Five New Chanel Ladies’ Watches For 2018




Five New Chanel Ladies' Watches For 2018 Watch Releases


When brands introduce new watches at Baselworld, it’s usually at a 5:1 ratio of men’s to ladies’ pieces. At the Chanel booth, the exact opposite happens—and that’s one of the reasons why we love them. At Baselworld 2018, Chanel added brand new models to the J12, Code Coco, Mademoiselle Privé, Boyfriend, and Premiere collections. Oh, and they debuted one men’s piece too.

Code Coco is the newest collection to emerge from Chanel’s Swiss watchmaking division, and like most other watches in the ladies’ lineup, it takes design cues from the traditional Coco Chanel aesthetic. To be exact, it was inspired by one of the world’s most recognizable handbags: the Chanel 2.55, designed by Mademoiselle Chanel in 1955 and still sold today. The bag is known for its distinctive clasp and quilted leather body, both of which are represented in the Code Coco watches. The clasp, nicknamed the “Mademoiselle Lock,” is the primary design feature of the Code Coco. It separates the upper and lower squares of the case and it turns, just like the clasp on a handbag, clicking into place either horizontally or vertically on the front of the case, which alternately hides or exposes the dial.

The upper dial is set with a single diamond, while the lower one tells time. The bracelet is grooved in a quilted pattern to resemble the leather body of the 2.55 and other Chanel bags. There are several versions of the Code Coco, set with diamonds on the bezel, dial and/or bracelet, in stainless steel or black ceramic and steel. It is priced at $6,500 without diamonds and $11,000 with diamonds. Case dimensions are 38.1 x 21.5mm, and it is water-resistant to 30m. The dial is black lacquered, and it’s powered by a quartz movement.



Five New Chanel Ladies' Watches For 2018 Watch Releases