The video starts with the CHANEL Fine Jewelry logo, it then displays the title of the video “N°5 Collection The Flowers”. Inspired by the flowers of the N°5 perfume, the pieces appear one after the other, shown in their entirety and rotating from top to bottom: a ring, two brooches and a pair of earrings. Using close-ups to view the stones on each creation, we can then see the smaller details of the different pieces. The video ends with the CHANEL Fine Jewelry logo.
“For the N°5 Collection, I wanted to source an extraordinary diamond to reflect Gabrielle Chanel’s exacting standards used in the creation of the fragrance.”
— Patrice Leguéreau
“From the beginning of the process, I knew that I wanted to do a piece with a very special gemstone,” says Patrice Leguéreau, Director of the Fine Jewelry Creation Studio, “and after months of research, a diamond was found that would support this idea.”
The video starts with the CHANEL Fine Jewelry logo, it then displays the title of the video “N°5 Collection”, and the 55.55-ct diamond. Here we see the different steps for preparing and cutting the 55.55-ct diamond that is found on the 55.55 necklace, the masterpiece from the collection. The video ends with the CHANEL Fine Jewelry logo.
Fiery white and eternally flawless, a rare diamond has been exactingly cut to 55.55 carats in honor of the legendary fragrance. In the same stroke of creativity in which N°5 was created, this stone is mounted on a necklace of signature design that embodies the codes of the perfume: the silhouette of the stopper and bottle, a clasp in the form of the numerical five, and a shimmering fall of hand-set diamonds that cascade like the perfume’s bouquet.
Surrounding the 55.55-carat stone, the necklace takes form in more than 700 diamonds, each sourced and validated by the CHANEL Stone Department together with the Jewelry Creation Studio. The neck extends in baguette-cut stones as calibrated diamonds shape the shoulders, while the neckband is a fall of brilliant-cut diamonds gradating to shimmering pave. Five pear-cut stones identical in quality, including an 8.36-carat diamond, are droplets of the fabled perfume, harmoniously blending like the notes of the fragrance.
N°5 Collection The Bottle
A film of Savoir-faire: The Bottle
The film starts with the CHANEL Fine Jewelry logo, followed by the title “N°5 Collection The Bottle”. Patrice Leguéreau, director of the CHANEL Fine Jewelry Creative Studio, is observing a diamond. He is then seen painting the silhouette of the N°5 perfume bottle which has served as inspiration for many pieces from the Fine Jewelry collection. In the background we see different drawings of perfumes. We then see the diamond ready to be place on top of the 55.55 necklace’s gouache, a masterpiece from the collection. The video ends with the CHANEL Fine Jewelry logo.
The 55.55-carat diamond evokes the purity of the infamous bottle, but like the mysterious woman who wears the fragrance, it also guards a secret. Further challenging the boundaries of High Jewelry design and the savoir-faire that crafts it, the diamond has been cleverly fashioned to mimic the form of the N°5 stopper, detaching as if one was about to apply a splash of the famous perfume. Patrice Leguéreau adds of this remarkable feat, “I want to look forward not backwards—to celebrate the timeless creation that N°5 is, and all that it holds for the future.”
The olfactory notes of N°5 are inextricably linked with the visual motifs of another High Jewelry collection, Bijoux de Diamants, the cosmos-inspired pieces created by Gabrielle Chanel in 1932. The magic of this synergy inspired Patrice Leguéreau’s creativity, seamlessly fusing present and past. Night-Blooming Jasmine, with its five illuminated petals, dazzles in diamonds like the cosmic stars. Ylang-Ylang claims the form of the sun, bursting forth in golden rays that bathe the May Rose, whose name represents the icon of the fragrance, and the forms of the celestial bodies that nurture flowers from the heavens.