CHANEL was honored for the third time at the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG) ceremony, for its watch LES ÉTERNELLES DE CHANEL “Signature Grenat”, which won the “Jewelry” category.
Conceived as a capsule collection, LES ÉTERNELLES DE CHANEL, an emblem of the creativity and savoir-faire of CHANEL Fine Jewelry, has gradually expanded over the years. This year, the CHANEL Studio of Creation for Fine Jewelry pays homage to one of the house’s iconic motifs: quilting.
Diamond squares enhanced by exceptional gemstones are juxtaposed in a game of mirrors, evoking the spirit of CHANEL Couture. The 18-carat white gold cuff is quilted, like a precious embroidery, with diamond squares and scattered with orange sapphires. At the center of this one-off piece, a 52,61-carat carmine garnet delicately opens up to reveal a watch face set in diamonds in the form of a rounded square.
The Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève is intended to salute the excellence of worldwide horological production, annually rewarding the finest creations and most important operators in the watchmaking sector.
Watches preselected for the GPHG, as well as the winners, are included in a travelling exhibition showing in Seoul, Rome, Geneva and Dubai. This enables an international audience to discover and admire the finest timepieces of the year, exceptionally united, throughout October and November.
CHANEL is honored by this prize, which it sees as saluting the exceptional “savoir-faire” that has always been at the heart of its creative process.