Chanel has taken to the stars for this year’s Watches & Wonders fair in Geneva with an otherworldly capsule collection, titled Interstellar. The exclusive haute horlogerie pieces offer fresh, bejewelled takes on the house’s most beloved models – the Chanel J12, Première, BOY.FRIEND and Code Coco included. Spearheading the offering is a smattering of new J12s – one spun in white gold, set with 168 baguette-cut diamonds on the dial, another featuring a gem-set tourbillon cage. Elsewhere, a set of seven watches intertwine matte black and white ceramic. Next, is the BOY.FRIEND Cyberdata. Presented on a black quilted patent leather strap, the watch is highlighted by its statement dial – adorned with a diamond-set circuit board. A bracelet in gold quilted leather boldly spells out the 6 letters of the Chanel insignia on the new Code Coco. Two black-lacquered dials are featured, one set with a single twinkling diamond. A standout from these latest treasures is undoubtedly the new Chanel Première X-Ray. Here, alternate links of sapphire crystal and white gold set with diamonds reimagine the Première in elevated form. In addition to these new launches, the house has also unveiled four new pieces in the Mademoiselle Privé collection. In homage to Gabrielle Chanel’s star sign, Leo, the Métiers d’Art creations include a duo of sculpted lion cuffs, a matching timepiece and an 18K yellow gold pendant watch set with 252 brilliant-cut diamonds.
The big, beautiful galaxy has long been an inspiration to many—whether in art, design, music, technology and even spiritual exploration. Made up of at least one billion stars, Its mystery and majestic beauty spark imagination, creativity and dares us to imagine the impossible and to think beyond our limits.
For this year’s Watches and Wonders offerings, the Chanel Watchmaking Creation Studio looks to the stars to create an otherworldly capsule collection—Chanel Interstellar—that takes us away from the everyday mundane. From a whimsical pixelated motif to sparkling star charms, not to mention a cute 3D robot-like construction, all made with utmost precision and intricate craftsmanship, read on for the latest updates from the world of Chanel Haute Horlogerie. The typically graceful timepiece sees an unexpected yet truly charming refresh with the presence of a yellow gold and black titanium 3D robot set with four brilliant-cut diamonds. It is further enhanced by a rubber strap with a velvet touch and 18K yellow gold ardillon buckle. On the other hand, the Première Lucky Star offers a single lucky star charm—set with six diamonds—alongside a steel case illuminated by 52 brilliant diamonds in contrast to a glittering black dial. An even more elevated, sparkling iteration, the Hyper Lucky Star comes in an 8K white gold case with an 18K white gold case back and dial set with 116 brilliant-cut diamonds, in addition to a white gold bracelet strap set with 162 diamonds.