A mother-of-pearl camellia watch from Chanel
Chanel has unveiled the Mademoiselle Privé Décor Camélia Nacré, a new women’s watch with a mother-of-pearl camellia on its dial.
CHANEL has unveiled the Mademoiselle Privé Décor Camélia Nacré, a new women’s watch with a mother-of-pearl camellia on its dial.
A frequent motif in the brand’s jewelry collections, camellias were one of Gabrielle Chanel’s favorite flowers.
A high-end material, mother-of-pearl lends a shimmery, iridescent aspect to the dial of this luxury timepiece.
The effect is all the more striking considering that the camellia motif is made with mother-of-pearl marquetry, which requires painstakingly precise craftsmanship considering the delicate nature of the material.
Slightly off center on the 18K white gold dial, the mother-of-pearl camellia has a sculpted appearance and is surrounded by 330 brilliant-cut diamonds (1.02cts). The 18K white gold case is also set with diamonds (60 brilliant-cut stones for a total weight of 1ct), as is the 18K white gold pin buckle on the black satin strap (80 brilliant-cut stones).
The Mademoiselle Privé Décor Camélia Nacré houses a mechanical self-winding movement with hours and minutes functions and a power reserve of 42 hours.
The new model is on display at Baselworld, which is taking place in Basel, Switzerland through March 26.