BREAK­ING THE CODE

Chanel’s lat­est time­piece is a les­son in de­ci­pher­ing the mai­son’s iconic codes, as Amy Yasmine dis­cov­ers.

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#1: IT’S IN THE BAG

In­spired by the clas­sic 2.55 bag, the mai­son’s lat­est Code Coco time­piece pays homage to a peren­nial clas­sic. First in­tro­duced by Made­moi­selle Chanel in Fe­bru­ary 1955, the clasp dou­bles up as a dial in the most dis­creet man­ner, re­spect­ing tra­di­tions with con­tem­po­rary ir­rev­er­ence.

#2: BE­TWEEN THE LINES

Con­sider the time­piece a mod­ern in­ter­pre­ta­tion of a se­cret watch. Hid­den be­hind the Made­moi­selle Lock (an el­e­ment bor­rowed from the orig­i­nal 2.55 de­sign), the time­piece’s hands dis­creetly tell time.

#5: QUILT TRIP

Here, another iconic code from the mai­son makes its mark. Crafted from steel, the 2.55’s hall­mark quilts are given a fu­tur­is­tic twist (see also: the mai­son’s Au­tumn/ Win­ter ’17 col­lec­tion for more point­ers). Sup­ple, sleek, but with a tough-girl at­ti­tude, Chanel’s codes are once again re­de­fined.

#4: DI­A­MONDS ARE FOR­EVER

For­tune favours the bold, and Code Coco’s blingedup vari­a­tion is ev­i­dent of that. With 52 bril­liant­cut di­a­monds adorn­ing its bezel, and a sin­gle princess-cut di­a­mond set upon its dial, no mat­ter the style, di­a­monds will al­ways be a girl’s best friend.

#3: SMALL AND MIGHTY

They say great things come in small pack­ages, and how ev­i­dently so, with the lat­est Code Coco. Con­sider its size: At just 38.1 x 21.5 mil­lime­tres, the time­piece has the abil­ity to re­sist wa­ter up to 30 me­tres, all the while hous­ing a high-pre­ci­sion quartz move­ment.

Chanel’s lat­est time­piece, Code Coco, pays homage to the mai­son’s iconic 2.55 bag

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