Interesting, although largely known from the high-end jeweler world, and not broadly known in watch circles, LVMH-owned Chaumet dandy power reserve replica watches have released three new versions in its men’s Dandy line — in rose gold using a cream or black dial and stainless steel with a blue dial. Featuring Swiss mechanical movements with sleek and elegant looks apparently motivated by 1920s Parisian elegance, the set adds some fresh dressier elements like a thin rose gold case and a few unique”powdery” satin dial textures into its design. When it comes to watches, Chaumet is mostly recognized for its women’ collections, so it’s great to see some expansion to its only men’s lineup, the Chaumet Dandy, however a few sticker shock may be unavoidable.
Chaumet Dandy watches are recognizable by their dial designs and one of a kind case form. It’s technically a cushion, but the corners give it an almost symmetrical appearance to me. Chaumet dandy limited edition replica watches clarifie this as influenced by the”Regent” — a infamous diamond chosen by Napolean Bonaparte. For these Dandy watches, Chaumet attracts two polished rose gold cases with brushed edges and a polished stainless steel version. Ironically enough, Chaumet has positioned these new Dandy models as”Big Model Watches,” even though they just measure in at 38mm wide by 8.55mm thick, setting these watches in a dressier class despite the articulating lugs and adding a little sporty touch.
That is except for the blue dial model. This model adds a few Arabic numerals to the seconds subdial and moves it to the 9 o’clock position, which I believe is an awkward location for it at the striping pattern. The addition of a ton of colorful NATO and leather straps makes me think this is really planning to feel sporty in character, and I’m just having a hard time seeing it. The sunburst blue layout is appealing, and the alternating matte striping looks trendy against it, but by means of the thin baton handset, the thinness of the watch itself, and also overall minimal layout, I can not help but feel this view gets a bit lost looking for where it belongs.
Inside the Chaumet Dandy gold replica defeats a [REDACTED]. Jokingly”redacted,” of course, but the site, nor the brand’s personal advertising, nor their reps can disclose what moves are actually inside the Dandy. Many concentrated Google searches revealed at some point they had been unspecified ETA/Peseux three-hander variants — whether that is still the case (it probably is), makes it a guessing game, or worse, an assumption. At least a few of those Chaumet Dandy watches have exhibition casebacks (though no official pictures available ). I’d at least hope the movements are pristinely decorated because these watches are nicely into the 4- and 5-figure club.
Overall these watches are charming and attractive, if not a little… superfluous. I get the vibe that Chaumet dandy tiara clone watch spends their attention on high jewelry, and the men’s watch line is tacked on in the end because anybody spending time at a Chaumet boutique is not there for the watches. That being said, I don’t know that I would call these”fashion watches” either, in the sense that enthusiasts have a tendency to use the word, as a bit of research indicates these are superbly completed — as they ought to be coming out of a jewelry company in which a simple platinum ring requires the shopper to fill out a quote request form.
In addition, it appears that Chaumet has contained some pretty cool complications under the”Dandy Arty” designation in the past, including a metronome, based bridges, and sapphire dial function. However, a scroll through the current collection shows fewer ambitious designs. For followers of this brand already, I guess these are a simple cherry on top of a long marriage of fandom. For serious watch collectors and enthusiasts, information about the movement is seriously lacking, and the Chaumet Dandy slim imitation watches are in a very competitive budget.