Chaumet Les Pierres de Rêve: Romancing the stone

29.06.2019

Parisian jewelry brand presents a watch collection with unique dials made of picturesque gemstones.


Chaumet’s craftsmen were inspired by the Asian tradition – the ‘stones of dreams’ (‘pierres de rêve’ in French) tell the tale of a land overflowing with hidden treasures. 12 different colorful materials with vivid patterns – looking like a real landscape paintings – were carefully sourced and individually selected for the collection. Pink rhodonite, yellow picture jasper, dendritic opal, blue azurite, dark-blue shattuckite, ultramarine lapis-lazuli, green chrysocolla, blue opalised wood, grey dendritic agate, mossy mookaite jasper, brown pietersite, red picture jasper – all of them exude a spontaneous beauty.


Once cut and polished they transformed into a rich background for the simple gold-plated hour and minute hands. Each of these natural pieces of art is framed in a diamond-paved bezel. The 35 mm cases are made of rose (3 items) or white gold (9 items). The gold crown is also paved with diamonds. An alligator leather strap subtly reflecting watch’s colors – 5 black, 4 white, blue, burgundy and tobacco – is equipped with a gold buckle with diamonds. Inside the watch beats a Swiss mechanical self-winding movement with 28,800 vph frequency and 42h power reserve.