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Tweed Art: Chanel dresses up its Boy∙Friend watch with limited edition Tweed dial

Tweed Art: Chanel dresses up its Boy∙Friend watch with limited edition Tweed dial

Chanel’s Boy∙Friend wristwatch for women has been redesigned to feature a dial that looks like tweed, the iconic fabric of the French fashion house.

The new Boy Friend was unveiled at the Baselworld luxury watch and jewellery fair.

First launched in 2015, the Boy∙Friend differs from Chanel’s other luxury watches in that it has an octagonal case and is inspired by traditional men’s clothing. This was very important to Gabrielle Chanel who often borrowed ideas from the men’s fashion world to design for women.

Having given a tweed-effect strap to its Boy∙Friend in 2016, Chanel has shifted its attention to the dial, dressing it in tweed-patterned Grand Feu enamel. The selection of vibrant colour combinations — pink, red or blue — is enough to brighten up any outfit.

This latest Boy∙Friend, known as the Tweed Art, has an 18 carat beige gold case and bezel as well as an 18 carat beige gold crown and onyx cabochon. It has a coloured satin strap with an 18 carat beige gold buckle.

 

Chanel’s latest luxe timepiece is driven by a hand-wound mechanical movement. It displays hours and minutes, and it is water-resistant for up to 30 meters. The three Tweed Art editions are initially a limited edition of 20.

See more on the Chanel website here

 

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