The Luxury Collection - - Baselworld 2017 -

The won­der­ful thing about a fash­ion brand en­ter­ing a pre­ci­sion field is the man­ner in which it is able to stretch bound­aries. Un­fet­tered by tech­ni­cal con­ven­tions and sci­en­tific lega­cies, it can con­ceive the watch purely as an ob­ject of plea­sure and style, nat­u­rally with­out com­pro­mis­ing on the tech­ni­cal ex­per­tise and ar­ti­sanal fi­nesse that goes into its mak­ing.

2017 marks thirty years since Chanel brought its unique creative ge­nius and in­fal­li­ble in­stinct for glam­our to bear on watch­mak­ing. At Basel­world, this year, the brand show­cased, among oth­ers, two col­lec­tions that have helped it carve a niche of its own in the world of haute jewelry and horol­ogy.

Made­moi­selle Privé – Coro­man­del Glyp­tic and Sculpted Gold

The jewelry watch col­lec­tion, “Made­moi­selle Privé”, opens the door to the in­ti­mate world of Gabrielle Chanel by show­cas­ing her most cher­ished sym­bols and the things she loved to be sur­rounded by. In the Coro­man­del Glyp­tic watch, one is wit­ness to the an­cient Egyp­tian jewelry art of the glyp­tic be­ing used to give the watch di­als in­spired by the renowned Coro­man­del screens, a unique depth and re­al­ism. Crafted by the finest mas­ter ar­ti­sans - enam­ellers, en­gravers, carvers and stone-set­ters - each dial is unique and the re­sult of more than a hun­dred hours of fo­cused creative ef­fort.

Pre­mière Camélia Skele­ton

This year also marks the 30th an­niver­sary of the Pre­mière watch and Chanel com­mem­o­rates the mile­stone ap­pro­pri­ately with the Pre­mière Camélia Skele­ton. This ex­cep­tional piece is equipped with the sec­ond in-house Chanel move­ment, the Cal­i­bre 2, whose ethe­real ge­om­e­try sketches out the shape of a Camel­lia flower. This skele­ton move­ment in deep­est black with op­tional gem-set­tings, unique in its genre, thus in­car­nates one of the iconic sym­bols of the House. Con­ceived by the Stu­dio of Cre­ation at Place Vendôme, be­fore be­ing de­signed, de­vel­oped, con­trolled and as­sem­bled by the Swiss Man­u­fac­turer Châte­lain, the Cal­i­bre 2 il­lus­trates – in its genes and de­sign – the ab­so­lute lib­erty of the House’s Stu­dio of Cre­ation. It is pre­sented in three di­a­mond stud­ded ver­sions - two num­bered edi­tions with to­tal di­a­mond weights of 5.53 and 7.82 carats re­spec­tively and a lim­ited edi­tion of just 12 pieces that has a to­tal di­a­mond weight of 22.66 carats.

Made­moi­selle Privé Coro­man­del Glyp­tic and Sculpted Gold

Pre­mière Camélia Skele­ton

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