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Chanel Chanel takes a stake in Kenissi Manufacture

Chanel acquires an equity holding in Swiss manufacturer Kenissi.

Chanel continues to strengthen its position in prestigious watchmaking by taking a stake in Kenissi, a new Swiss manufacturer of automatic movements. This move, initiated in 1993 with the purchase of the G&F Châtelain Manufacture located in La Chaux-de-Fonds, is part of the desire to provide its creations with the highest quality casings and movements.

Currently based in Geneva, Kenissi offers a range of robust and high performance calibers. In 2021, the society will be moving to a new building in Le Locle.

During Baselworld 2019, Chanel will present a brand new creation equipped with an automatic movement created by the Kenissi Manufacture.


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7 January 2019
Penn Nigel
Who are Kenissi? For whom do they make movements?
7 January 2019
That's the question on everyone's lips today! They have been active as a supplier (mainly crystals) but seem to be branching out into movement manufacture, with a new factory set to open in Le Locle (adjoining a new Tudor factory) over the next couple of years. Stay tuned around Baselworld to find out more on WorldTempus! 

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