Chanel’s debuts a spectacular in-house watch movement for women: the Calibre 2

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Chanel is quickly developing their portfolio of watches and their dazzling new Première Camélia Skeleton Watch marks another feather in the maison’s cap. This is the first watch for ladies from Chanel to feature an in-house movement and the movement is being called Calibre 2. The first in-house movement from Chanel (Calibre 1) debuted in their Monsieur de Chanel watch last year.

Chanel’s Première is not a new watch at all; this model was originally launched 30 years ago. The new version features the same octagonal shape that’s inspired by the brand’s own No. 5 perfume bottle. The watch is available in a version with 104 brilliant-cut diamonds and 4 baguette-cut diamonds and another with 42 baguette-cut diamonds and 52 brilliant-cut diamonds. Chanel’s simple and classic aesthetic is maintained by the black satin strap and the white gold double folding buckle set with 30 brilliant-cut diamonds.

Chanel’s skeletonized Calibre 2 is a work of art in itself. The movement has been designed in a way that its bridges form the house’s emblem, the Camelia flower. After the idea was conceptualized, it was the technical team’s responsibility to bring the vision to life, which they have certainly done. The movement is manually wound with a 48 hour power reserve. Chanel has gone one step further with the baguette diamond set watch by setting the movement with diamonds too. The brilliant cut diamond case version has no diamonds on the movement, but a bit of dazzle on the watch hands instead. The baguette version will also be available with a full pave bracelet.

According to Hodinkee, prices start at €130,000 (approx. $138,000) for the brilliant-set model while the baguette-set model is to be priced at €190,000 (approx. $200,000) on a satin strap and €260,000 (approximately $276,000) with the full pavé bracelet.

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Hermès reveals gorgeous Faubourg Manchette Joaillerie watches at Baselworld

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This year’s Faubourg Manchette Joaillerie watches combine that signature broad leather cuff with gem-studded bezels and precious stone dials. At first the leather craftsman assembles the cuff strap using the saddle-stitching technique, making three double stitches at each end of the seam before rubbing down the sharp edges and pressing a furrow between the seam and the edge of the leather. The strap contour is dyed and then heat-smoothed with a soldering iron, in an operation known as burnishing. To finish, it is waterproofed with beeswax.
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Next, the watch case’s hollowed out bezel is fitted with 36 precisely cut baguette set gems, color coordinated to the color of the strap. Green straps twinkle with emeralds while blue and brown straps get sapphires in matching hues. The classic black strap gets clear, crystalline diamonds. Even the dials are made from precious gems, green malachite, blue lapis lazuli, amber tiger’s eye and black onyx are each set with four diamonds at the 12, 3, 6 and 9 indices. The colored variants feature rose gold cases and pin buckles while the black one uses white gold.

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Celebrated watchmaker Piaget is proudly showcasing two beautiful artisan techniques in their SIHH 2016 watches. The brand has used the techniques of wood/mother-of-pearl & wood marquetry as well as gold engraving to create incredibly intricate and beautiful Yves Piaget roses on the dials of their ultra-thin Altiplano watches.

Altiplano 38mm dial in wood marquetry
Wood marquetry involves the carving out of wood in order to inlay it with other materials and was common in the 17th and 18th centuries during the Louis XIV and Louis XV style periods. Artisan Rose Saneuil chose the materials of pale pink bird’s-eye maple, light red and pink sycamore and white mother-of-pearl to create the stunning wood marquetry pieces in this collection.
Altiplano 38mm dial in white mother-of-pearl & wood marquetry
The long and delicate process selecting materials to achieve the desired color shades, “labelling” each of the 96 elements so they could be assembled and inlaid within a 32 mm diameter dial. Applying one petal at a time Saneuil was working with hundredth of a millimeter precision to create the beautiful and unique dials.
Altiplano 38mm engraved gold dial
Created by artisan Dick Steenman, this engraved gold dial also pays tribute to the Yves Piaget rose. After using a scriber to outline the petals Steenman sculpted each petal with surgical precision before sanding and smoothing out the surface. The final step was to accentuate the angles and reinforce the folds to perfect the sense of depth and thickness. The entire process takes about 30 hours.

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CHANEL Horlogerie Introduces 5 Exceptional Watches Collection

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CHANEL Horlogerie showcases some exceptional timepieces, a luxury watches collection featuring the excellent movements, charming jewelry appliqués and artistic crafts of the French high-end brand.

5 Luxury Timepieces Exceptionals Movements, New Chanel Horlogerie Collection

Skeleton Flying Tourbillon

The graphic design of its flying tourbillon, that is characterized as a charming comet, is enriched by a skeleton dial come up in line with the signature watchmaking traditions of Chanel. See also Behind the Scenes: Gucci Jewellery and Watches Ad Campaign Holiday 2016.

CHANEL J12 Skeleton Flying Tourbillon Watches

CHANEL J12 Skeleton Flying Tourbillon Watches

Excellent watches in 18-carat white gold and black high-tech* ceramic set with diamonds

Elegant contrast, as a perpetual back and forth between the light of day and the mystery of the night, the flying tourbillon stylized valuable comet lights up the deep black of a skeleton movement and reveals a refined time a unique look.

Openwork Flying Tourbillon

Free dial, this watch represents the successful combination of fine watchmaking and symbolic codes of the Maison CHANEL. Embellished with sparkling diamonds, its enchanting tourbillon fleet stylized swirl as if by fascination. Don’t miss also Michael Kors Sable Watches – The Luxe Women’s Timepieces Collection of the Season.

CHANEL Première Openwork Flying Tourbillon Watches

CHANEL Première Openwork Flying Tourbillon Watches

Modern chic watches in 18-carat white gold set with diamonds available in limited and numbered editions

The precious flying tourbillon shaped camellia, Mademoiselle Chanel’s favorite flower, highlights an openwork dial of deep black. As a floral sculpture, it also magical than air flying tourbillon reveals a diamond camellia heart offering the unique look.

Première Flying Tourbillon With Diamonds

Conformed comet or camellia, each flying tourbillon beats while retaining and almost in secret at the heart of J12 and Première watches. Combining graphic lines and endearing symbols to Mademoiselle CHANEL, these luxury timepieces are coating the way for new concepts of remarkable female watches.

CHANEL Première Flying Tourbillon Embellished with Diamonds

CHANEL Première Flying Tourbillon Embellished with Diamonds

Adorable watches in 18-carat white gold, yellow gold or beige gold finished with luxe diamonds details

Between sweetness and purity, power and femininity, the stylized flying tourbillon camellia dresses in yellow gold, beige or silver and featuring sparkling diamonds. The first of this exceptional diamond-paved case subtly combines the art of watchmaking perfection and spirit of Chanel fashion house. Dolce & Gabbana SOFIA Watches Collection: The Ultimate Hoiday Gift Guide for Her.

Rétrograde Mystérieuse Tourbillon

A perfectly round watch, devoid of side crown, hiding in its uncompromising design an unexpected concentrated horological innovations. The Tourbillon Retrograde Mysterious and combines technical perfection and aesthetic revolution.

CHANEL J12 Rétrograde Mystérieuse Tourbillon

CHANEL J12 Rétrograde Mystérieuse Tourbillon

Refined watch in 18-carat white gold and high-tech* ceramic. Tourbillon, retractable vertical crown, digital minute reading, retrograde minute hand, 10 day power reserve

Concentrate horological innovations and cutting-edge design, the watch J12 Retrograde Mysterious invents an original reading of time. In its white gold dress and high-tech ceramic hides a treasure of mechanical ingenuity in the service of unprecedented aesthetics.

Calibre 3125

A prestigious automatic movement, a case of a rare graphic perfection, pure dial of an exemplary finish. Behind the simplicity of its lines and its mechanical excellence, the watch J12 Calibre 3125 hides an unusual character.

CHANEL J12 Calibre 3125

CHANEL J12 Calibre 3125

Superb timepieces in 18-carat yellow gold and high-tech* ceramic offered in numbered edition

Its high-tech ceramic case and matte 18K yellow gold gives it a sophisticated and refined style. Through a high quality sapphire crystal, the watch J12 Calibre 3125 unveiled its balance bridge crossing a gold rotor and wearing black ceramic. The successful marriage of style and the exception. Discover also the refined details of Slim d’Hermes Watches – Luxury Hermes Timepieces Collection.

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Dolce & Gabbana SOFIA Watches Collection: The Ultimate Gift Guide for Her

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For women, you cannot miss the SOFIA watches, the newest lines of Dolce & Gabbana’s luxury timepieces collection. Dedicated to anticipate the upcoming holiday season, Sofia is unmistakably among the enchanting gift ideas for her. Available in 5 ladylike color options, Sofia is enriched with adorable and attractive gem appliqué.

Dolce & Gabbana SOFIA Watches Collection, Swiss Made Luxury Timepieces for Women

Offered in five choices of lovely and feminine colors; pale blue, beige, grey, black and pink, the icon of style, Swiss made luxury watches of the Italian house are equipped with functional, modern yet innovative hours and minutes indicator, square-shaped case crafted in 18 Kt pink gold materials featuring charming “Sapphire” glass with precious enamel finished dial, this women’s fabulous accessories also has elegant geometric dimensions positioned symmetrically to emphasize an exceptionally fun yet aesthetic shines impression, thanks to the refined strap made of fine silk satin while its 18 Kt rose gold-finished pin buckle closure complete a timeless elegance. The Dolce & Gabbana Swiss luxury timepieces collection Sofia is priced at 5.950,00 Euros.

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Dolce & Gabbana SOFIA Watches WWFC2G-XCKCT-F0321 Pink

Dolce & Gabbana SOFIA Watches WWFC2G-XCKCT-F0321 Pink

Dolce & Gabbana SOFIA Watches WWFC2G-XCKCT-B0028 Light Blue

Dolce & Gabbana SOFIA Watches WWFC2G-XCKCT-B0028 Light Blue

Dolce & Gabbana SOFIA Watches WWFC2G-XCKCT-M0126 Beige

Dolce & Gabbana SOFIA Watches WWFC2G-XCKCT-M0126 Beige

Dolce & Gabbana SOFIA Watches WWFC2G-XCKCT-8L739 Grey

Dolce & Gabbana SOFIA Watches WWFC2G-XCKCT-8L739 Grey

Dolce & Gabbana SOFIA Watches WWFC2G-XCKCT-N0000 Black

Dolce & Gabbana SOFIA Watches WWFC2G-XCKCT-N0000 Black

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Slim d’Hermes Watches – Luxury Hermes Timepieces Collection

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In Hermès, the time is in constant motion. This year is very promising for the firm because they are many and interesting innovations presented. The new Slim d’Hermès Watches are designed by the creative director of La Montre Hermès, Philippe Delhotal.

Hermès Watches Slim d'Hermès 39.5 mm in rose gold with minutes track & Arabic numerals

One of these outstanding releases is the new collection of Slim d’Hermès. With the wide range of watches it meets the firm has “declared willingness to go to basics” and this momentum “it leads into an elementary sobriety design in an extremely thin case.” Hermès brilliantly summarizes the philosophy of this line of thin watches with magnificent simplicity.

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The new line Slim d’Hermès has been designed by Creative Director of La Montre Hermès, Philippe Delhotal. Simplicity was the maximum of its creator when he embarked on this project because the luxury timepieces has to be the expression of a movement that will substantially with rigor and balance.

Delhotal is synthesized the elegant Slim d’Hermès watches with the innovative signature of the French fashion house. It used the font created for Hermès Apeloig graphic designer Philippe, who maintain close ties with the firm for years. With a slight stroke, Philippe Apeloig imposes a lively pace in Arabic numerals and marks the cadence of time.

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Slim d’Hermès emerges from an exercise in style based on the most authentic minimalism. Its case is thin, the handles are angled and the field is open. Balance, rigor, simplicity and watchmaking tradition, of course with the signature details of the house.

La Montre Hermès has created the older models of elegant Slim d’Hermès in one new caliber with only 2.6 mm. It’s all a watchmaker exercise achieve automatic mechanism as lean for what should have been minimizing the thickness and diameter of the rotor. Through the open bottom, covered by a sapphire crystal, you can see the mechanism manufactured by Hermès with its initial as a decorative motif.

Hermès Watches Slim d'Hermès 39.5 mm Perpetual Calendar

The star of the collection is Slim d’Hermès watch with perpetual calendar. It is also very flat, but offers one of the complications most expensive and difficult to perform watchmaking. This model has the memory of time as it takes into account the length of the months and do not forget the leap. It is set for a period of four years and offers the phases of the moon and a second time zone.

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The more refined and elegant version of the latest Hermès timepieces collection is expressed in male and female key. The elegant watches are 39.5 mm case in steel or pink gold and equipped with the new ultra-winding mechanism and for woman, it features a quartz movement in boxes of pink gold or steel, 32 and 25 mm, with or without diamonds on the bezel.

If skin talk, Hermès has much to say. For new Slim d’Hermès watches, the luxury French fashion house has designed a wide variety of alligator leather straps which vary in color depending on the diameter of the case and whether accompanied or not diamond.

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Hermès Watches Slim d'Hermès 25 mm in steel with diamonds and in rose goldHermès Watches Slim d’Hermès 25 MM

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