This is not just a piece of art, nor just a stunning jewelry. A Chanel Première Flying Tourbillon timepiece is also a masterpiece of the haute horology. Along with its exceptional feminine design inspired by the octagonal geometry of the No. 5 perfume bottle stopper and glamorous diamonds inserts, this beautiful watch presents one of the most prestigious horological complications – a flying tourbillon.
Produced in a limited edition of just 20 numbered pieces, the Première Flying Tourbillon watch will be officially presented at the upcoming Baselworld watch and jewelry show, as both, a high-class timepiece and a breathtaking ladies’ jewelry. In the heart of the watch, there is a superb flying tourbillon that is nicely revealed through an aperture on the black ceramic dial.
Chanel launched its first tourbillon watch (a J12 model) seven years ago. This year in Basel, the famous fashion house is going to reveal its first timepiece with a flying tourbillon. This great complication is developed in collaboration among Chanel and the Swiss manufactures, engineers and master-watchmakers Renaud & Papi (APRP SA) – the advanced research and development branch of Audemars Piguet.
The ﬂying tourbillon completes full rotation in one minute. It is decorated with the motif of the camellia that is Mademoiselle Chanel’s favorite flower. Incorporating interlocked petals that indicate seconds, with a center completely paved with diamonds, this amazing complication simply takes a breath away. All the finishes and components of the mechanism are chamfered, drawn and circular-grained by hand, which required the highest movement making skills. The Camélia Flying Tourbillon Caliber is mounted on a custom-designed rectangular bottom plate and it provides the power-reserve of 40 hours.
Created for the 25th anniversary of the Chanel’s ﬁrst Première model, the new brand’s masterpiece is crafted in 18 karat white gold and comes with a case, a bezel, hands and a crown, completely set with diamonds (101 baguette-cut diamonds for the total of 5.2 karats and 127 brilliant-cut diamonds for the total of 2 karats). The case keeps the proportions of the original, but comes in a much bigger size (28.5 x 37 mm), compared to 19 x 26 mm of the first Première. Finally, there is a stylish black leather strap that completes the story about a perfect watch for a glamorous lady of today.