LOST IN TIME Ex­pe­ri­ence the bril­liance of ar­ti­sanal crafts­man­ship be­hind Chanel’s latest Made­moi­selle Privè Coro­man­del time­piece. By Amy Yas­mine.

Harper’s Bazaar (Malaysia) - - The Jewels -

The sculpted gold branch is care­fully fixed to the onyx dial

Made­moi­selle Privé Coro­man­del watch in gold with di­a­monds, Chanel

Atime for­got­ten, but never lost: Chanel’s Made­moi­selle Privé calls upon a mem­ory of Ori­en­tal mag­nif­i­cence with snow-set di­a­monds, bril­liant beige gold, mother-of-pearl, and a mys­te­ri­ous onyx dial. Hand­made and crafted to per­fec­tion in four to five weeks, the time­pieceti is a stun­ning jewel on its own with state-of-the-art fea­tures in­clud­ing a self-wind­ing me­chan­i­cal move­ment, 42-hour power re­serve, and wa­ter re­sis­tance up to 30 me­tres.

Through a per­plex­ing process, Chanel’s masterm watch­mak­ers were able to cre­ate in­tri­cate tree­tre branches by cut­ting through pieces of beige gold with a jew­eller’s saw, be­fore shap­ing and en­grav­ing the pre­cious­pre­ciou me­tal with an im­i­ta­tion bark pat­tern that gives it its dis­tinct­dist re­al­is­tic form. To add to the charm,char golden guil­loche leaves and mother-of-pearl­mot flow­ers were laid upon theth onyx dial, lend­ing a sense of nat­u­ral­natur har­mony to the ma­jes­tic Made­moi­selleMd Privé time­piece – a tes­ta­ment to the ev­er­last­ing el­e­gance of the house of Chanel. The fin­ished sculp­ture of golden branches A close-up of the mother- of- pearl

el­e­ments

Com­par­i­son of the gold sculp­ture with its orig­i­nal draw­ing

Saw work on a golden

plate to cre­ate the time­piece’s unique mo­tif

Mother- of-pearl makes up the flow­ers on the dial

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