During Baselworld 2019, Swiss luxury watch brand Robert & Fils 1630 unveiled “La Dentelle,” an original ladies’ watch crafted with great attention to detail and creativity, like a fine lace bracelet.
Founded nearly 400 years ago, Robert & Fils 1630, currently headed by Gilles Robert, representing the 11th generation of watchmakers – has created this astonishing 100% Swiss Made creation, which was displayed during Baselworld 2019 exhibition in the new section called “The Watch Incubator.”
Based on vintage “Robert” manual-winding movements from the 1960s and 1970s, this line is entirely restored with a pink or white gold case delicately set with diamonds.
Remade the old-fashioned way in the pure traditional style of women’s watches from the 1930 and 1940s – combined with a highly original and intricately crafted “lace” leather strap adorned with diamond-set jewellery inlays – this exclusive 20-piece edition comprises 10 watches in pink gold set with 123 diamonds and 10 in white gold set with 187 diamonds.
Robert & Fils 1630 is steeped in history, enjoying one of the longest timekeeping traditions in the world. For nearly 400 years, the Robert family has created hundreds of mechanical movements for the industry. Today, heir to this incredible watchmaking and artistic patrimony — which includes the famous painter Léopold Robert (1794-1835) — Gilles Robert represents the 11th generation. And, true to his illustrious roots, he continues this unique tradition by creating exclusive timekeepers with contemporary classic styling — styling that was awarded with a first prize in design in New York.
Mechanical manual-winding, 1960s-1970s “Robert” mechanical manual-winding calibre, entirely restored and decorated in 2019
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18K pink gold or white gold, 37 x 21mm, respectively set with 76 and 140 brilliant-cut diamonds, crown topped with a cabochon-cut diamond
Sapphire crystal and caseback with ant-reflective treatment
White with central décor and Roman numerals, blued steel hands.
Black leather, adorned with six 18K gold strands set with 30 brilliant- cut diamonds. Double pin buckle set with 16 brilliant-cut diamonds.
Strap also available in vegan leather
Public Price in Swiss Francs
Rose gold with 123 diamonds CHF 35,000.–
White gold with 187 diamonds CHF 37,000.