Wristwatch jewellery: enchanting and precious pieces

These twinkling, elegant and sophisticated watches reveal your sparkling side. Wristwatch jewellery. Known for their attention to detail and exceptional design, these pieces draw the eye like a moth to a flame. They are the perfect alliance of watchmaking know-how and jewellery aesthetics, with four renowned brands crafting them to perfection: Charles Oudin, Poiray, Herbelin and Pequignet.

Art Deco signature

Art Deco lines have always inspired the finest names in jewellery and watchmaking, while the timeless and sophisticated wristwatch jewellery pieces designed by Charles Oudin and Poiray are regularly revisited.

Poiray and the iconic Ma Première

The first timepiece by Poiray, Ma Première is one of the emblems of the Place Vendôme. It is chameleon-like in its flexibility, available in steel, yellow gold or pink gold, and can be adorned with 2, 4 or 12 lines of diamonds, or even a “full pavée” design. A symbol of the brand’s know-how, this elegant piece of wristwatch jewellery is known for its interchangeable watchbands, which can be adapted to suit any mood with a unique ratchet opening system.

To celebrate its 45th anniversary, Poiray designed a unique dial for its Ma première watch, made of silk and intertwined gold leaf. The watchmaking feat was challenged in 2023 with the creation of Ma Première Cadran Tressé, which has a braid pattern engraved on the bottom of the dial for two cases – steel or yellow gold and steel – and three different straps are available to boldly magnify the watch.

Charles Oudin and Retro watches

The elegant and refined Retro collection by Charles Oudin draws inspiration from the first watches the brand made during the 1920s. As a nod to the splendour of the Palais-Royal gardens in Paris, each one bears the name of a flower: Rose, Pansy, Tulip, and Lily, and so on. The Pansy watch is one of those icons. It has a square case and an 18-carat gold pin buckle set with F+VVS+ brilliant-cut diamonds, cultured pearls on the corners and crown, a white guilloché dial, blued steel hands, and a Swiss quartz movement. This is wristwatch jewellery at its finest. An eminently French design that will enhance any arm.

Sophisticated lines on the wrist

In the words of Gabrielle Chanel: “Simplicity is the keynote of all true elegance.” The wristwatch jewellery at Herbelin and Pequignet is a perfect example of that philosophy. The characteristic clean, minimalist lines subtly underline the timeless and sophisticated approach of French master watchmakers.

Herbelin: the finely crafted Fil collection

Herbelin watches are designed, hand-assembled and verified in its Franche-Comté workshops.

The brand’s Fil collection represents femininity and elegance to perfection. In PVD yellow gold or white silver, its pieces focus on the essentials: elegance and simplicity. The mother-of-pearl or black sunray dial delicately reflects the light, while discreet indices and fine dagger hands bring an extra touch of class. The refined appearance extends to the watch’s thin minimalist bracelet, which gives this unparalleled piece of wristwatch jewellery a modern and timeless touch.

Pequignet and its Moorea watch

Wearing a Pequignet watch means proudly displaying the heritage and know-how of a Jura-based manufacturer that produces exceptional calibres.

One of the brand’s signature designs is the Moorea watch, created by Emile Pequignet in 1984. Named after his stallion, the collection includes three models including the Trocadéro. The signature piece has a 32mm dial enclosed by two arms and is enhanced with 138 diamonds. This watch is adorned with a lacquered dial and a leather, steel or lizard strap. It is fitted with a Swiss ETA quartz mechanism, renowned for its outstanding reliability and precision. A subtle alliance of sophistication and sobriety.

More than just timepieces, these refined and elegant watches are just as fascinating as jewellery creations. They are timeless and sophisticated, refusing to follow the whims of fashion, preferring to choose the bold paths of those who wear them, and celebrating life’s most precious occasions when time stands still.

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