This watch isn’t even a man’s watch, is for women ,and Chanel is the watchmaker.
Chanel, while admittedly not known for their achievement on a strictly horological level, has created a line of timepieces that transcend “jewelry” in my book. When this piece took home the award in the “Artistic Crafts Watch” category at the 2013 Grand Prix d’Horlogerie, I knew I wasn’t the only one who thought it was special.
Finding it hard to justify owning a ladies’ luxury timepiece, I decided to look at it as an opportunity to design something cool and personal around the watch. I reached out to the House of Chanel to ask if they’d be interested in collaborating on a one-of-a-kind presentation box, and they agreed to making one. I submitted my design to Chanel, and last month the finished product arrived at my door. They brought my concept to life just as I’d imagined it.
While you won’t see me sporting the watch at any events, the experience of working with Chanel itself was as satisfying as owning any watch has been. This one wears well in the mind.