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Newsletter The Vendôme connection

The fascination with an iconic square, plus Jackie Kennedy’s Cartier and third-generation vintage watches from Bell & Ross.

The name “Vendôme” has almost magical associations in the world of jewellery and watchmaking. This majestic square at the heart of Paris has long been a source of inspiration for jewellers and watchmakers, whether they be French or Swiss. Today on WorldTempus, Olivier Müller considers how the Place Vendôme has found its way into different watches in a variety of ways.

On 21st June, Jackie Kennedy’s Cartier Tank watch comes up for auction at Christie’s in New York. Ming Liu takes a detailed look at this historically significant piece, from a collection that celebrates its centenary this year, as well as a couple of other stars from the sale, tomorrow, with the help of Eric Wind, senior watch specialist and vice president at Christie’s.

This week I review the latest models in the Vintage collection from Bell & Ross, exploring how these military and aviation inspired watches have evolved in what is now their third generation. Meanwhile, David Chokron focuses his attention on the Jaeger-LeCoultre Duomètre collection.


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For Bell & Ross, each detail has a specific meaning and function: functionality is key, and minimalism – dispensing with superfluous ornamental details in favour of essential aspects – is vital.

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Characterised by audacity and inventiveness, Cartier’s watchmaking history reflects a unique state of mind: “jeweller of kings and king of jewellers”. Its renown is bound up in the tradition of...

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Ever since the brand was established in 1833, Jaeger-LeCoultre has been enchanting lovers of beautiful objects. Its craftsmen and craftswomen, the guardians of the inventive spirit of company...

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