The Mademoiselle Privé Bouton watch collection was inspired by a black jacket designed by Coco Chanel, which dates back to 1916. The garment, which has become a symbol of French elegance, will celebrate its 105th birthday this year. And while more than a decade has passed, the classic black jacket remains among Chanel’s most coveted purchases.
The new watch collection combines watchmaking, jewelry and high fashion - the bracelet of each watch repeats the cuff of the jacket, and its tiny circular dial is hidden by an ornate saga. For ideas for button design, C. Chanel drew on sailor uniforms, and over the years they became a critical part of her work. To date, some vintage fans collect Chanel buttons and buy clothes only for crafted buttons. All their luxury is revealed in Chanel’s haute couture collections, where each saga is made like a separate piece of jewelry.
The Mademoiselle Privé Bouton collection features seven watch models, including several from the high-end watch industry. The dial covers imitating the buttons of the watch are decorated with various elements: a white pearl, a golden lion's head, a diamond camellia ring, a diamond-inlaid Byzantine-style motif and a portrait bas-relief of C. Chanel made of agate.
The Mademoiselle Privé Bouton Byzantin high-end model is made of only 5 pieces. The white gold dial is inlaid with 142 diamonds, another 17 pads, pear-shaped diamonds and diamonds are adorned with a yellow gold cap-button surrounded by an additional 52 diamonds.
The Mademoiselle Privé Bouton Ganse de Diamant also features 5 pieces, a yellow gold saga adorned with an Australian-grown pearl, and a watch and bracelet inlaid with more than 500 diamonds. The highlight of the collection is the model "Mademoiselle Bouton Serti Neige", made only one such watch, studded with more than 4.6 thousand. diamonds and diamonds.
Photo: CHANEL Haute Horlogerie and Benoit Peverelli