We chase the Extraordinary. Our purpose is to find, nurture and promote innovation with meaning.
HENRI MAILLARDET is an exclusivist watches & jewellery brand, a unique combination between the classical value of gems, technology and the flamboyant self expression of an artistic ego. Henri Maillardet brand offers not mere objects, but eternal pieces of art that transcend time through inherited value and unicity of expression.
Under its slogan “Return to Exclusivity”, the very essence of the Henri Maillardet creations can be defined through their inspiration from art.
Henri Maillardet (1745-1830, born Jean Henri Nicholas Maillardet, in a village close to Neuchatel) was a Swiss vanguard mechanician and artist of the 18th century who worked in London producing clocks and other mechanisms. He created several singing birds, automated animals (the caterpillar, the frog) or the automated writer – The Juvenile Artist. Around 1800 Henri Maillardet built the extraordinary Automaton which has the largest “memory” of any such machine ever constructed—four drawings and three poems (two in French and one in English).
Automata, such as Maillardet’s Automaton, demonstrates mankind’s efforts to imitate life by mechanical means—and are fascinating examples of the intersection of art and science, beauty and material, invisible and touchable magnificence.
We combine the expertise in exclusive jewellery and watches with the passion for art and bring you a new “Art meets Luxury” concept. We promote exquisite jewellery, innovative time pieces and contemporary artists in a beautiful environment, while contributing to the artistic and intellectual lifestyle.
Render yourself the luxury of being unforgettable. Your choices are the taste you show to the world. Make them memorable.