Chanel designs watch for the Only Watch Biennial Charity Auction
Hand-stitched with silk and metallic threads, this one-of-a-kind Chanel Mademoiselle Privé watch is adorned with 140 diamonds and 3 natural pearls.
In the world of watchmaking, Chanel has long stood as a brand that had created some of the most interesting designs that incorporate its savoir faire in Haute Couture with impeccable watch movements.
Joining the 6th edition of the 'Only Watch Biennial Charity Auction' this year, Chanel has created yet another watch wonder that showcases its brilliance by creating fabric dial using silk and metal threads.
As part of the Mademoiselle Privé collection, this one-of-a-kind is manufactured in Switzerland before being sent to Paris to be embroidered in fabric and jewels by the Maison Lesage, the guardians of a rare and precious expertise of embroideries.
Three beautiful camelia flowers, the Chanel ultimate floral choice, adorn the dial, where each flower is decorated with natural white pearls. The dial is then cased in a 18-carat white gold case and encrusted with 60 brilliant-cut diamonds that sparkle vigorously.
The highlight of the watch is the petals, which show the illusion that a chain frames the flowers: they are made with metallic threads embroidered with a Luneville hook.
Benefitting the research into Duchenne muscular dystroph, this Chanel watch will be auctioned off in Geneva on 7th November 2015 along with other precious timepieces by renowned watchmakers.
For those who are interested in seeing the watch ahead of the auction, you will have the chance during its promotional world tour which starts in Monaco on 23rd to 26th September.
From Monaco, the tour continues with stops in Hong Kong (2-5/10), Beijing (9-12/10), New York (17-20/10) and London (24-27/10).
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