by Gabrielė Radžiūtė
Chanel Only Watch Auction 2017
Since 1987, CHANEL gives allure to time. In only thirty years of CHANEL’s watchmaking journey, the House has touched on every métier contributing to the art of Fine Watchmaking.
Defining a unique vision of Fine Watchmaking through the creation of watches conceived as objects of desire and beauty, without compromising the craftsmanship and technical expertise required to create exceptional timepieces. Timepieces designed to withstand the test of time.
In 2017, CHANEL Horlogerie has the future ahead of it. A Swiss manufacturing, patents and inventions. For thirty years, CHANEL has stayed true to its own vision of watchmaking and, in so doing, created new watchmaking codes. Watches that, year after year, transcribe the allure of time.
To enhance these exceptional timepieces, CHANEL has called on the services of Maison Lesage, the guardians of a rare and precious expertise of embroideries.
In a tribute to Lesage unique savoir-faire and Haute Couture craft Chanel Horlogerie creates a cuff, hand stitched with black glass beads enhanced by a mini J12 setted with baguette cut diamonds. With this unique piece the arts of embroidery and watch making are merging with precision and refinement, audacity and style for the 2017 Only Watch edition.
You think you know me? But you don’t.
On a cuff tailored by Maison Lesage, I dictate the rules, my allure, my time.
I am a J12. I am excessive.
I am the J12∙XS.
CHANEL, J12∙XS for Only Watch
One-off model manufactured in Switzerland.
Black high-tech ceramic & 18K white gold.
Flange set with 24 baguette-cut diamonds (~ 0.52 ct).
Black onyx dial.
18K white gold crown set with one round-faceted diamond (~ 0.05 ct).
18K white gold hands.
Scratch-resistant sapphire crystal.
Black calfskin cuff hand-embroidered by Lesage with black beads, silver calfskin piping
Black patent calfskin strap with 18K white gold ardillon buckle set with 9 baguette-cut diamonds (~ 0.14 ct) and two 18K white gold loops set with 5 baguette-cut diamonds (~ 0.1 ct) each.
Diamonds: ~ 0.91 ct.
White gold: ~ 15.20 g.
Estimate price: 35 000€