Monsieur de Chanel: a prestigious ’gentleman’ made of platinum

Chanel had a good Baselworld. Frédéric Grangié, President of Chanel Watches and Fine Jewelry, stated: “Baselworld is essential to the watch industry, it enables us year on year to display our creativity and know-how to the most important opinion leaders, journalists and watch retailers.” One of the highlights was the limited edition Monsieur de Chanel in Platinum.

Last year the introduction of the Monsieur de Chanel caused quite a buzz and that was mainly because of the stunning good looks of the in-house produced movement Caliber 1. Chanel got some help from Romain Gauthier, to create both a technically and aesthetically impressive. And the front wasn’t bad either. Quite the contrary, the retrograde minutes and jumping hours look splendid. This year Chanel presents another Monsieur de Chanel, this time a limited edition with a platinum case and a sleek black “Grand Feu” enamel dial.

Here are the vital numbers of the limited-edition Monsieur de Chanel in platinum:

Limited edition to 100 pieces.
Diametre 40mm. Thickness 10 mm.
Platinum case.
Black “Grand Feu” enamel dial with a retrograde minutes-counter, a jumping hour window and a small seconds counter.
Rhodium plated hands.
Black alligator strap.
CALIBRE 1. Jumping-hour: manual-winding mechanical movement with two integrated complications: instant juming hour and 240° retrograde minute.
Functions: hours, minutes, small seconds.
3-day power reserve.
Water resistance: 30 meters.
Platinum weight: 68g.

Calibre 1:

Manual-winding mechanical movement integrating two complications: one instant jumping hour and one 240° retrograde minute. 170 components. 30 rubies. Frequency of 28,800 vibrations/hour (4Hz). 2 barrels in series with a fixed brace. Spring torque of approximatly 700 Shock absorber system on the balance. Diameter of the movement :32mm so 14’3/4. Thickness of the movement: 5,5mm.

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Lex Stolk

The author Lex Stolk

Lex Stolk studied Journalism in Utrecht and it was during his time as a student he developed a passion for mechanical watches. He has spent his entire career in the publishing industry working for a wide range of publications before entering the watch world professionally seven years ago. His work for several watch publications made it possible for him to combine his love for both watches and magazines.