CHANEL : The Première turns 30

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Première Camélia Skeleton

CASE : diamond-set white gold, sapphire back

DIMENSIONS : 28.5 x 37mm

MOVEMENT : mechanical manualwinding (Caliber 2, 48h power reserve), openworked, black ADLC-treated gold

FUNCTIONS : hours, minutes

DIAL : diamondset hands

STRAP : black satin, diamond-set buckle

Première, the first watch from Chanel Horlogerie is celebrating its 30th birthday by welcoming the second Haute Horlogerie movement devised by the in-house Design Studio. Whereas Caliber 1 was intended for men, Caliber 2 is resolutely feminine and, paradoxically, a skeleton interpretation. Developed by the Swiss manufacturer Châtelain, the stylized mechanism forms a three-dimensional camellia, the favorite flower of Mademoiselle Chanel : the layered bridges trace petals opening onto the inner workings of time. Bearing the Leo hallmark, the star sign of the woman who created the brand, this movement unique in its kind is framed by the octagonal shape of the iconic Première case, inspired by the Place Vendôme and the bottle stopper of the legendary N°5 fragrance. The Première Camélia Skeleton is one of the watches selected in the Ladies’ category of the Grand Prix de l’Horlogerie de Genève. It follows in the footsteps of the Signature Grenat secret watch that won the Jewellery Watch prize in 2016.

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