Timothée Chalamet Designs His Own Cartier Necklace For ‘Dune: Part Two’ Red Carpet
— Updated on 20 February 2024

Timothée Chalamet Designs His Own Cartier Necklace For ‘Dune: Part Two’ Red Carpet

— Updated on 20 February 2024
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Crowns might be sufficient for kings, but for God-Emperors, ‘1 of 1’ Cartier necklaces are the move apparently.

Over the weekend, amid the spectacle of Dune: Part Two‘s London premiere, actor Timothée Chalamet (who plays the sci-fi saga’s messianic hero, Paul Atreides) was captured striding down the red carpet in an array of suitably high-concept regalia.

Fashion pundits have already lavished copious amounts of attention on Chalamet’s choice of attire (designed expressly for the young star by friend and regular creative collaborator Haider Ackermann).

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Bling enthusiasts, on the other hand, had their smartphones trained firmly on Chalamet’s neckwear: a modular design encrusted with 900 gemstones which marks the latest collaboration between the actor and famed Maison.

Conceived with the aid of Marie-Laure Cérède, Creative Director of Jewellery & Watchmaking, the uniquely commissioned necklace — we might as well start calling it “the Muad’Dib special” — utilises a wheel disk-esque construction, allowing its wearer to rotate individual segments to show off a vast range of gem-set combinations.

Cartier spokespeople haven’t been shy about touting this unique creation’s connection to the “aesthetic of the Dune film itself”; and while that may be a tidy little bit of narrative marketing, it’s not without the requisite amount of merit.

The necklace’s mottled gold-work and inverted diamond setting might well remind fans of Dune of the series’ iconic ‘sandworms’. Blue sapphires, in the most electrifying of shades, also double as a clear allusion to the “Eyes of Ibad”: the phenomenon that occurs when inhabitants of Arrakis (the film’s chief setting) aggressively ingest the magical, psychoactive chemical known as ‘spice’.

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All told, this marks Chalamet’s second official team-up with Cartier. Yet the meteoric Hollywood star and internet heartthrob has had a low-key penchant for the brand at least since late 2022, when he was first spotted at the 79th Venice International Film Festival rocking a Tank à Vis ‘Dual Time’.

Here’s hoping he doesn’t start applying Dune‘s whole “he who can destroy a thing” philosophy to his growing collection of Cartier treasures.

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Following 6 years in the trenches covering consumer luxury across East Asia, Randy joins Boss Hunting as the team's Commercial Editor. His work has been featured in A Collected Man, M.J. Bale, Soho Home, and the BurdaLuxury portfolio of lifestyle media titles. An ardent watch enthusiast, boozehound and sometimes-menswear dork, drop Randy a line at [email protected].

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