WATCHES & JEWELLERY
Carmen Chaplin, the British-french actress, film director and granddaughter of Charlie Chaplin, talks about her favourite watches and gets candid about her childhood. 87 Delicate secret watches, which were in vogue in the 1920s, are making a comeback. We introduce a few of the most exquisite new examples available today. 88 Diamonds are classic jewellery’s best friends, but now and then it’s great to see them adorning edgy and unexpected graphic designs. 89 She followed in her father’s footsteps but also forged a path of her own. Jewellery designer Valérie Messika discusses her professional journey. 90 High jeweller Chaumet reveals its soul amid the splendour of Beijing’s Palace Museum with a glittering exhibition charting an illustrious 237 years of history
The British-french actress and film director, who is the granddaughter of Charlie Chaplin, talks of her favourite watches and gets candid about her childhood
“THE TIME OF THE DAY I LOVE THE MOST IS EARLY IN THE MORNING WHEN I WAKE UP AND IT’S STILL QUIET”
If I were to choose a strap for my watch, it would be one dripping with diamonds.
“The most memorable year in my life so far is 2012–the year my daughter was born”
My favourite watch right now is a Jaeger-lecoultre Rendez-vous Moon Medium in yellow gold. I have runners-up —the Reverso One Cordonnet and a Grande Reverso Lady Ultra Thin—which I absolutely love, but I have a particular attachment to the Rendez-vous Moon. My daughter has claimed my watches, but she will have to wait because she’s only four years old.
The first timepiece I ever owned was a Mickey Mouse watch with a gold rim and leather strap. I still have it today. And as a child, I gave my father a Tintin watch. I’ve always liked watches, even as a youngster.
The last picture I took with my phone was a recipe in a book for a flourless chocolate cake with orange mascarpone. I should probably delete it.
When I was eight, I wanted to join Doctors Without Borders, until I realised the sight of blood makes me faint.