There is an unspoken rule – or at least from a fashion vantage point – that chains make everything look cooler and more desirable. The Triomphe, the hot ticket monogram pattern at Celine, is inspired by chains encircling the Arc de Triomphe.
Saint Laurent’s It bag of Spring/Summer 2021 is the Le Maillon – literally translated as “the link” – features a chic hardware of chain links as a bag clasp. And who can ignore the desirable factor of the chain accessories by 017 Alyx 9SM and Givenchy – two brands helmed by streetwear idol/ creative director Matthew Williams?
The refreshed Nantucket by Hermes features a new chain link bracelet design.
This penchant for chain link hardware is nothing new to the horology world. After all, some of the most stylish ladies timepieces around happen to be the ones that are adorned with bracelets made from chain links, imbuing them with a hip style cachet.
Ahead, we spotlight four timepieces that champion this strong link between the fashion and watchmaking worlds.