The Anatomy of a Flower
Chanel made quite the mark last year by debuting the Monsieur de Chanel, the brand’s first watch developed exclusively for men. It contained the brand’s first in-house movement, the Calibre 1. This year, as Chanel commemorates the 30th anniversary of its première watch series, the brand presented the second in-house caliber in a range of timepieces that’s designed exclusively for women. Named the Calibre 2, the movement is constructed to resemble the shape of the camellia flower, which the watch is named after. The series includes one model boasting 387 baguettecut diamonds and 563 brilliantcut diamonds that weigh in a total of 22.66 carats. This octagonalshaped jewelry watch—which is designed as a reference to the Place Vendôme—is limited to only 12 pieces.