The Monsieur de Chanel Returns

Chanel debuted the Monsieur de Chanel last year at Baselworld, impressing watch connoisseurs with its impressive mechanics and elegant aesthetics. For this year’s fair, the luxury fashion house’s first male watch comes back in a limited edition platinum case and slick black enamel dial. The new Monsieur edition features the same mechanics as its first edition: the watch is powered by Caliber 1 movement, has a retrograde minute hand and features classic jump-hour movement. What’s different is the exterior: the mechanics are enclosed in a 40mm platinum case with a sapphire caseback that clearly displays the intricate wheel movements. A black dial made of grand feu enamel displays the 240-degree retrograde minute display and a jumping digital hour display at six o’clock for an elegant, minimalist look. The new Monsieur de Chanel is limited to just 100 pieces and will retail for $63,000 USD.