Les Eternelles de Chanel is a new collection of exceptional high jewellery watches, showcased this Baselworld. This brand new “capsule” collection consists of three ultra-feminine secret watches inspired by three of the most cherished symbols of the house – the magic of comets, the simplicity of camellias and the lightness of feathers. Each of the High Jewelry secret watches was designed as a cuff cased in 18k white gold and set with precious stones, and all are handmade in the Parisian ateliers of Chanel on the Place Vendôme.
The Comet Secret Watch is tribute to the comet that Gabrielle Chanel created in 1932 for her Bijoux de Diamants collection. This cuff combines diamonds and sapphires to evoke a star-studded sky at night. The finger glides over a sparkling constellation of stars, to engage a tiny star with a sapphire at its centre and reveal the secret, a dial paved with baguette sapphires. It is set with 2319 brilliant-cut diamonds (41.52 cts), 34 baguette-cut sapphires (~1.83 ct), 5 brilliant-cut sapphires (~0.43 ct), 2 baguette-cut diamonds (~0.24 ct) and 1 brilliant-cut diamond (~1 ct).
The Camellia Secret Watch is tribute to the camellia, the flower of exception that Gabrielle Chanel chose for its sumptuous simplicity. This cuff is immaculate in diamonds, and perfectly structured: the finger wanders along a path sparkling with flowers and leaves, to engage a tiny camellia and reveal the secret, a dial paved with baguette diamonds. Set with 2319 brilliant-cut diamonds (41.52 cts), 12 marquise-cut diamonds (~1.44 ct), 34 baguette-cut diamonds (~1.48 ct) and 1 brilliant-cut diamond (~0.40 ct).
The Plume Secret Watch is a tribute to the symbol that endlessly inspired Gabrielle Chanel for its graceful lightness – a majestic feather. It alights on this diamond cuff swarming in a trail of pink sapphire droplets. Lightly pressed, the feather delicately moves to reveal a dial paved with pink baguette sapphires. Set with 2319 brilliant-cut diamonds (41.52 cts), 34 baguette-cut pink sapphires (~1.76 ct), 4 pear-cut pink sapphires (~1.53 ct).