A Stylish Reminder That Chanel Makes Watches With Men In Mind

11 March 2019
Watches, Chanel, BASELWORLD
Chanel
In the fast-paced, high-stakes world of horology, sometimes it’s easy to forget that the French fashion house Chanel also makes watches worth your time.

This year’s Baselworld Watch and Jewellery Show is just over a week away, and with hundreds of the industry’s best brands expected to attend, we thought it worthwhile to highlight a Pre-Basel 2019 release that caught our eye.

The iconic Monsieur de Chanel, released in 2016 as the first men’s watch for the luxury brand, gets a super sleek upgrade – and yes, we didn’t think it could get any better either, but there’s plenty to get excited about.

Meet Monsieur Édition Noire. Limited to 55 pieces, the watch still boasts the in-house produced movement (Caliber 1), but is now available in a matte black highly resistant ceramic case.

But it’s more than just a pretty face. Read further to see what else this covetable piece of arm candy has to offer.

We can't wait to get our hands on one of these. And, of course: RIP Karl Lagerfeld.

A Stylish Reminder That Chanel Makes Watches With Men In Mind

Monsieur Édition Noire

Matte black dial
Caliber 1: manual-winding mechanical movement with two integrated complications – instant jumping hour and 240° retrograde minute
Small-second counter
3-day power reserve
Matte black alligator strap
Steel folding buckle
Diameter: 42 mm

A Stylish Reminder That Chanel Makes Watches With Men In Mind

Caliber 1. Jumping Hour Instant Retrograde Minute

170 components
30 rubies
Frequency of 28'800 vibrations/hour (4Hz)
2 barrels in series with a fixed brace
Spring torque of approximately 700 g.mm
Shock absorber system on the balance
Diameter of the movement: 32mm so 14’3/4
Thickness of the movement: 5.5mm