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Arlette-Elsa EmchLeon HatotLeon Hatot store is a well-known jewellery house, that has become famous due to its exclusive accessories and jewellery watches. Leon Hatot, the founder of the company, was born in 1883 in a small French town of Chatillon-sur-Seine. He studied at the watchmaking school. After studying he moved to Paris. Leon Hatot started his career with the purchasing of one of the leading jewellery brands - Bredillard brand, that was involved in the production of stylish jewellry and watches. He began to release his own products under this trade name. At the same time Leon Hatot created jewellery and different accessories for such famous houses of Paris as Louis Cartier, Boucheron, Van Cleef & Arpels. In 1920, he founded his own company, and 5 years later he was awarded a prestigious prize at the international exhibition of decorative art in Paris. At that time the appearance of Art Deco style was officially announced. The products, developed by Leon Hatot, was highly appreciated by the public due to their brilliant design and varying themes. Leon Hatot watchesLeon Hatot was known as “scientist-artist”, as he was always in the search for new technologies. One of Leon Hatot's inventions was the automatic Rolls watches. In 1928, he released a unique Ato-Radiaola watch, that could pick up aether waves. The other invention was the electric clock, decorated with precious stones. This clock was awarded different prestigious prizes. One of the awards was the Grand Prix at the Colonial Exhibition in 1931.
Till the end of his life (till 1953) Leon Hatot was continuing to create new amazing products, however his company was not developing so quickly as it was at the very beginning. After the master's death the company went out of existence. However, it's worth mentioning, that the artist left a rich heritage – a great number of drawings and sketches, that were keeping in the banks for many years. Only in 1999, Swatch Group noticed  Leon Hatot's heritage and the brand got the second wind.
The sketches of Leon Hatot appeared to be a real treasure. The attributes of different countries and the complicated color shades are combined in this masterpieces, and watches with wonderful design remind of fine jewellery. These sketches and drawings have helped to create brilliant products, which have no analogues in the world. The wonderful products are developed according to Leon Hatot's sketches. These watches and jewellery combine the best traditions of Art Deco, the perfect skills of masters and irreproachable elegance. Leon Hatot wrist watches are characterized by the sliding lids, allowing to use them either as casual or evening accessories. The exclusive products are decorated with precious stones, that give watches the incomparable image. This is the secret of  Leon Hatot jewellery house's success.
Leon Hatot Heartbreaker ChronoLeon Hatot company is headed by Arlette-Elsa Emch, the member of the board directors of Swatch Group. She is also the author of the book about Leon Hatot company. She always tells about Leon Hatot jewellery house, about the rich heritage of the talented artist, the beauty of unique accessories and the fidelity to the principles of the legendary house with a kind of awe and love.Leon Hatot Coup de Foudre Arlette-Elsa Emch has recently presented a new watch collection, known as Heartbreaker Chrono. These original watches are not only for the connoisseurs of jeweller's art but also for fans of the casual style. This collection includes chronographs, presented in rather a plane but original design. It's worth mentioning, that this collection was presented in the same design as all the watches by Leon Hatot. In the beginning of the 20th century, the great master developed brilliant jewellery watches as well as practical alarm clocks.
Every product by Leon Hatot jewellery house and  Heartbreaker Chrono watches are characterized by their design and have their own secrets. These are the counters, that are united on a dial, forming the heart, and a window of the same shape on the case-back, giving a view of the automatic ETA 7750 movement.
The exclusiveness, luxury and incomparable design – these are the main characteristics of Leon Hatot products.

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