Mademoiselle Privé Coromandel: CHANEL

(from Patty – Hi, guys.  Portia was kind enough to fill in for me again this week.  I promise I’ll be back next week. I have lots of new things I’ve been trying and loving, but just am still a wee bit out of it.  See you next week!)

Hi Posse, News is that CHANEL will be releasing their newest fragrance in the Les Exclusives line, BOY after Chanel’s financier and lover Boy Capel. I thought we could celebrate with a little look at this video. It’s about the making of one of the CHANEL Mademoiselle Privé Watch Collection pieces, Coromandel.

Enjoy this look into the artistry and time consuming detail that becomes a CHANEL watch. I love these videos because they give me a look into the background of beautiful things. It’s getting a peek into the process, the way these incredible works are undertaken. What a treat to be living in a time where we can see these things.

If funds were unlimited what is the one piece of Haute Couture or any of their sidelines in watches, bags and all accessories would you want most? My choice is the Hermès cashmere shawl. One day I’ll have one too.

Portia xx

Mademoiselle Privé Coromandel

CHANEL: Watch Collection

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“Poetic and feminine, a delicate design flickers with each movement of the wrist. Discover the complex artisanal know-how behind the highly creative dial of Mademoiselle Privé Coromandel, an exceptional timepiece meticulously handcrafted using the sculpted gold technique.
Emanating rare poetry, the precious dials of these jewelry watches are inspired by the Coromandel lacquered panels that were so dear to Gabrielle CHANEL and faithfully reproduce their superb decors.”

Natalie April 9, 2016

If funds were unlimited I'd give a boat load to charity and then buy that Chanel watch. It is stunning. With unlimited funds I'd have as much jewelry as Elizabeth Taylor with a 33 carat diamond ring...if only.

Edward April 6, 2016

It's a beautiful watch, but for a sec I was like, "Where's the dial!?" Haha!

teri April 6, 2016

Not long ago, I was driving past the Hermes store downtown and got stopped at a red light. It gave me time to peruse the goodies in the window. I happened to see a skirt suit, shown with accessories, that was so completely my aesthetic that I fell in love. Granted, I probably couldn't find that exact same suit again, but I'm positive I could come close. So my haute couture/boutique splurge would be an Hermes skirt suit with all the necessary (to me!) accessories. The watch above is stunning! I would so wear it. I know watches are going the way of the dinosaur, but I like them as jewelry items as much as I do as timepieces. And the one you've shown IS an exquisite piece of jewelry.

Josephine Robertson (@barefootrev) April 6, 2016

Oh yes, a Hermes scarf or shawl. I'm a scarf/shawl/wrap lover. One can dream.

Tatiana April 6, 2016

Since my 20s, I have always wanted a tweed Chanel jacket. I took a sewing class where the instructor took apart a vintage Chanel jacket to see and show us how it is made. Oh my! The craftsmanship and sewing technique put into that jacket was mind blowing. As an equestrian I've also longed for an Hermes scarf or shawl. I found several I was lusting over this past winter but could never figure out a way to justify the price.

eldarwen22 April 6, 2016

There would be a lot of those things that I could name. But what is on the top of my list is a strand of South Sea pearls or Tahitian pearls. That and a Birkin bag.

HeidiC April 6, 2016

I know it seems ridiculous, but I would love to own a really gorgeous hat, like something the Royals wear to weddings, or a Kentucky Derby hat, or one of Audrey Hepburn's from Breakfast at Tiffany's.

Koyel April 6, 2016

OMG that cashmere shawl.... That might be it for me, too. During my latest trip to Hermès to sniff their Hermessences, I tried on the shawl and really had to work hard to remind myself that I do not have 900€ to spend on anything that isn't rent or a laptop.

Tara April 6, 2016

Portia, I feel so out of touch, I hadn't heard about Boy, so thanks for bringing me up to date. I've just Googled it and a Chanel exclusive fougere with floral tinges sounds interesting. I'm not up on fashion but it's fun thinking about what I'd pick. Probably a coat from Alexander McQueen.

Neva April 6, 2016

Hmmmm...I think I would go for some delicate jewellery, a bracelet and ring probably. It's always nice to have an addition in the jewellery department.

ginzaintherain April 6, 2016

In general I find expensive watches to be aesthetically repugnant - truly ugly things on the whole, but this one at the top is the best I've seen for a long time. If I could have one piece of haute couture or ludicrously expensive designer rip off, it would have to be a really beautiful, tailored suit. It's the one thing I know I look good in.