CHANEL launches first ever men’s watch “Monsieur de Chanel”
CHANEL introduces the very first men’s watch. The concept, the movement and the case of the new Monsieur watch presented at the 2016 Baselworld had to be developed from scratch. After five years of development, the movement takes the form of the manually-wound Calibre 1, in which the complications (in this case large digital hour at 6 o’clock, retrograde minutes at 12 o’clock and and off-centre small seconds display) are all integrated directly.
Unlike our two preceding examples, the Monsieur crams its complications, including twin barrels for a 72-hour power reserve, into a modest 40mm diameter case. Chanel states that only 300 individually numbered Calibre 1 movements will be produced this year, of which half will equip the Monsieur in the brand’s characteristic beige gold and half will be allocated to a white gold model.