FINE WATCHMAKING MOVEMENTS
The finest watchmaking movements dedicated to elegance.
"Always subtract, never add back" is the CHANEL Allure philosophy that inspired the Calibre 1. It is a journey to find artistic purity backed by technical excellence – the powerhouse behind the Monsieur watch's inner beauty. The Calibre 1 is a mechanical work of art accentuated by two round skeleton bridges deeply entwined into the black movement.
IN 18K GOLD OR PLATINUM
Created exclusively for men, the Monsieur watch defies the codes of Fine Watchmaking both inside and out. Fitted with the first movement to have been specially designed and produced by the CHANEL Manufacture, this timepiece reconciles technical complexity with a pure aesthetic. In 2018, it will be released with a Grand Feu enamel dial adorned with a Lion in sculpted gold.
The Calibre 2 is the second movement designed by the creative studio located at Place Vendôme and produced exclusively by the CHANEL Swiss Manufacture. The Camélia Skeleton offers a feminine foray into the world of Fine Watchmaking. Entirely styled in the shape of a camellia, Mademoiselle’s favourite flower, it embodies the absolute artistic freedom of CHANEL creation.
PREMIÈRE CAMÉLIA SKELETON WATCHES
The Première Camélia Skeleton watch celebrates one of the most poetic emblems of CHANEL: the camellia. Produced by the CHANEL Swiss Manufacture, its Fine Watchmaking movement highlights the flower’s floral geometry in three dimensions. It is housed within the watch’s precious case, which is inspired by the octagonal shape of the Place Vendôme. This creation embodies a romantic vision of time that is simultaneously precious and precise, unique and desirable, timeless and contemporary. CHANEL has been awarded the Grand Prix d'Horlogerie de Genève for this exceptional piece, in the Ladies category.
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Première Camélia Skeleton
This third movement designed by the CHANEL Creative Studio is characterised by its ultra modern sleek and aesthetic lines. Its high-precision watchmaking technology is enhanced by its transparency, highlighting the subtlety and finesse of the movement.
BOY·FRIEND Skeleton Watch
For the first time ever, the movement of the BOY·FRIEND watch is visible from the back to the front. The black, graphic skeleton movement of CHANEL manufacture boasts an unprecedented elegance, highlighting the masculine inspired design elements of the watch. It accentuates its clean lines and perfectly balanced proportions, while complementing its understated case.
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Whether styled in a comet or camellia shape, each flying tourbillon ticks away quietly, almost secretly, at the heart of the J12 and Première watches. Blending graphic shapes with the symbols cherished by Mademoiselle Chanel, these watches lay the foundations for a new path in women's Fine Watchmaking.
Movement designed exclusively for CHANEL by the Renaud & Papi Manufacture (APRP SA)
- Mechanical movement with manual winding.
- Power reserve: 40 hours
- Number of parts: 225.
- Parts chamfered, drawn and circular-grained by hand
- Number of jewels: 18.
- Flying Tourbillon: 73 parts - carriage mass 0.432 g.
- Frequency: 21,600 vibrations/hour (3 Hz).
- Motor unit: 1 fixed-clamp barrel.
- Spring torque: 720 g.mm.
- "Customized" rectangular bottom plate.
- Anti-shock system on the balance.
- Variable-inertia balance.
PREMIÈRE FLYING TOURBILLON WATCHES
IN 18K GOLD SET WITH DIAMONDS AND PRECIOUS GEMSTONES
Blending softness, purity, power and femininity, this flying tourbillon styled as a camellia is crafted in yellow gold, white gold or BEIGE GOLD and is set with glittering diamonds or precious gemstones. The paved case of this exceptional Première watch subtly combines the art of watchmaking perfection and the couture spirit of CHANEL.
J12 Skeleton Flying Tourbillon
A refined timepiece with unique allure. With a brilliant display of contrasts, perpetually oscillating between the brightness of day and the mystery of night, this flying tourbillon styled as a precious comet, illuminates deep black with a skeleton movement.
OPENWORK PREMIÈRE FLYING TOURBILLON WATCHES
in 18K gold set with diamonds
Shaped like the camellia — Mademoiselle Chanel's favourite flower — this magical, airy, flying tourbillon showcases an intense black, open-worked dial. Delicate and precious, the case reveals a diamond-set heart.