year was 1950: the city of Paris was experiencing
a renaissance in art and ideas. Coco Chanel in fashion,
Le Corbusier in architecture, René Lalique in
jewelry and Picasso in painting, were all responsible
an environment that defined the era. World famous jewelers
on the Place Vendôme were inspired by these artists
and designed exquisite jewelry for international film
stars and European royalty.
At No. 20 Place Vendôme,
the goldsmiths at the prestigious firm of Guillermin
Mollet were working on their interpretation of
It was an oversized 18kt gold wristwatch, produced
for Patek Philippe. The bold and original design
utilized classic art deco styling, while embracing
the new ideas
of modernism. The result… an original and
unique timepiece. The distinctive case was constructed
by hand, and was the most complex watch case the
firm had produced.
Few have ever seen this
as only three are known to exist. Fifty years
later, the original design is still a striking example
of elegance and style, and has now been faithfully
as the Guillermin Mollet Premiere Edition. Today,
this exceptional watch is available in a limited
of 150 pieces
each, in 18kt. yellow, rose and white gold. Great
care has been taken to maintain the integrity
design. Every detail has been faithfully reproduced.
watch, now entirely hand crafted in Switzerland,
fitted with the highest quality automatic movement,
a sapphire crystal and a screw secured case back.
Each piece is individually numbered. We invite
you to discover
firsthand the elegance, craftsmanship and beauty
that distinguish the Guillermin Mollet watch
from all others.