Fair Lady Tahiti


Bold, contemporary yet feminine and timelessly elegant, the new Emile Chouriet Lady Tahiti from the Fair Lady collection embodies the brand’s philosophy of combining tradition with a unique aesthetic language. With its latest creation, Emile Chouriet reimagines the lustrous beauty of the Tahitian black pearl in an original and unexpected way. The Tahitian black pearl is a rare, naturally occurring precious object made by living black-lip oysters. Native to Tahiti and living in harsh conditions, the oyster requires several years of growing before it is able to produce the treasured black pearl. Known for its unique black color with a rainbow luster, the Tahitian black pearl stands out from other pearls and is the most prized variety.

In the Lady Tahiti watch, Emile Chouriet took on a novel approach to bringing out the beauty of this natural wonder. Crafted by an ingenious process from the mother-of-pearl of black pearls, spherical beads are meticulously covered with the semi-translucent nacre that give off the same deep colors and mysterious allure as actual black pearls.

Fixed to the four cardinal points of the matte black dial at 3, 6, 9 and 12 o’clock, the black mother-of-pearl beads are expertly made with exquisite craftsmanship to ensure uniformity in size, brightness and even the colors they give off. Above them, Emile Chouriet’s signature hollow willow hands are given a golden tone that matches the applied indexes. The Lady Tahiti features a different take on the Fair Lady’s round case, made in stainless steel with a glossy black PVD treatment that measures 29.2mm wide. The golden crown and bar shaped lugs are inlaid with blue Swarovski crystals, an elegant nod to the aquatic origin of the black Tahitian pearl.

Completing the holistic appearance of the Lady Tahiti is a black leather strap embossed with a lizard pattern and a gold-tone steel buckle, echoing the striking contrasts of the case and dial. Beating within this darkly majestic watch is the calibre EC5316, an automatic ETA-based movement with a power reserve of 38 hours when fully wound.

With its unprecedentedly three-dimensional use of black mother-of-pearl and contemporary design accents, the Lady Tahiti from the Fair Lady collection offers a different, more modern kind of femininity to its iconic women’s collection.