at the time of art
Charlie x Love & Collect
a unique collaboration
For more than half a century, Saint-Germain-des-Prés has been home to the artistic, literary and entrepreneurial avant-garde, in fashion, catering and watchmaking. The meeting between the founders of Charlie Paris and Love & Collect, Hervé Loevenbruck and Stéphane Corréard, is no exception to the rule. It was made in a German-speaking café at the initiative of one of their mutual friends, an art publisher, Aymeric Mantoux. Between Charlie Paris and the multi-repeat gallery owners, initiators of the first artistic click & collect, the flow goes straight away. The first defend mechanical, traditional, quality watchmaking, the second the French artistic scene. Together, they decided to create ultra-limited series of watches designed and designed by contemporary artists. The condition ? That artists intervene directly in the development of their timepiece. It will be done. Because these watches have been handcrafted as true original works of art. These are artists' editions, made from unique drawings produced for the occasion and then interpreted by the watchmakers. They have been designed in the style of lithographs or everyday artists' objects, and are produced in a limited edition (100 copies, not one more). Each is numbered, signed and accompanied by a certificate of authenticity.
Opening reception in the presence of the artists
inspiring encounters between different generations at the crossroads of art, design, architecture and watchmaking