The Joséphine Aigrette watch, the masterpiece of the collection
The originality of the wearer
The wife of Emperor Napoleon I would undoubtedly have loved to wear this highly feminine model. A jewel watch “par excellence”, the Joséphine Aigrette marks by the way it is wom. Here there is no buckle, simply a bracelet with a single attachment, free to embrace a delicate wrist, the end of which takes up the V-shaped structure of the aigrette. Highly symbolic, this refined finish highlights a pear-shaped case, a size dear to Empress.
Like the pink gold version, it features a white sunray dial engraved in a manner reminiscent of the faceted stones. A brilliant-cut diamond discreetly placed at 12 o’clock enhances the whole. Note that the bracelets are available in several sizes in order to perfectly fit all female wrists.
Elegant variations of the Joséphine Aigrette
Powered by a beautifully crafted Swiss quartz movement, the Joséphine Aigrette watch is available in five different versions.
In white gold, diamond-set bezel, white sunray dial and satin strap; white gold, engraved black dial and black leather strap; rose gold, diamond-set bezel, engraved black dial and black leather strap. Then, white gold, diamond-paved bezel and dial and satin strap; pink gold, white sunray dial and black leather strap. Fans of fine jewellery will find a model to match their outfit for the day…or night.
Consult the technical data sheets of the Joséphine Aigrette watches by Chaumet.
Chaumet’s jewels, figures of style
The mix and max of Joséphine jewellery
An inspirational figure in the House of Haute Joaillerie, she was – as we might call her today – a true fashion icon. Ahead of her time, she was a trendsetter. In keeping with her free and artistic spirit, Chaumet unveils the Joséphine Ronde d’Aigrettes rings in pink gold (€4 120), white gold (€4,390) and white gold set with an aquamarine (€4,000).
Very contemporary, they can be worn alone or in combination for a modern look. These pieces can be mixed with the white gold necklace set with diamonds (€5 410) or the white gold necklace set with two aquamarines (€4 940), the Joséphine Aigrette bracelet (€20 650) or the asymmetrical Joséphine Ronde d’Aigrettes earrings (€5 290) for a game of style without limits.
An emblematic size associated by Chaumet with the empress, the pear is present in the heart of the House’s jewellery creations. It is brilliantly encrusted on the royal sets of the Joséphine Valse Impériale line, which is inspired by the way she appeared in eternal majesty. An example is the Joséphine Valse Impériale necklace in white gold set with a central pear-cut diamond (2.50 carats), nine pear-cut diamonds (5.08 carats) and a multitude of brilliant and pear-cut diamonds.
The eye will also linger on the Joséphine Valse Impériale tiara in white gold, which illustrates the remarkable work of the House’s jewellers. Chaumet’s signature wire-knife technique consists in making the metal disappear to let the diamonds shine, which here appear to rise towards the sky.
He and she
The Joséphine Duo Éternel line symbolizes the legendary couple formed by Napoleon and Joséphine. In the tradition of Chaumet’s emblematic “jewels of feeling”, the Joséphine Duo Éternel bracelet in white gold is distinguished by its asymmetrical elements and its two pear-shaped diamonds joined together in a “tête-à-tête” formation, just like the choker with its pure and timeless lines. A marvelous piece.
To get further
A privileged yet discreet witness to the passion that animated Josephine and Napoleon, Marie-Étienne Nitot, visionary jeweller and founder of the House that would become Chaumet – the only private actor to have been invited to celebrate the bicentenary of Napoleon’s death – is organizing from 8 May to 18 July in the historic salons of 12 place Vendôme in Paris, the exhibition “Joséphine Napoléon, une histoire (extra)ordinaire)”. Free of charge and open to all upon reservation, it retraces their pompous and grandiose passion through more than 150 pieces of jewellery, paintings, pieces of art, letters and graphic art documents.
Inscriptions : www.chaumet.com/fr/exposition-josephine-napoleon.