Brand Spanking New
The beautiful 2019 Chanel Monsieur De Chanel Watch has been crafted in the sophisticated and exquisite designs you would expect, with only a limited edition 55 pieces produced. While you might think luxury timepieces are not in their wheelhouse, you would be mistaken. This watch is evidence they have created an impressive in house movement and have evolved into a very mature maker who is serious about this endeavor. Since the original timepiece launched in 2016 this updated version is spectacular with the easily identifiable dial, presented in black with retrograde minutes and jumping hours. Keeping the dark elegant look the movement is crafted with black plates and bridges. The pop of color comes from the magnificent synthetic rubies that are striking set against the backdrop and rhodium-plated wheels.
Some see the case as a simple holder of mechanisms, but the beauty and significance of the case are what make this timepiece so stunning. A ceramic material, round shaped and measuring at 42mm is the foundation, designed for comfort and such easy wear. The back side of the case is breathtaking. Turning the watch over you see the spherical cutout, the perfect view to the exhibition case, showcasing the powerful and intense movement sitting beneath the sapphire crystal.
To say the dial of the Chanel Monsieur De Chanel is rather simple would be true, but as understated as saying the brand is so plain. Taking bright white indexes and placing them against the matte black background is simply Chanel. The splash of color is provided by thirty synthetic rubies that just compliment the entire face to perfection. Sitting at 6 o’clock the date is encased in a hexagonal silver tone box, a white numeral again placed on the black background. Aesthetically the timepiece is miraculous, such personality and so beautiful. The placement of the 240-degree minute hand hugging the moving second dial and the jumping hour which immediately catches the eye.
For anyone that is not familiar with the brand in-house movement, the Caliber 1 provides a power reserve of three days, and twin barrels. They have worked hard on the movement to be respected and revered in horological circles. The movement is highlighted by the clear case back, a showing of pride and expertise that the brand wants the world to see. The mainsprings generate the power for this amazing piece and are a testament to the working of this movement.
As classic and beautiful as every handbag, as exquisite as every piece of jewelry and clothing the designers have created for this brand, this watch is just the pinnacle of perfect. The limited edition Chanel Monsieur De Chanel Watch is such an excellent choice for a collector, or one who just wants simple elegance on their wrist.