regularly
offers intriguing styles that scintillate the soul. Such is the case with the
bold Class One watch collection. The first dive watch collection created by
Chaumet, the Class One was unveiled in 1998 and has been enjoying phenomenal
success ever since. A noteworthy presence, the Class One combines steel, mother
of pearl, and a choice of black or white diamonds with a round dial and a
rotating bezel. Colored gemstones also adorn some Class One watches—with
sapphires being the prime choice.
A striking instrument of elegance and function, the Class One is a unisex watch
that is water resistant to 100 meters and can suit every mood or occasion. The
newest Class One watches include a silver dial with diamond markers, a burgundy
dialed watch outlined with a double row of pink sapphires, and a striking pale
blue mother-of-pearl-dialed model with pale sapphires on the bezel.
Chaumet also continues the romance with its signature Khésis collection of
watches with luxuriously supple bracelets and sleek elegance. Created in steel
as well as in 18-karat gold, the Khésis is set with diamonds and is available in
a choice of dials: tone-on-tone gray, black with diamond hour indicators, or
white with Roman numerals. The 18-karat gold versions are even more sumptuous,
especially the yellow-gold version with complete pavé diamonds on dial and case,
and the white-gold versions with one model that is set totally with princess-cut
Indeed, each collection of Chaumet watches has been joined recently by a
scintillating and sumptuous sibling—the telltale sign that Chaumet remains
forever on the cutting edge of style and beauty.