There are few women’s watches as elegant and timeless as the Chanel Mademoiselle Privé Watch. Featuring a white satin strap with an 18K white gold folding buckle set with 80 brilliant-cut diamonds, the high-precision quartz watch boasts an 18K white gold case set with another 570 brilliant-cut diamonds. The mother-of-pearl marquetry dial features a feather motif with an additional 96 brilliant-cut diamonds.
Easily one of the most beautiful pieces in the Chanel Mademoiselle Privé collection, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a women’s watch like this elsewhere — but for a time, you can find it at Yamron.
Chanel’s Mademoiselle Privé Collection
Chanel’s Mademoiselle Privé collection is one of fine watches, yes, but also one that pays close attention to artistry and craftsmanship, not merely fashion. First released in 2012, the collection includes unique pieces such as the mother-of-pearl marquetry option above, all showcasing various “rare” artistry; in addition to the mother-of-pearl marquetry Mademoiselle Privé watch, the collection also added watches that displayed gold thread embroidery, enameling, gold sculpting and snow setting. The mother-of-pearl marquetry specifically requires a very delicate hand, as small pieces of mother of pearl are inlaid to create a work of art; in the past, marquetry has been used since the Middle Ages to create luxurious pieces of art and jewelry precisely like this piece from Chanel.
Chanel’s History of Watches: Notable Moments
Chanel has not always been in the watch business, however, as any purveyor of luxury and designer goods knows. The first Chanel watch premiered in 1987, as the aptly named Première watch. Designed in gold and black and modeled after the Chanel No. 5 perfume bottle, as well as the Place Vendome in Paris, today, a vintage Chanel Première watch makes a stylish and sophisticated addition to any jewelry collection.
Another notable moment in Chanel’s watch-making history was the release of the J12 Collection, which included ceramic watches both for women and unisex. Modern and on the cutting edge of style when released in 2000, the J12 Collection made waves on the luxury jewelry scene.
More recently, however, in 2020, Chanel upgraded its Mademoiselle Privé watch collection with the addition of the Mademoiselle Privé Bouton designs, seven different watches that celebrate Chanel’s reputation for incorporating ornamental buttons into the brand’s work. The Bouton designs are modern and exciting, for certain. In one design, a watch sits atop a tweed-covered leather cuff, the watch face hidden by a half an Australian pearl. In another, a cuff and watch are covered in a sea of diamonds, creating an eye-catching piece that’s going for more than $1 million (Chanel is only producing one of these particular watches).
A Watch Built to Last
But Chanel watches are so much more than just a beautiful design. As is the case with the Chanel Mademoiselle Privé collection, these watches are meant to be lifelong additions to your jewelry collection, and then to be passed down through the generations of your family as luxurious vintage timepieces.
As such, each is handcrafted with quality materials that require special care and maintenance at the hands of a qualified jewelry professional. However, in addition to ensuring your Chanel timepiece receives the proper regular maintenance, you can also ensure that you respect the piece’s built-in resistance to water and dust. For example, the Chanel Mademoiselle Privé mother-of-pearl marquetry watch is water resistant down to 30 meters (not including hot water); as your watch is exposed to greater water pressure, it becomes at risk for damage. To ensure damage does not occur, we advise working with your jewelry professional to replace your timepieces’ protective seals every two years.
Add This Spectacular Chanel Mademoiselle Privé Timepiece to Your Collection
If this beautifully crafted, stylish timepiece has caught your eye, you can view it currently at the Yamron showroom in Naples (or, at least you can until some other lucky shopper snatches it up). To add this piece to your collection, reach out and schedule a visit to our showroom today; one of our talented jewelers would be happy to introduce you to this, as well as our other Chanel timepieces. Whether you collect women’s luxury watches specifically or you’re a fan of all things Chanel, this is one jewelry purchase you’re sure to adore.