Chanel Mademoiselle Privé Watch with Embroidered Camellia
Here are two new models of this jewelry watch where, for the first time in watchmaking, diamonds and fine pearls have been embroidered.
The jewelry watch collection Mademoisele Privé - two words found on Gabrielle Chanel's design-studio door, at rue Cambon in Paris - is a showcase for the symbols Coco Chanel dearly cherished and the element she loved to have around her.
Originally associated with masculine dress - 19th-century dandies wore camellias in their buttonholes - Coco Chanel laid claim to camellias for her feminine wardrobe. Today, produced in a wide range of materials and forms the camellia is one of Chanel's key symbols, which never ceases re-interpreting it through its watchmaking and fine jewellery collections.
Mademoiselle Privé Watch with Embroidered Camellia
For almost a century, the House of Lesage has been embroidering elaborate designs for all the top names in haute couture and fashion, and continues perpetuating its exceptional know-how. For the very first time in watchmaking, diamonds and fine pearls have been embroidered.
Fine pearls stitched with gold and silk threads, rose-cut diamonds, flakes of gold and gold seed-stitch form precious camellias on ink-black fabric.
The tour de force is found in how the thickness of the embroidery fits into the extremely thin 18K yellow gold watchcase and how the hands - also in gold - turn just above the raised seed-stitch. Each camellia is produced by hand and needle and so each dial is a unique piece.
The watch houses a high-precision quartz movement displaying the hours and minutes and is worn on a black satin bracelet whose 18K yellow gold ardillon buckle is set with 80 brilliant-cut diamonds.
Through her life, Gabrielle Chanel embodied strength, character and a fierce desire for independence. Maison CHANEL, avant-garde and constantly innovative, has come down through the decades to become an unmistakable symbol of distinction, elegance and refinement.Find out more
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