Chanel first launched the new Monsieur de Chanel watch for men for the first time in 2016, equipped with the brand’s first self-made advanced complex movement Caliber 1, with the function of jumping time and retrograde minutes. A balance between superior performance and minimalist design. Combining dual complicated function mechanism with digital time scale display, it shows the ultimate simplicity. Caliber 1 movement, specially designed for Monsieur watches, has the function of jumping hours and retrograde minutes. It is the first movement completely designed, developed, tested and completed by Chanel.
The Monsieur watch is equipped with Caliber 1 movement, with hour jumping and retrograde minute functions. It is the first movement completely designed, developed, tested and completed by Chanel.
Caliber 1 is a manual-winding movement with a total of 170 parts. It uses a comprehensive complex function mechanism, that is, integrates the complex function mechanism to the bottom plate, instead of simply connecting the module to the substrate. Adhering to the extreme respect for traditional craftsmanship, combined with absolute modern elements, after five years of intensive research and development, Caliber 1 is successfully equipped with dual complex functions. Through the noble texture and reliability of the watch, Chanel’s commitment to technology and creativity is clearly visible. As a pioneer, Caliber 1 demonstrated its return to basics and its pursuit of simple and refined design. This masterpiece is set off by two sets of ring-shaped hollow bridges to highlight the beauty of mechanical operation, which strongly reflects Chanel’s style codes. The staggered design of matte and shiny black stands out on the ADLC (Amorphous Diamond Like Carbon) diamond-plated carbon-plated movement, and the trim highlights the delicate curve of the bottom plate and the bridge. Inspired by the classic octagonal shape of Place Vendôme, this watch design features many tailor-made parts.
The 2018 Monsieur de Chanel launched 20 Beige gold and white gold each. The most obvious change is that the small second hand of the faceplate has been changed to a lion statue decoration. On the one hand, it is linked to Ms. Chanel’s constellation, and it also highlights the watch model. Masculine personality
The new work in 2018, combined with the constellation of Ms. Chanel, the lion statue is designed on the faceplate. It is one of the brand’s classic totems, and it is also the representative mark of Chanel’s homemade high-end watch movement. Regardless of the front or back of the watch, the ‘Lion’ strengthens the masculine aesthetic design, making the work instantly recognizable as Chanel’s high-end watch-made movement.
Chanel chose the brand’s most masculine logo-the lion as the buckle and crown decoration of the Monsieur watch, symbolizing authority and strength. The lion totem has also become the representative mark of all Chanel-made high-end watch movements. The first elegant feature is the instantaneous jumping time, which requires perfect control of the micro-vibration and power consumption caused by the aluminum hour dial. Tandem double barrels give Monsieur de Chanel a power reserve of up to 3 days. Another watchmaking technique is a 240 ° retrograde minute design that combines meticulous and precise aesthetics with technical performance on the faceplate. The two-way retrograde minute correction function also reflects one of the elements of the brand’s vision for fine watchmaking, allowing the wearer to easily adjust the watch.
The first elegant feature of the faceplate is instantaneous jumping time, and another watchmaking skill is a 240 ° retrograde minute design that combines meticulous and precise aesthetics and technical performance on the faceplate. The two-way correction function of the retrograde minute reflects the Brand vision for fine watchmaking
The treasures bred by these watchmaking technologies require a precisely crafted case to carry them perfectly. Therefore, the Monsieur watch uses a new special 40mm round case, and the choice of round is the insistence of Chanel watch design studio on aesthetic concepts. In this watch, removing any unnecessary elements is self-evident for pure pursuit.
Monsieur de Chanel
18K Beige gold material / Caliber 1 manual winding movement / time jump, retrograde minute display / lion statue decorated with big fire enamel dial / sapphire crystal, transparent bottom cover / waterproof 30 meters / diameter 40mm / limited 20
The bottom of the cover like a ‘glass box’ is a black face plate, forming perfect protection, and the slightly domed sapphire crystal mirror surface subtly reflects the light effect. The configuration of the dual complicated function mechanism on the face plate (the time jumping function is located at 6 o’clock and the off-center 240-degree retrograde minute hand), together with the unique font designed for the time-mark display, make the new Monsieur watch stand out. different. The calm simplicity of the face plate contrasts with the movement design of the extremely architectural structure, which is a precious crystal inspired by Chanel’s uncompromising creative process.
Monsieur de Chanel
18K white gold material / Caliber 1 manual winding movement / time jump and retrograde minute display / Lion statue decorated with big fire enamel face plate / sapphire crystal mirror surface, transparent bottom cover / waterproof 30 meters / diameter 40mm / limited 20- –