If you’ve always dreamt of owning a fine Chanel timepiece, adored by the likes of Blake Lively, supermodel Alessanda D’Ambrosio and tennis superstar Anna Kournikova, then look no further than our vintage Chanel watch collection.
The first Chanel watch collection was premiered in 1987 with the aptly named PREMIÈRE watch. Its design was inspired by the iconic square in the centre of Paris; Place Vendome- with its unique, octagonal shape with clipped corners. It was also influenced by design concepts from the brand’s No.5 perfume bottle and its cabochon stopper. It’s classed as an icon of femininity and still remains just as popular today as it did then thanks to its simple elegance.
Following the collection’s successful debut – the first watch boutique was opened in 40 Avenue Montaigne in Paris. Thanks to its success the company soon acquired Manufacture C&F Chatelain in Switzerland. Which is now commonly known as Watchmaker City. In 1997, when another boutique launched in Paris situated near the Ritz Hotel, where Mademoiselle Chanel famously resided.
In 2000, Chanel’s J12 collection was launched. Its design by Jacques Helleuwas sleek and sporty but elegant and was adored by Chanel fans around the world. It was soon described as one of the most iconic modern watches of all time. This time it wasn’t just for women but for men too. The use of ceramic as its core material was too pioneering - a true masterpiece. Three years later a white version was bought to market and then in 2005 its J12 Tourbillion collection was unveiled. Its features included a hand-wound mechanical tourbillon movement with a ceramic main plate – the first of its kind.
Chanel’s watchmaking grew enormously in the years following the J12. To mark the 10th anniversary of the J12, in 2010 the Retrograde Mysterieuse was unveiled to the world. It contained a raised retractable vertical crown at the 3 o’clock marker. It’s a complicated piece both mechanically and physically - but a game changer in watch making.
In 2012, the Première Flying Tourbillon was awarded the Best Ladies Watch at the Grand Prix d’Horologerie de Genève. And in 2013 Chanel was presented with the Artistic Crafts Watch Prize at the Grand Prix d’Horolgerie de Genève for their Mademoiselle Privé Camélia Brodé.
So, if you’d like to own a pre-owned Chanel timepiece seeped in history, style, luxury and elegance then browse our stylish collection of pre owned Chanel watches - you’re bound to find a vintage Chanel watch you’ll adore!
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