Authenticity

L'Atelier D'Horlogerie

All items on LUXE & EM are put through a multi-dimensional authentication process. We inspect all goods for brand marking, date code, heat stamp, serial number and hologram stickers. Every detail must be checked under strict scrutiny before it is curated into daily sales.

Our watches are authenticated and appraised by our master horologists at our atelier and each piece comes with one year guarantee starting from the date of purchase. Jewelry items are thoroughly researched and validated by using the technical equipment at the lab which allows us to see details unobservable by the naked eye — details that are crucial in determining authenticity and value.

 

Our Authenticity Team

HOROLOGISTS

Lionel Martins: A native Parisien, Lionel studied at the École d'Horlogerie de Paris, before landing in New York. A few years later he comes at Rolex where he worked there for 15 years and become director of SAV Rolex France. In 2009, lionel set up his own business and started his own artelier to repair high-end watches.

Jean Philippe Grugeaux: After successful stints with jobs in the finance industry, this mechanical Parisien enthusiast found his calling and switched gear to noble art of watchmaking.

Jean Baptiste Viot: A native from Landes, Jean Baptiste met Lionel on the benches of the Ecole d'Horlogerie de Paris. He started his career as repair watchmaker at Internationnal Clock Museum in Switzerland. He then passed several years alongside Daniel Genderon, before participating in the development of complicated movement of Patek Philippe or Vacheron Constantin. After served as a artlier manager at repair center at Breguet, he focus on restoring antique watches and clocks. Mr. Viot also takes pride in manufacturing watches entirely by hand, paying tribute to fine watchmaking heritage and reference to the greatest watchmaker masters, such as Breguet, Lépine or Berthoud.

SENIOR FASHION CONSULTANT

Petina Joe’s career has spanned 2 decades over 3 continents. Her professional experience ranges from operations, creative to commercial management at companies such as Joyce Boutique Hong Kong, Links of London, Dunhill, Hermès and Anne-Valérie Hash.

JEWELRY SPECIALIST

Jean Philippe Grugeaux: Graduated from Institute National de Gemmologie in Paris, the best known school for talented gemologists, Mr. Grugeaux has more than 15 years of experience in fine jewelry industry. He began his career working with Chanel before moving to Van Cleef & Arples.