In order to support the 2013 Only Watch charity auction, Chanel specially customized a ‘Première Flying Tourbillon’ floating tourbillon watch.
Chanel’s watchmaking ideas are derived from a series of iconic symbols that Chanel cherishes. These far-reaching symbols represent the core of Chanel’s creation, and they are matched by the simple shapes, concise colors and innovative materials in the works.
The Première watch, the first watch launched by Chanel in 1987, is the best interpretation of this extraordinary creativity. The octagonal dial of this watch is inspired by the outline of the Fontaine Square, while echoing the shape of the bottle cap of N ° 5 perfume.
In 2012, to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Chanel’s first watch, Chanel launched the “Première Flying Tourbillon” floating tourbillon watch, which opened the mysterious world of complicated mechanical watches for ladies. This remarkable tourbillon is the result of close collaboration between Chanel and designers, engineers and watchmakers from Renaud & Papi (APRP SA), the advanced research and development department of Audemars Piguet.
Chanel’s ‘Première Flying Tourbillon’ floating tourbillon watch won the ‘Best Women’s Watch’ at the 12th GPHG Awards Ceremony held last year.
This Chanel ‘Première Flying Tourbillon’ watch is specially made for the ‘Only Watch’ charity event. This watch is made of 18K white gold and set with 169 brilliant-cut diamonds (about 2.2 carats), With black high-tech precision ceramic bezel. Unique watch, handmade in Switzerland.
Camellia Tourbillon was developed and manufactured by Renaud & Papi (part of APRP SA) for Chanel.
This floating tourbillon that displays the ultimate watchmaking craftsmanship is designed to be the favorite camellia pattern of Ms. Chanel. It quietly rotates in the center of the watch, soft and elegant, and low-key to almost mysterious. The design of the topless bridge makes the camellia decorated on the frame seem to rotate under weightlessness.
This unique watch is crafted in 18K white gold with 169 diamonds (approximately 2.2 carats) and a black high-tech precision ceramic bezel.
18K white gold case (28.5 x 37mm) set with 92 brilliant-cut diamonds (approximately 1.67 carats)