Last year was the 25th anniversary of Chanel’s first watch, Première. To commemorate this special day, Chanel introduced the first highly sophisticated mechanical ladies’ watch. This is Chanel’s first use of a floating tourbillon movement after the first J12 tourbillon watch in 2005. Première watch with floating tourbillon and diamonds won the ‘Best Ladies Watch’ award at the 12th Geneva Haute Horlogerie Awards held on November 14, 2012. The mysterious world of complication mechanical watches.
Première floating tourbillon watch from the unique movement, shape design to Seiko mosaic assembly, each step with the most precise and rigorous attitude and professionalism, to create the ultimate perfect classic.
The octagonal dial of the Première watch is inspired by the iconic contours of Paris’s Fontaine Square, while echoing the shape of the bottle cap of Chanel N ° 5 perfume. The new ‘Première’ watch is the result of close collaboration between designers, engineers and watchmakers at Chanel and Renaud & Papi (part of APRP SA), the advanced research and development department of Audemars Piguet. The first floating tourbillon. The watch’s floating tourbillon is designed to be Ms. Chanel’s favorite camellia pattern, quietly turning in the center of the ‘Première’ watch, low-key to almost mysterious. Glittering petals and pavé diamonds complement each other, showing the beauty and exquisiteness of camellia. The floating tourbillon rotates once every minute, and the rotating petals show the elapsed seconds.
This ‘Camellia Float Tourbillon’ movement is mounted on a rectangular bottom plate that is ‘tailored’ to the case, with a power reserve of 40 hours. The case, bezel and crown are set with baguette-cut diamonds, round diamonds or precious stones. The jewelry setting of this watch takes 23 hours of labor, and it takes more than 100 hours to assemble.
Première floating tourbillon diamond watch, limited edition of 20 pieces worldwide.