WATCHES & JEW­ELLERY

Hong Kong Tatler - - Contents -

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.

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