The story of Michele begins in the 1940s with Belgian watchmaker Maurice Barouh. A skilled artisan, Barouh passed his training and eye for excellence down to his son Jack, who founded the Michele brand in 1995 with his wife Rita. The company was named for their daughter, Michele, and that potent nod to the promise of women played out in the Michele company’s timepieces.
Made exclusively for women, Michele watches reflect femininity in its myriad forms, ranging from the woman who wants a power watch for the boardroom to the boulderer who needs a rugged timepiece to wear while free climbing.
At Rumanoff’s Fine Jewelry, we’re pleased to offer this unique brand, and we’re confident that a woman will find the right timepiece for her particular needs among the following collections.
The Deco Collection
Named for one of the most brilliant periods of 20th century artistry, the Deco collection is distinguished by its square cases and bold numerals. “Bold” is a good word, since boldness characterized the Art Deco period—and the architectural grace of this collection is evident.
If you’re partial to the geometric mosaics and elegant use of stone that can be found somewhere like the Chrysler Building, you’ll love the Deco subcollection, which boasts mother of pearl made to resemble blue or pink marble. Touches of diamond along the bezel adds to the shimmer of these timepieces. For a similar look, the Deco Mid subcollection takes the same gold and diamonds but puts them on a far slimmer profile.
The Deco Sport Collection
Nobody likes having to bring their timepiece in for watch repair, so Michele offers the active woman the Deco Sport collection. Conjuring up the same 20s-era excellence as the mainline Deco collection, Deco Sport features plenty of elements that keep these watches safe, no matter what sort of activities a woman prefers.
This collection tends toward silicone straps, which are utterly waterproof and heat resistant. The sapphire-coated mineral crystal is a phenomenally durable feature to cover the dial, and with the addition of water resistance down to 150 feet and a quartz movement that isn’t vulnerable to dust or dirt, this line is ideal for taking on any trip or outing.
The Serein Collection
The Serein collection is the most explicitly feminine-coded timepiece line among Michele watches. The smooth curves of the case roll into colored leather straps. The bezels of this line can be found in both 18k yellow gold-plated and straightforward stainless-steel options, and many of them feature diamonds along their circumference. The long Roman numerals emblazoned on the mother of pearl dials give these pieces a classical appeal that’s right for a night on the town.
Find Your Favorite Michele Styles at Rumanoff’s Fine Jewelry
If you’d like to know more about the brilliance of Michele collections and what they can offer a woman, don’t hesitate to get in touch with Rumanoff’s Fine Jewelry at (203)230-1199. Alternatively, you can stop by our Hamden jewelry store to see them for yourself!