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When it re­leased in 2016, the Mon­sieur time­piece had the dis­tinc­tion of be­ing Chanel’s first ded­i­cated men’s watch, which was de­signed and built from scratch in-house, com­plete with the mai­son’s first high-watch­mak­ing move­ment, Cal­i­bre 1. For 2018, Mon­sieur de Chanel in­cor­po­rates the lion mo­tif into a lim­ited-edi­tion series that com­prises: two ver­sions of the Mon­sieur watch; a pocket watch (pic­tured) and a clock. The king of the jun­gle ap­pears in the form of a sculp­ture on the enamel dial of the time­pieces, which are avail­able in beige gold or white gold with 46 baguette-cut di­a­monds, and lim­ited to 20 pieces each. The man­ual Chrono­sphere Clock, only five pieces of which are avail­able, rests on the backs of four black lion fig­urines, crafted from colour-treated bronze. The sin­gle-piece pocket watch, mean­while, is equipped with Chanel’s lat­est Cal­i­bre 2.2 me­chan­i­cal skele­ton move­ment. It comes in a white gold case set with 57 baguette-cut di­a­monds, with the fop­pish lion – in 18K gold and a black HyCeram coat­ing – oc­cu­py­ing pride of place on the base of the stand.

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