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Chanel #BaselWorld2017 See what’s new

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This has just arrived! With #BaselWorld2017Currently underway in Basel, Switzerland, Chanel has released an excellent selection of watch novelties for the year, and this post will cover pretty much all of the ones I think are to-die-for. There’s no word yet on their exact pricing or release dates, so for now you’ll just have to be content looking at them online here.

First, the new #MademoiselleJ12, which isTHEwatch that unites your love for Coco Chanel and theJ12more wonderfully. Limited to just 555 pieces worldwide per color, it features a lacquered illustration of Gabrielle herself whose hands literally tell the time—yes, they move. Available in bothBlackandWhiteceramic styles, the tentative price is set atEUR6900for now. Which, in all honesty, makes for a pretty cool collectible that won’t exactly break the bank either, especially if you’re a lover of anything and everything Chanel.

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For something more understated and something even guys can get for themselves now, let me introduce you to the new variations ofBoyfriend. On the left, the sublimeBoyfriendinGolden beige tweedset with 62 brilliant-cut diamonds. Available inSmallandMediumsizes, the one that tempts me is the one on the right, theBoyfriendin a new size,Large. Measuring 37mm by 28.6mm, it’s definitely something the more advanced men among you can sport on their wrist. Feel theTweedhere is still too conspicuous? There is a large one in steel, finished with an alligator strap that is also very pretty.

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Next we have thePremiere Camélia Skeleton, one of the pieces created especially to celebrate the 30th anniversary of thePremiereclock. Equipped with Chanel’s second in-house movement, theGauge 2, theCamelliait’s been reinvented in the movement of this elegant timepiece that can already be seen through. Yeah, that’s nothing revolutionary, but given how much thought must have gone into the movement to represent that iconic bloom, it makes for quite the spectacular in my books.

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There are many more pieces that I have yet to share with you all, but let’s wrap up for now with anotherJ12. Limited to only 1200 pieces and only available inWhitepottery, is known asJ12 Graffiti, which you will surely understand why just by looking at the watch face. A purely graphic interpretation with all the numbers dropped from the dial (and some from the bezel), this 38mm beauty is perfect for the woman who has a sense of humor, prefers to live an offbeat life, and doesn’t mind having fun for fun. sake, which in a way is pretty much how Coco Chanel lived hers.

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