The newly launched Chanel Monsieur. Superleggera edition is a timepiece that honours the word “rendezvous” which is defined as “a meeting at an agreed time and place”. It epitomises the meaning the word offers by bringing together two worlds – the J12 Superleggera and the MONSIEUR from 2015 and 2016, respectively. Since their introduction, both the timepieces have embodies the codes of CHANEL watchmaking for men and the new Monsieur. Superleggera edition is no different.
Chanel launched the original Monsieur timepiece in 2016 and gained immediate popularity; courtesy the Calibre 1 Roman Gauthier in-house movement and the finesse of the aesthetics housed in the timepiece. It was the first collection that was launched by Chanel that was dedicated exclusively to men. The J12 personified and celebrates a sporty and masculine appeal by being driven by performance and its love for sports. The J12 took inspiration from the Italian racing cars that revolutionised motor racing with its superlight construction.
These features from both the watches has led to the development of the Monsieur. Superleggera Edition watch. The timepiece offers a contemporary and new persona displaying design cues mainly from the Monsieur watch but with a J12 inspired sporty appeal that is hard to find.
The watch is powered by the in-house Calibre 1 movement and follows an innovative approach with its racing car speedometers aesthetic, the Instant Jumping hour, 240o retrograde minute, and a centred small seconds counter. The first in-house movement from Chanel can be viewed via the see-through sapphire crystal caseback.
Additionally the matt-black 42mm ceramic case with a guilloche dial in the same colour adds a sense of elegance to the entire watch. The black nickel finish combined with the black nylon strap with red calfskin (motor racing signature) lining makes up for the chic design code of the 2021 edition. The dial is home to the iconic Superleggera signature at 12 o' clock and hints of potent red found at the 60 of the small seconds and the small hand of the jumping hour.
The Chanel Monsieur Supperlegera reference H6823 is priced at INR $27.59 lakh (approx).