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A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous. Ms Chanel is the girl. Chanel built the unique style for Chanel High Fashion. The unique style and classic elements are applied to Chanel fine watchmaking perfectly. Another two elements of Chanel are the lion and black & white .

ELEMENT 3: Lion
It’s said that lion-themed Chanel high jewelry was designed, since Ms Chanel’s sign is Leo. The lion looks more similar to the lion landmark of Venice, a queen-style lion. Designers have applied the lion mark to Chanel in-house movements, and the lion appeared on the self-made plywoods of calibre1, calibre 2 and calibre 3. Chanel displayed the Monsieur De Chanel Chronosphere clock and H5822 Monsieur De Chanel watch at 2018’s SIHH. Black sculpted lions prop up a round stereo clock, presenting post-modern baroque style. Another sculpted lion in a transparent clock gives off mysterious charm. Although the two works draw the attention, I prefer Monsieur De Chanel men’s wristwatch beige gold version & white gold version. With a beige gold or white gold sculpted lion, jumping hour and retrograde minute indication at 240°, Monsieur De Chanel watch is an absolute classic work.

H5822 Monsieur De Chanel watch

Monsieur De Chanel Chronosphere clock

ELEMENT 4: Black & White
In the opening scene of Coco Avant Chanel, Little Gabrielle Chanel was sent to an orphanage in a carriage. Nuns’ costumes, beds children slept in and black & white decor were planted deeply in Ms Chanel’s childhood, so preferences and extended creativities came from the memory of childhood. That Ms Chanel did well in using black and white to create rich collocation broke the old concepts that women only wore black costumes at the funeral. Black color was given a elegant and dignified life by Ms Chanel in 1926. Ms Chanel loves white and black.

Black and white not only lay the creative foundation but also improve Chanel High Fashion up to a top level. The design inspiration was applied to Chanel fine watchmaking. For example, Chanel Mademoiselle Privé Camélia watch used the coal-black lacquer dial and dazzling diamonds to show color-free absolute power. In addition to that, Chanel J12 collection is another main masterpiece inspired by black and white color. High-tech watch case in rich white and coal-black has been a classic element of The J12 collection. I can’t believe that Chanel just applied the two colors to design J12 collection, a good example of the most successful wristwatch series in the past 20 years. What’s more, Chanel continues to create another surprise with black and white. All new watches of Chanel made a surprise appearance at 2018’s SIHH, but I recommend the J12 Untitled collection highly, because the combination of black, white and unique Arabic numerals is really mysterious and amazing. The J12 Untitled watch is as simple as black and white, but full of mysterious charm. Chanel J12 Untitled collection: only 12 pieces are available. The J12 Untitled black/white high-tech ceramic and steel edition is limited to 1,200 pieces.

Chanel J12 Untitled collection

Maybe only two words to express Ms Chanel are black and white. I expect I can live my life like Ms Chanel’s attitude to the life. I am what I am, and no one can replace me.

Who can attract all attention on her? It’s Coco Chanel. She tried her best to bring her talent into full play, and her influence and quotes are immortal. The later generations have been researching her fashion creation spirit little by little. Designers bring classic elements and fresh vitality into new products. Chanel fine watchmaking reaches up to a new level in 2018. Who said High fashion brand couldn’t create advanced watches? I think the flawless fusion of perfect design and high-end craftsmanship successfully build exclusive features for Chanel. Chanel fine watchmaking is a successful model to combine high fashion and iconic elements. The four iconic elements will make Chanel watch one of the most recognized and classic watch brands.

ELEMENT 1: Celtic Four Fold Knot
Coco Chanel built up rich inspiration on colors, patterns and fashion in D’obazine orphanage, even high fashion and watches were inspired by celtic four fold knot decor on the windows. For Chanel watchmaking, to design movements with such patterns was a challenge. Chanel created such movements from skeleton design. Chanel Boy.Friend Skeleton watch is equipped with in-house movement, calibre 3 inspired by celtic four fold knot decor. The difficult design is how to balance rectangle watch case and skeleton interlaced round circles. Parts of calibre 3 break conventional ways of thinking on designing the plywood and the bridge. From the disassembled parts, we see semicircle and arc-shaped parts which stand out iconic features of Chanel. High-end craftsmanship improves the skeleton movement to an aesthetic level successfully. What’s more, gear train in a vertical column looks unique.

Calibre 3

Chanel Boy.Friend Skeleton watch

ELEMENT 2: Camellia
It’s said that Ms Chanel was fond of camellias, because she likes La Dame aux Camélias. Ms Chanel wore a camellia-shaped brooch in 1923, which opened a new icon as design inspiration. Chanel high jewelry built a camellia-themed collection. Chanel cooperated with APRP yo create a camellia-shaped tourbillon. Thanks for outstanding design and look, the tourbillon gained affirmation from Geneva. The design director, Giulio Papi confessed the camellia tourbillon frame was the most difficult and challenging device of what he designed. The second self-made movement, calibre 2 is a skeleton movement themed by a camellia. Calibre 2 was assembled into Chanel Première Camellia Skeleton watch with rectangle case. The design for calibre 2 faced the same challenge like calibre 3, but calibre 2 with rich lines and layers not only forms camellia outline but also expresses vivid petals in simple ways. Chanel Mademoiselle Privé Camélia skeleton watch is equipped with calibre 2.1, the extended version of calibre 2. An eccentric skeleton camellia blooms in the dial, dazzling, luxury and elegant.

Chanel Première Camellia Skeleton watch with Calibre 2

Chanel Mademoiselle Privé Camélia skeleton watch with calibre 2.1