The lion not only represented Gabrielle Chanel's sign of the zodiac, Leo, but also was a major source of inspiration for all of her work. The lion has remarkable symbolic power evoking the sun, strength, wisdom and justice, all of which were dear to Gabrielle Chanel.
"I was born under the sign of Leo. Because I am a lion and, like it, I unleash my claws to prevent others from harming me. But, believe me, scratching causes me more suffering than being scratched," she once said.
The MADEMOISELLE PRIVÉ model represents the lion constellations and presents a magnificent lion engraving on the gold dial, highlighted by a layer of translucent blue enamel. The combination of the two is discreet yet captivating.
|CASE||18K white gold set with 513 brilliant-cut and snow-set diamonds and 7 baguette-cut diamonds. (Estimated weight: 3.63 carats)|
|DIAL||18K white gold and a lion motif sculpted in relief beneath translucent blue Grand Feu enamel. Bead setting and invisible setting of 30 diamonds. (Estimated weight: 1.08 carats)|
|MOVEMENT||Self-winding mechanical movement. 42-hour power reserve.|
|CRYSTAL||Clear anti-reflective sapphire.|
|CASE BACK||18K white gold.|
|CROWN||Crown set with 35 brilliant cut diamonds and an ogive blue sapphire.|
|CLASP||Folding buckle in 18K white gold set with 80 brilliant-cut diamonds.|