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MADEMOISELLE PRIVE’ Broderie Watch Collection By CHANEL & Maison Lesage Petites mains — little hands, as they are affectionately called — are behind all of the studio's creations. Designs are carefully drawn out before the sewing begins.
Petites mains for great watches. An exceptional and unique collaboration between Maison Lesage and CHANEL Horlogerie in creating the brand-new sumptuous Chanel Mademoiselle Privé Broderie Watch Collection, naturally inspired by the creative vision of Gabrielle Coco Chanel.
For close to a century, the House of Lesage has been embroidering elaborate designs for the prestigious names in haute couture and fashion, and perpetuates its exceptional know-how through its enduring quality.
For almost a century, Maison Lesage, purchased by Chanel in 2002, has been producing embroideries for all of the major names in Haute Couture and Prêt-à-Porter. This is the first time the Lesage’s know-how has been involved in the creation of an exceptional watch dial. Each dial is an unique piece. “Mademoiselle Privé” jewellery watch collection, celebrates the Métier d’Art craftsmanship that are integral to everything CHANEL creates and showcases most cherished symbols and objects Gabrielle Chanel loved to have around her.
"It's human nature to want to look different"
Diamonds and fine pearls stitched with silk threads form precious camellias and comets on ink-black and beige silk dials produce unique and truly artistic designs. To pay homage to this masterwork, Chanel has removed the crown and achieved a perfectly round watchcase and the small dial surface - 37.5 mm in diameter - requires all the embroiderer’s exactitude and precision.
In the hands of the finest master artisans – enamellers, engravers, carvers and stone-setters – this collection uncovers new grounds for expressing unique skill and know-how of the Métier d’Art craftsmanship used in Fine Watchmaking and High Jewelry.
The Mademoiselle Privé watch is encased in 18 karat white gold and set with 562 brilliant cut diamonds. The strap is made of black satin and an 18 karat white gold folding buckle set with 80 diamonds. Dial embroidered by the House of Lesage. Numbered editions limited to 18 pieces.