Keeping time: a new “sensually elegant” dance-inspired collection from Chaumet

The Boléro timepieces and jewellery take cues from an evocative Spanish tradition 

Chaumet yellow-gold Boléro watch, from £19,500
Chaumet yellow-gold Boléro watch, from £19,500

The energy and expressiveness of dance may seem far removed from the world of Swiss horology, but Chaumet has magnificently merged the two in its new Boléro women’s watch, launching worldwide in limited numbers on March 29 (exclusively at Harrods in the UK). The evocative Spanish dance lent its slow, seductive tempo to this sensually elegant timepiece in which movement, suppleness and beauty are paramount. 

Chaumet’s Boléro watch also comes in rose gold with a black dial
Chaumet’s Boléro watch also comes in rose gold with a black dial
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Boléro comes in yellow or rose gold, with the main cornerstone a bracelet that has been highly engineered for the feel of a second skin. Achieved through some 330 gold components that are meticulously set together, the result is an ultra-dense band that’s extremely soft and supple for an everyday luxe feel. 

The Boléro collection includes rings, £2,170, and bracelets, from £13,600, in yellow or rose gold
The Boléro collection includes rings, £2,170, and bracelets, from £13,600, in yellow or rose gold
Chaumet rose-gold and diamond Boléro ring, £5,960
Chaumet rose-gold and diamond Boléro ring, £5,960

The watch comes in two sizes – 36mm with an automatic Swiss movement (£24,400) or 30mm with quartz (£19,500) – both with a triple-folding clasp and paired with two dial finishes: chic, understated white or a bold, graphic black. A strong, circular bezel topped with a graceful, sculptural crown beautifully finishes this contemporary, elegant piece. 

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At only 1.8mm thick – among the thinnest bracelets that Chaumet has ever created – the luxurious, silk-like Boléro has an unmistakable jewellery vibe. Indeed, the house has complemented the watch with a range of gold-mesh bracelets and rings, also in yellow or rose gold. Not to be missed is the bracelet (from £13,600), which coolly takes on the look of a secret watch with a polished mirrored clasp that recalls a watch face. The rings, too, are daring and modern – and will look especially stylish worn stacked or across several fingers. They come in two sizes (from £2,170), of which the larger version, trimmed in a slim row of diamonds (£5,960), will no doubt be a big hit this spring.

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