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Chanel - The Première turns 30

Chanel The Première turns 30

Thirty years after the creation of Chanel's first timepiece "Première", Caliber 2 was born beneath a camellia flower.

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 was awarded with the "Ladies" Prize at 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.

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

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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.

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