The jewelry watch collection, entitled “Mademoiselle Privé”, opens the door to the intimate world of Gabrielle Chanel, and showcases her most cherished symbols and objects she loved to have around her. In the hands of the finest master artisans – enamellers, engravers, carvers and stone-setters – this collection adds yet another chapter to Chanel’s creative saga and uncovers new grounds for expressing unsurpassed skill and know-how of the Métiers d’Art craftsmanship used in Fine Watchmaking and High Jewelry.
For 2018, Chanel presents for the first time a Mademoiselle Privé watch fitted with a Fine Watchmaking movement, the Calibre 2.1 Camélia Skeleton. Its ethereal geometry tracing a Camellia flower, this movement was drawn and designed in-house by the Chanel Watchmaking Creative Studio and developed and assembled by the Chanel manufacture in Switzerland. In becoming a showcase for Fine Watchmaking, the Mademoiselle Privé collection pens a new chapter in its creative history. Its aesthetic qualities and technical skill are elevated to Métiers d’Art in their own right.