A professional class known as the bourgeoisie emerged in nineteenth-century France. This transformation of social classes was equaled by the dramatic physical changes in Paris itself. The dark, winding streets were replaced with straight, broad boulevards flooded with sunlight by day and gaslight by night. Bourgeoisie and aristocracy alike strolled the parks and sidewalks, embracing a new era of industrial growth, artistic innovation, and social freedom. Throughout the century, many entrepreneurial French jewelry houses provided jewelry for the new professional class eager to be part of the Parisian fashion scene.
Our French Evening Watch’s classic design is based on a nineteenth-century French timepiece delicately inset with a diamond border, crown, and a decorative loop. Roman numerals are used to designate the hours. Produced in cooperation with the Musée des Arts décoratifs, Paris. Rhodium overlay case, hand enameled, made with SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS. Fabric cord band. Quartz movement. Imported. Band: adjusts from 7”L to 8”L with a removable extender link; Case: 7/8”W.
Rhodium overlay case, hand enameled MADE WITH SWAROVSKI® ELEMENTS Fabric cord band Quartz movement Imported Band: adjusts from 7”L to 8”L with a removable extender link, Case: 7/8”W