When CHANEL launched the BOY∙FRIEND watch back in 2015, it was a very elegant way to celebrate watchmaking and moreover, the potent elements from the masculine wardrobe so close to Mademoiselle Chanel’s heart. A creation registered in the watchmaking vocabulary of the House, with its sobriety, its refined aesthetic, its strong lines and its signed shape. The design is both contemporary and classic, here everything is about style, balance, proportions and details.
Pure lines, balanced proportions, perfected shapes: The BOY·FRIEND watch is an alluring blend of boldness and restraint. Radically elegant, it dares to challenge established codes, erasing the lines between masculine and feminine style.
With a very enigmatic name, it has for sure redefined the codes of feminine watchmaking. As many stories told by CHANEL, the possibilities are almost endless. This year, and despite a complex year for watchmaking, CHANEL is releasing two new models to enrich the BOY∙FRIEND collection
A small model in steelA medium model in steel set with diamonds.SMALL SIZE Steel case and bezel. Steel crown with black spinel cabochon. Opaline guilloché dial. Interchangeable black quilted pattern calfskin strap and steel ardillon buckle. High precision quartz movement. Water-resistance: 30 meters. Functions: hours, minutes. Dimensions: 27.9 x 21.5 x 6.2 mm.MEDIUM SIZE Steel case. Steel bezel set with 64 brilliant-cut diamonds (~0.71 carat). Steel crown with black spinel cabochon. Opaline guilloché dial, date counter. Interchangeable black quilted pattern calfskin strap and steel ardillon buckle. High precision quartz movement. Water- resistance: 30 meters. Functions: hours, minutes. Dimensions: 34.6 x 26.7 x 7.3 mm. Diamonds: 64 brilliant-cut diamonds (~0.71 carat).
With these two new watches, CHANEL presents a timeless elegant picture of watchmaking with a lot of allure. These watches can also seduce a younger audience as the contemporary lines and choice of materials would perfectly match this segment. CHANEL brought the rectangular watch case shape back on top of the charts. This classical watch shape represents a very contemporary architecture and a very distinctive look that will not remain anonymous.
As a claim of freedom, purity and modernity, the CHANEL BOY∙FRIEND watch continues its story successfully and complete the catalog now containing several references.
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