Chanel unveils all new Première Flying Tourbillon limited-edition watches


When it comes to listing the best luxury watches in recent years, Chanel’s Première Flying Tourbillon is certain to find a spot in the top few. The exquisite timepiece that was once voted as the best ladies watch at the 2012 Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève will now be presented to watch enthusiasts in an all new form. While the 2013 edition saw the watches in a dazzling blue and pink sapphire embellishment, the Parisian marque now brings five new variants to the Flying Tourbillon series, all of which promise to spell-bind you with their opulence.

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Each of the new models feature a case set with 47 baguette-cut diamonds and a bezel set with 42 baguette-cut diamonds and 52 brilliant-cut diamonds. A successful outcome of the collaboration between Chanel and the Renaud et Papi Swiss master watchmakers, the tourbillon is powered by the manual-winding mechanical movement “Camellia Flying Tourbillon Calibre” and offers a 40-hour power reserve with a 21’600 vph vibration. Further, the watch’s gold cabochon carries its own dose of bling with a set of 19 brilliant-cut diamonds.
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As part of the new series, Chanel will present two editions of 20 pieces in a beige or white gold case that come with a white dial and a matching white alligator strap. A third version of 20 pieces comes in a beige gold case set on a black ceramic dial, which is further complemented with a black alligator strap. Tourbillon’s next variant is a 12 piece edition in a luxe white gold case, a black ceramic dial and a white gold bracelet set that is emblazoned with a sparkling cluster of 536 diamonds. However, the last and personally the best in the series is the Première Flying Tourbillon Openwork, done in beige gold in a black satin strap, which will also be presented in a limited edition of 12 pieces. With the horological world singing praises for the tourbillon, a piece from its new edition is just what your collection needs!

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[Via : Worldtempus]