EVERY spring the worlds of fine watchmaking and high jewellery come together for the World Watch and Jewellery Show in Basel, which took place last month, to see the latest design creations from the top international luxury watchmakers and brands. While it seems like every luxury brand is vying to become a high jewellery watchmaker, few brands are able to produce truly sumptuous designs that really stand out.
One exception to this is Chanel Horlogerie, the watchmaking part of the luxury house. In spite of not being a historically technical watchmaker, Chanel has brought forth some interesting creations, partially due to a unique partnership with the Lesage workshops, a legendary French embroidery house.
At Baselworld, Chanel unveiled the new Mademoiselle Privé Embroidered Collection by Maison Lesage. This collection marks the brand’s 12th consecutive appearance at the World Watch and Jewellery Show. The Mademoiselle Privé Embroidered Collection is exceptional because of its delicately embroidered dials, created by hand by artisans from the Lesage workshop. Each design is meticulously crafted from diamonds, fine pearls, sequins and gold thread, naturally inspired by the creative vision of Gabrielle Chanel.
During the exhibition, Chanel Horlogerie also included new additions to other watch lines, including the Premiere, J12 and high jewellery L’Éternelles de Chanel collections.
by Jessica QuillinTags: Basel > Baselworld > Chanel > Chanel Horlogerie