Repetto ballet flats are key to surviving any jewelry trade show—they save your feet without sacrificing style. You may even have a few pairs in rotation, especially if your everyday includes a bit of walking to and from appointments, or standing behind a counter.
Perhaps you were wearing your Repettos as you walked the floor at Basel this year. There, the heritage French fashion brand made a surprise appearance…in a limited-edition collection of timepieces from Raymond Weil. Talk about a pas de deux.
Founded in 1947, Repetto is first and foremost a designer of pointe shoes and soft ballet shoes for professional and beginner dancers alike. But in 1956, the maison created a comfort-driven, fashion ballet slipper for French actress and iconic beauty Brigitte Bardot to wear in the film, And God Created Woman. Today, most Repetto devotees are wearing some version of that first crossover ballerina style known then as it is today as the “Cendrillon.”
And much like the Cendrillon, the Raymond Weil x Repetto watches are infinitely chic and wearable. Combining high-tech precision watchmaking with the grace of a ballerina pirouetting across the stage of the Palais Garnier, they’re also a unique and utterly feminine expression of Raymond Weil’s passion for music and the arts.
The collaboration takes Raymond Weil’s popular Shine model and transforms it into a stainless steel bracelet style featuring a sun-brushed silver dial detailed with guilloche in a tulle pattern. The design comes with two interchangeable straps crafted in blush-pink and black Repetto leather.
Additional leather straps, offered in colors from Repetto’s Fall 2017 collection, will be available for purchase on Raymond Weil’s website ($50 each) in the coming months.
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