CHANEL UNVEILS INTERSTELLAR CAPSULE COLLECTION, FUSING HIGH FASHION WITH SCI-FI TECHNOLOGY IN NEW WATCH CREATIONS
Inspired by the worlds of science fiction, space and time travel, the CHANEL Watchmaking
Creation Studio has created the CHANEL INTERSTELLAR capsule collection for 2023.
With pixelated motifs, printed circuit boards, plays on phosphorescence, star-shaped
charms and 3D robots, CHANEL presents new interpretations of the J12, PREMIÈRE,
BOYFRIEND and CODE COCO watches. These exclusive creations include limited
editions of Haute Horlogerie pieces
MADEMOISELLE CHANEL LA PAUSA
In 2023, Mademoiselle Chanel and the J12 watch meet again in a new creation,
available in two models, in black or white highly resistant ceramic.
Inspired by a photograph of Mademoiselle Chanel taken in her garden at La Pausa,
her villa in the south of France, this new interpretation features her silhouette clad
in a Breton jersey and button-front pants.
The Mademoiselle J12 watch is endowed with the Calibre 12.1, produced by Kenissi
Manufacture, co-owned by CHANEL.
Opening the doors into the private world of Gabrielle Chanel, the Métiers d’Art collection is
designed as a jewel box revealing the symbols that Mademoiselle cherished and the objects
that she loved to surround herself with.
The skills of the finest craftsmen and women make this collection an exclusive expression of
the most exquisite expertise and savoir-faire.
In 2023, CHANEL presents four new pieces in the Mademoiselle Privé collection, faithful as
ever to these exceptional Métiers d’Art, and on this occasion honoring the lion of Gabrielle
Chanel’s star sign, Leo.
In her ateliers on rue Cambon, Gabrielle Chanel always kept two tools to hand: a pair of scissors
suspended from a ribbon which she wore round her neck as a sautoir, and on her wrist the indispensable
tool of any seamstress, a pincushion.
In 2023, Arnaud Chastaingt, Director of the CHANEL Watchmaking Creation Studio, has borrowed this
tool to create the Mademoiselle Privé Pique-Aiguilles watch.
“I like the image of this functional piece of jewelry that adorns the wrists of seamstresses.” This essential
dressmaking accoutrement generally takes the form of a metal cuff topped with a generously sized
dome-shaped cushion. On a technical level, it enables dressmakers to keep and organize their pins and
needles where they can see them, to help them as they work. “I am fascinated by the design of objects
whose architecture is the product of a practical need. In terms of style, the pincushion commands
authority on the wrist, with presence and impact. Its outsize format does not detract from its comfort
in any way, and it adapts to all wrists. I love the random design of needles on the surface of the cushion.
Organized or disorganized, the pinheads pricked into the fabric dome create a decorative effect that
evolves with the progress of the seamstress’s work. I have adopted the spirit of this tool to create a
watch. While its architecture has the boldness of simplicity, its oversized dial flirts with excess and offers
an incredible space for expression. I dreamed of this creation as a blank canvas for the most audacious
Métiers d’art. I have imagined five tableaux for this collection: a lacework of camellias, a composition
of iconic bags, jewels strewn on black tweed, a diamond embroidery, and a jacket at the pattern stage.
Each of these pieces tell a story, a story unique to CHANEL, a story of Couture and of Haute Horlogerie
to which only CHANEL possesses the secret.