Unveiled at Watches & Wonders 2024, this creation from the e CHANEL COUTURE O’CLOCK Collection is an extraordinary haute horlogerie tribute to haute couture. The CHANEL Watchmaking Creation Studio, inspired by the lively atmosphere in the rue Cambon atelier, orchestrates a choreography of couture busts to the rhythms of «My Woman» by Al Bowlly, a melody that Mademoiselle liked to hum.

The chandelier with diamond droplets, the plinth inspired by the upholstered sofa and the gold embellishments all evoke Gabrielle Chanel’s apartment. Mounted on a long gold chain necklace dotted with diamonds is the key for winding the mechanism of this unique piece, in which the time is displayed on tape measure. At once a musical box, a clock and an automaton, this exceptional piece was crafted by the expertise of a large team of highly skilled artisans. From the diamond-encrusted droplets of the miniature chandelier to the meticulously crafted and tuned musical mechanism, this unique creation is a tour de force of technical and aesthetic sophistication.

Unique Piece
Glass dome
Faceted onyx stone trimmed with 18K yellow gold set with 36 diamonds (3.60 carats)
Chandelier in 18K yellow gold with black coating, 18K yellow gold candlesticks
and 26 pear-cut diamonds tassels (~6.24 carats)
5 busts in natural aluminum ceramic trimmed with black leather ribbons each decorated
with one 18K yellow gold brooch set with 6 brilliant-cut diamonds
(~0.40 carat). Tripod in steel with black coating and 18K yellow gold handle set
with 22 diamonds
(~0.31 carat). Top and lower ixing in 18K yellow gold.
Ribbon in natural aluminum ceramic printed with 24-hour and minutes indexes in black lacquer
Fine pearl and support in 18K yellow gold with black coating, and 18K yellow
gold indicator set with a baguette-cut diamond (~0.22 carat)
Base covered with a marquetry of 245 pieces of onyx trimmed with 18K yellow gold
circle set with 160 brilliant-cut diamonds (~23.04 carats) and 18K yellow gold feet.
Manual-winding movement
Power reserve: ~7 days
Functions: hours, minutes
Dimensions: 19.8×34.2cm
Diamonds: 336 brilliant-cut diamonds (~30.92 carats)
26 pear-cut diamonds (~6.24 carats)
1 baguette-cut diamond (~0.22 carat)
18K yellow gold winding key set with 229 brilliant-cut diamonds (~5.98 carats)
18K yellow gold long necklace set with 132 brilliant-cut diamonds (~8.27 carats)

Haute horlogerie craftsmanship at its best.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © CHANEL
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