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Sunday, 04 December 2016

British classical singer brings Bedat & Co and Ralph & Russo together in Mayfair

Bedat & Co Geneve, a specialist in jewelled timepieces for women, has returned to the UK with a presence at Ralph & Russo’s Mayfair salon.

The luxury Swiss watch brand, which was founded by Simone Bedat, and is now part of Luxury Concepts, a group that also houses Maurice Lacroix, Muhle Glashutte, Romain Jerome and Speake-Marin.

Bedat & Co Geneve is known for its use of precious gems in Art Deco design watches.

Ralph & Russo operates from a private London townhouse in Mayfair where the only way for women to view its exclusive selection of couture pieces, bridal gowns, shoes, watches, accessories and furs is to book a private appointment.

Bedat & Co’s Elena Wynn says that working with Ralph & Russo is a fitting marriage of exclusive luxury maisons. “We are delighted to be able to work with Ralph & Russo, a truly unique luxury brand that shares our core values. Femininity is at the core of both of our brands; we share a vision of creative and timeless design married with the highest quality craftsmanship and production.”

Ralph & Russo creative director Tamara Ralph, adds: “I love that Bedat & Co Geneve celebrates women and their achievements and aims to create timepieces that honour the spirit and power of femininity.

The two businesses discovered each other through a mutual acquaintance, the British classical singer Carly Paoli, who is a brand ambassador for Bedat & Co. “I learned about Bedat after meeting brand ambassador Carly Paoli who is an incredibly talented classical singer, and we are  proud to say, a loyal Ralph & Russo client,” Ms Ralph recalls.

The singer appears happy with her matchmaking skills. “I love the sense of drama and theatricality that Ralph & Russo’s dresses give me when I’m on stage. My role as a singer is to give my audience a complete performance experience and wearing Ralph & Russo alongside my Bedat & Co Extravaganza timepiece allows me to do that and, as a British performer, I am delighted to be supporting another leading UK brand on the global stage and celebrating their achievement.”