CHANEL presents the House’s first in-house high-watchmaking movement with MONSIEUR de CHANEL
At CHANEL, desire gives birth to tools: this is what happened with the Monsieur, introduced today.
Between power and discretion, the MONSIEUR de CHANEL watch with Instant Jumping Hour and Retrograde Minute is equipped with the CALIBRE 1, the House’s first in-house high-watchmaking movement.
With this choice of a double complication with a digital hour display in a watchcase of extreme sobriety, CHANEL expresses its unique vision of beautiful masculine watches.
Exclusively dedicated to the MONSIEUR watch, the CALIBRE 1 with Instantaneous Jumping Hour and Minute Retrograde is the first movement designed, developed, reliability checked and assembled by CHANEL.
A manual-winding mechanical movement made up of 170 components, the CALIBRE 1 is a movement with integrated complications, meaning that the complications are integrated into the bottom plate and are not simply modules attached to a base.
CHANEL chose the lion, its most masculine emblem and a symbol of strength and power, as the signature of the MONSIEUR watch which is found on its buckle and crown.
A most exacting watchcase was necessary to house this true gem of watchmaking technology. Thus, a brand-new 40-mm round case was specially developed for the MONSIEUR collection. The choice of a circle was the strong artistic wish of the CHANEL design studio.
The contrast between the sobriety of the dial and the movement’s very architectural design is part of the House’s uncompromising creative process. In 2016, 300 numbered movements will be produced of which 150 are for the Monsieur in Beige gold and 150 for the white gold model.