Chanel launched the first watch in 1987. The design of this watch is inspired by the outline of the octagonal Paris Fontaine and the famous perfume bottle cap No. 5.
Since then, Chanel has successfully entered the first-tier luxury watch brands. Last year, in celebration of the 25th anniversary of the launch of ‘Première’, Chanel introduced the first use of a floating tourbillon movement to launch a mechanical ladies watch with complex functions.
This remarkable tourbillon is the result of close collaboration between Chanel and the designers, engineers and watchmakers of Renaud & Papi (APRP SA), the advanced research and development department of audemars piguet in Switzerland. The first floating tourbillon.
Only Watch 2013 is unique: it is a combination of tradition and modernity. The white gold case is set with 2.2 carats of 169 brilliant-cut diamonds, set against a high-tech ceramic bezel. The rectangular bezel 28.5×37 mm retains the perfect proportion of the classic ‘Première’ watch 19 x 26 mm.
The dial follows the same pattern: alternately flashing black ceramic dials, in the tourbillon position, the elegant camellia center is set with 15 diamonds.
If the tourbillon itself is a work of art, then in Chanel’s watches, the tourbillon is closer to women, and it almost becomes a show suspended in the air.
Other parts are a diamond-studded crown and folding clasp, and a black alligator strap
The mechanical movement developed exclusively by Chanel and Audemars Piguet consists of 225 components, chamfering and beveling are all done by hand, which guarantees the quality of the watch.
For women, the world is full of conflict, and this watch has a power reserve of only 40 hours. This is related to the tourbillon that the watch can see. Maybe the Chanel watch is only a jewelry watch.
The price of this Chanel watch may be around 150,000 Euros.