Chanel watches have been awarded the winners of the Watchmaking Grand Prix dâ€™Horlogerie de GenÃ¨ve (GPHG). Chanelâ€™s PremiÃ¨re Flying Tourbillon watch was chosen as the best in the â€˜Ladies Watchâ€™ category this month. This is the 25th anniversary of the first watch edition, which has been designed by Chanel in cooperation with the Swiss manufacturers, the engineers and the master-watchmakers Renaud & Papi (APRP SA). The shape of the first edition watch was inspired by the octagonal geometry of the Place VendÃ´me and echoed in the No. 5 perfume bottle stopper. This was Chanelâ€™s opportunity to allow women to enter into the realm of high mechanical complications.
The new winning Chanel flying tourbillon watch is decorated with the motif of the camellia â€“ an allusion of Mademoiselle Chanelâ€™s favourite flower â€“ and makes one rotation per minute with the petals indicating the seconds. This watch has been praised by the Geneva Watchmaking Grand Prix, a company that salutes the excellence of worldwide horological production. The Chanel watch will now partake in a travelling exhibition, going to Zurich, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Geneva and Moscow, allowing audiences from all over the world to view and admire this exceptional timepiece.
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