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Only Watch

Monaco, Sep 28, 2013

LOT 5

CHANEL, PREMIÈRE FLYING TOURBILON FOR ONLY WATCH CHANEL, Première Flying Tourbillon, Movement exclusively developed for CHANEL by Renaud et Papi (APRP SA). Unique edition in 18-carat white gold set with 169 diamonds (~2.20 carats) with a black high-tech ceramic bezel exclusively created for Only Watch. High feminine complication, this flying tourbillon decorated with the motif of the camellia, a tribute to Mademoiselle Chanel?s favorite flower, beats away discreetly and almost secretly at the heart of the Première watch. Having no upper bridge, the carriage decorated with a camellia appears to be rotating in a weightless state. BRACELET Sold on a black alligator strap but presented on a black satin strap. 18-carat white gold double folding buckle set with 30 brilliant-cut diamonds

EUR 150,000 - 200,000

Sold: EUR 75,000



Notes

CHANEL CHANEL?s approach to watchmaking relies on intangible stylistic codes originally set down by Mademoiselle?s universe. They are at the heart of its profound identity involving simplicity of forms, rigor of colors, and innovation of materials. The Première, first watch created by CHANEL in 1987 is an example of this exceptional creativity. Its shape was inspired by the octagonal geometry of the Place Vendôme and echoed in the No.5 perfume bottle stopper. In 2012, on the occasion of its 25th anniversary, CHANEL created the Première Flying Tourbillon to offer women the opportunity to enter into the realm of high mechanical complications. This exceptional Tourbillon volant has been developed in close collaboration between CHANEL and the Swiss manufacturers, engineers and master-watchmakers Renaud & Papi (APRP SA) - the advanced research and development branch of Audemars Piguet. Last year, for the first time, CHANEL Watches has been rewarded during the 12th ceremony of the Grand Prix d?Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG), with the Première Flying Tourbillon watch, elected best in the ?Ladies watch? prize category. High feminine complication, this flying tourbillon decorated with the motif of the camellia, a tribute to Mademoiselle Chanel?s favorite flower, beats away discreetly and almost secretly at the heart of the Première watch. Having no upper bridge, the carriage decorated with a camellia appears to be rotating in a weightless state. Unique edition in 18-carat white gold set with 169 diamonds (~2.20 carats) with a black high-tech ceramic bezel exclusively created for Only Watch.