Focus: Chaumet

Chaumet Dandy

CASE : stainless steel, transparent sapphire crystal and caseback, water-resistant to 30m

SIZE : 38mm, 8.5mm thick

MOVEMENT : mechanical self-winding, Zenith Elite caliber, 50-hour power reserve

FUNCTIONS : hours, minutes, small seconds

DIAL : sunburst blue with Bayadère stripes, batontype hands

STRAP : blue alligator leather with stainless steel pin buckle

The Dandy appears in all-new attire


A dandy does things his own way. He dresses differently, and in doing so, flaunts a unique mindset. He also regularly updates his wardrobe. The Dandy by Chaumet also does things differently and is fresh back from a trip to the tailor. Since its creation 15 years ago, the most elegant men’s watch from the Maison has appeared in different shapes with a proud sense of natural ease that speaks volumes about its personality. Dandy is a cushionshaped model in a size that make it a square with softened edges. It also features wire-type lugs bearing large visible screws. Its dial is designed to stand out from the crowd, since the Dandy has indeed always featured vertical ‘Bayadère’ stripes adorned with a raised motif. For this new season and in this new outfit, Dandy has shifted the stripes closer to the center and topped them with a long metal line running close to the hour-markers around the rim. Inside it beats an ultra-thin Zenith movement driving small seconds appearing at 9 o’clock, an equally unusual position. The Dandy is thus once again distinguished by several novel features, including its 8.5mm height that sets the perfect finishing touch to its uniquely trim and perfectly groomed appearance.

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