Watches

Chanel Mademoiselle Privé: Where decadence meets elegance

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Have you read about theMademoiselle Privéexhibition held in Seoul in June, but did you know everything about the eponymous watch from Chanel’s comprehensive watch collection? Shaped like a perfect circle, theMademoiselle PrivéIt is not an ordinary watch, but a handmade jewel that combines the know-how of high jewelery and perfection in timekeeping thanks to the unsurpassed skill of theMétiers d’Artcraft used in fine watchmaking and fine jewelry. The epitome of the saying ‘the devil is in the details’ is clear with theMademoiselle PrivéBut make no mistake, the devil here refers to the gorgeous patterns (often embellished with diamonds) set within the otherwise plain and round case.

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Another chapter in Chanel’s creative journey, the jewel watch beautifully showcases the world of Gabrielle Chanel and her cherished emblems of love that focus on different themes, this year being one that deals with the stained glass windows of the Aubazine Abbey in the south-west. from France. where she grew up as a child.

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Representing the same motifs found in the windows that are set with diamonds on the watch faces, there are 3 different designs, each limited to just 5 pieces each and individually numbered. The 37.5mm widthMademoiselle Privéthe 18-carat white gold case set with 552 brilliant-cut diamonds totaling approximately 3.03 carats is impressive. The 18-carat white gold crown of the watch is also set with a diamond of around 0.19 carats.

With theMademoiselle Privé, it is more than a simple clock that simply tells the time. It is a watch that is also a piece of high jewelery and it is this duality that Coco Chanel herself appreciated. The country girl who grew up to be the center of Parisian chic. Or how her women’s clothing actually had roots in men’s fashion that she adapted herself.

Decadent, elegant and perfect in every way, you can findMademoiselle Privéwatches at Chanel’sFine Jewelry Boutiquewhich is located at #01-04 within the city of Ngee Ann.

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