It is uncommon for a fashion house to be taken seriously as a horlogerie brand — unless, obviously, it is Chanel we are speaking about.
Chanel is merely one of a couple of style houses which take watches seriously; it’s generated an impressive collection of timepieces.
Since launch its very first opinion — the Première — in 1987, the maison has really gone from strength to strength, starting its own hit J12 timepiece in 2000, and its first men’s opinion — the Monsieur de Chanel — at 2016.
This season marks the 30th anniversary of this very first Chanel Première watch, that boasts a situation silhouette inspired by the No. 5 perfume bottle-stopper, in addition to Place Ven?me, observed by a bird’s-eye view. This calibre, the 2nd in-house motion for its maison, is assembled in such a way as to resemble the curves and shapes of a camellia blossom, which the timepiece is named later. The manual-winding mechanical motion includes a 48-hour power book and is made of 107 components.
The women’s mechanical watch come in three different versions, the H5251, the H5252 along with also the H5253, all which include varying degrees of gem-setting. The very impressive version is that the H5253 full-set model restricted to 12 bits, which includes diamonds on the scenario, a camellia skeleton, crown, along with the buckle and bracelet for a total of 22.66cts.
Also revealed were fresh interpretations of its own ever-popular J12, which utilizes high quality ceramic. The highlights of this group were the lively J12 Graffiti and the Mademoiselle J12.
The J12 Graffiti comes with a dial with numbers that seem like they toppled to the bottom half.
It’s limited to 1,200 bits and is powered through an automatic movement with a 42-hour electricity book.
The Mademoiselle J12, that comes in a black and a white edition, has on its dial up a cartoon version of Coco Chanel within her posh tweed suit. Her arms are utilized as the watch’s hand. Both variations are restricted to 555 bits.
Chanel also introduced, for the very first time , a dining table clock as part of its Mademoiselle Privé collection.
The Coromandel table clock is a exceptional piece, and its own 68mm dial is adorned with a flower motif greatly comprising beige gold and made using historical Egyptian glyptic technique. The theme is done in a fashion reminiscent of Coco Chanel’s prized Coromandel displays which she had to decorate her apartment. Inside ticks an open-worked mechanical manual-winding movement using an 8-day electricity book.