After nearly three decades of pampering women with fine watchmaking, Chanel decided to delight its male clientele through the introduction of its first men’s timepiece. Dubbed the Monsieur de Chanel, and presented at at Baselworld 2016, the watch took five years to develop. It eatures Chanel’s first movement made in-house, the Calibre 1, a double complication consisting of 170 components and was the first timepiece built at the brand’s La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland.
The watch’s 240-degree display allows for the movement, an Instant Jumping Hour and retrograde minute indication, to take place, which means the minute hand jumps to zero at the start of each hour.
The Monsieur de Chanel will be released in a total of 300 examples: 150 in beige gold and 150 in white gold. The timepiece will not be available for purchase until June 2. For interested consumers, Chanel has shared a registration page on its Web site to keep up-to-date.