Chanel’s ‘Sous le Signe du Lion’ high jewelry collection is back with a horological roar. Launched earlier this year, it incorporates the King of the jungle into yet another King of an haute jewelry collection. Working the full maned, roaring lions are four watches and a decadent desk clock, which ooze ultimate opulence with dazzling diamonds, each echoing a theme from the jewelry collection.
Chanel ‘Lion Vénitien’ watch in white gold, from the Sous le Signe du Lion collection, is a sparkling asset with a secret. The diamond-set feline head swivels to reveal a mother-of-pearl dial that otherwise stays hidden amidst 499 brilliant-cut diamonds and one pear-cut diamond on a black satin bracelet. Another swing of the majestic lion-head and the watch goes back to being an elegant bracelet.
Set with 633 brilliant-cut diamonds and four brilliant-cut black diamonds Chanel ‘Constellation du Lion’ watch is clearly a star timepiece in white gold. It features a diamond star, one of the symbols used by Gabrielle Chanel in her 1932 collection of diamond jewels. The majestic beast is commemorated in this creation as a lion carved out of rock crystal is seen pouncing on the star set in precious stone.
In Chanel ‘Lion Astral’ watch a diamond lion’s head rests majestically between two dainty jewel rows. 584 brilliant-cut diamonds, six marquise-cut diamonds and one pear-cut diamond set in white gold contain the diamond-encrusted lion’s head that swivels open to reveal the watch face.
Chanel ‘Miol Mosaique’ watch in white gold comes set with 1,530 fancy-cut diamonds and two pear-cut diamonds. Nuzzling next to the dial is the lion’s head in this watch-cum-cuff-bracelet that wraps its bejeweled grace all the way round the wrist.
Sculpted from rock crystal and black jade and set with 2,785 diamonds, Chanel ‘Constellation du Lion’ clock is a clock-making marvel in white gold. A lion carved out of crystal with diamond trimmings, highlights the inconspicuous intricacy of its craftsmanship by placing his paw on the diamond-set octagonal clock.
[Via – The-Jewellery-Editor]