The history of Chanel watches

Chanel watches

Chanel watch making began in 1987 with the release of the first Première watch, designed by Jacques Helleu, inspired by the shape of the Place Vendôme and the legendary Chanel N°5 perfume bottle. In the same year Chanel opened its first shop devoted uniquely to watches, located at 40 Avenue Montaigne in Paris. Other Chanel watch shops would follow.

The famous J12 appeared in 2000. It was Chanel’s first sports watch. It was an entirely ceramic watch designed for both men and women. In 2001 a special diamond encrusted version was produced. Chanel still continues to produce its landmark pieces in classic, jewellery and ‘grande complication’ versions.

Chanel watches are restrained and elegant and follow the codes of the brand and the spirit of the company’s founder, Coco Chanel.

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