Given its reputation for making exquisite jewellery, it seems strange that Fope’s roots lie in making watch straps. Fope’s founder Umberto Cazzola opened his first workshop in 1929 and made a name for himself making straps in precious metal for all the major Swiss names. Four generations later and Fope has become a household name, thanks in no small part to its unmistakeable Novecento mesh design. It is now a byword for elegant, Italian style and has garnered a reputation for creating pieces every woman wants to wear.
From “dress up a t-shirt” drop-pendant necklaces to triple-layered bracelets held together by a beautifully set diamond clasp, Fope’s gold collections feature precious pieces that add a touch of “la dolce vita” to any outfit.
It comes twisted into tiny knots to adorn ears, left unembellished in bracelet form, or interwoven with diamonds for a more luxurious feel, but whatever shape Fope’s silver jewellery takes it is always easy to wear and beautiful to look at.
Fope’s watches tread that very on-trend line between horology and jewellery. The Flex’it bracelet does away with the need for unsightly buckles or clasps, while the diamonds add a touch of cocktail-hour class to these everyday wearers.
Based on the Novecento mesh Fope developed back in the 1970s, the now iconic Flex’it collection of bracelets features three-dimensional bevelled rectangles linked together, without soldering, into a soft, sinuous structure that fits the wrist perfectly.