Jewelry & Watchmaking

Chanel: making of the Mademoiselle Privé Watch with Embroidered Camellia by Maison Lesage

Nov 26, 2014 | Parisian Eye
Since it was introduced
at this year’s Baselworld, I’ve loved the very
special Mademoiselle Privé Embroidered Camellia Watch line. For the very
first time in watchmaking, diamonds and fine pearls have been embroidered,
thanks to the know-how of the House of Lesage, who have
been embroidering elaborate designs for all the top names in haute couture
and fashion for almost a century. 
In
this masterwork, fine pearls stitched with gold and silk threads, rose-cut
diamonds, flakes of gold and gold seed-stitch form precious camellias on
ink-black fabric. A real prowess, achieved by the embroiderer’s exactitude and
precision to fit the embroideries into the extremely thin
watchcase. Each dial is an exceptional and unique piece. To pay homage to
this exceptional work, Chanel has removed the crown and achieved a perfectly
round watchcase.

Mademoiselle
Privé – two words that could be found on her design-studio door, at
rue Cambon in Paris – is a showcase for the symbols Mademoiselle dearly
cherished and the element she loved to have around her.
Pure, without
perfume or thorns and an evergreen that flowers in winter, the camellia became
Mademoiselle Chanel’s favourite flower. It can be found on entering her
apartment at 31, rue Cambon on the Coromandel screens, in the central
chandelier and in a rock-crystal bouquet. 
Now to be enjoyed on those masterpieces !

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