This just in! With #BaselWorld2017 currently ongoing in Basel, Switzerland, Chanel has released a fine selection of watch novelties for the year, and this post will pretty much cover all the ones that I think are to die for. No word yet on their exact prices or release dates, so for now you’ll just have to be content with ogling them online here.
First up, the new #MademoiselleJ12, which is THE watch that marries your love for Coco Chanel and the J12 most wondrously. Limited to just 555 pieces worldwide per colour, it features a lacquered illustration of the Gabrielle herself whose hands literally tell time, yes, they move. Available in both Black and White ceramic styles, the tentative price is set at EUR6900 for now. Which, in all honesty, makes it a pretty cool collectible that won’t exactly break the bank either, especially if you’re a lover of anything and everything Chanel.
For something more understated and something even the boys can get for themselves now, allow me to present the new variations on the Boyfriend. On the left, the sublime Boyfriend in Tweed Beige Gold set with 62 brilliant-cut diamonds. Available in Small and Medium sizes, the one I’m tempted by is the one on the right, the Boyfriend in a new size, Large. Measuring some 37 mm by 28.6 mm, it’s definitely something the more forward of men amongst you can sport on your wrist. Feel the one in Tweed here is still too flashy? There’s a large one in steel, finished with an alligator strap that’s also very handsome.
Next we’ve got the Première Camélia Skeleton, one of the pieces specially created to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Première watch. Equipped with Chanel’s second in-house movement, the Calibre 2, the Camélia has been reimagined into the movement of this fine timepiece which you can already see right through. Yes, that’s nothing revolutionary but given how much thought must have gone into the movement to represent that iconic bloom makes it pretty spectacular in my books.
There are so many more pieces I’ve yet to share with you all, but let’s end off for now with another J12. Limited to just 1200 pieces and only available in White ceramic, it’s known as the J12 Graffiti, which you’ll surely get why just by looking at the watch face. Purely a graphic interpretation with all the numbers having fallen off the face (and some on the bezel), this 38 mm beauty is perfect for the woman who has a sense of humour, prefers living a life unconventional and doesn’t mind fun for fun’s sake, which in a way, is pretty much how Coco Chanel lived hers.