Last month, Chaumet flagship in Paris was the place to view the surprising and graphic works of the artist Loris Cecchini. The event was a celebration of his collaboration with the Maison Chaumet (The Jeweller of Feelings since 1780) which has given rise to a new interpretation of the Class One watch.
Class One became, in a limited edition, a monochromatic watch with a unique motif evoking the undulations of water, a central theme in the work of the artist: “Wallwave vibration”. The dial of the watch features a white-silvered sunray fine-brushed galvanic base, adorned with a white natural mother-of-pearl lace, cut to createthe pattern of water vibrations drawn by Loris Cecchini.
Amongst Loris Cecchini latest creations, the artist has reinterpreted the phenomenic appearance of waves in a series of sculptural monochromatic
works. The sculptures, which are deceptively still at first glance, seem to vibrate on the surface of the wall that holds them. These unique creations come to life through the modulated frequency and intensity of the vibrating wave.
The first diving watch from Chaumet, Class One was the start of a velvet revolution in 1998, combining steel, diamonds and rubber for the first time. The watch owes its name to the powerful monohull powerboat, designed in the 1990s to skim the waves at the most prestigious single-handed races, such as Vendée Globe and Route du Rhum.