1932 is a voyage beyond space and time, to gaze at the circling of the planets and the movements of the stars. From the legendary original collection, Patrice Leguéreau, Director of the CHANEL Jewelry Creation Studio, has retained the celestial theme, the purity of the lines and the freedom of the body, declaring: “I wanted to return to the essence of 1932 and to harmonize the message around three symbols: the comet, the moon, and the sun. Every heavenly body shines with its own light.”
The perfect roundness of the diamond lend the symbols a form of eternity, with rays intensifying its brilliance.
1932 traces a new map of the skies. With the comet, an icon of CHANEL jewelry ever since the creation of the open necklace that wrapped around the neck and opened out over the chest. Spiral volutes and shooting meteors circle in endless pursuit of the celestial bodies. The moon, which was present on just one piece in the “Bijoux de Diamants” collection, becomes an icon in its own right in the 1932 collection. The original crescent moon now rises to fullness, surrounded by a shimmering halo. And of course there is the power of the sun, with its clear and graphic radiance.
In revisiting the past to better project itself into the future, the CHANEL Jewelry Creation Studio invents living jewelry, in osmosis with the random rhythms of the body’s movements. 77 spectacular creations, of which 12 are transformable, coiling and resting freely on the skin in an abundance of celestial bodies. Starry volutes form a supple structure to be wound effortlessly around the wrist. The heartbeat with each breath makes the sun quiver at the base of the neck. In wearing the stars as she pleases, every woman decides in her own way how to extend the course of the comets along her skin. Sapphires as blue as the night, diamonds as yellow as the sun’s fire, opals as dense as a galaxy, rubies of a vibrant red, spinels glowing like dawn, tanzanites with the color of the skies: if the original collection was almost entirely pristine, an epitome of pure light, the 1932 collection gives pride and place to colored gemstones.
The Allure Céleste necklace, the signature piece of the collection, is a journey into the heart of light, the light that emanates from the stars and links them in the immensity of the skies. Among the round-cut diamonds, an oval sapphire of a deep and intense blue and an exceptional weight of 55.55 carats and a Type IIa DFL 8.05 carat pear-cut diamond radiate with an extraordinary brilliance. The halos on this transformable piece detach to become brooches, just as the central row of diamonds becomes a bracelet, transforming the necklace into a short version and paying homage to the pieces created in 1932 by Mademoiselle Chanel, who wanted to cover women with constellations.