A storied emblem of femininity, the house of Chanel has established itself in the upper echelons of watchmaking for the fairer sex, but has always left the gentleman's turf untouched. Breaking that rule this year at Baselworld 2016, Monsieur de Chanel marks a rousing new chapter in Chanel horlogerie — one that's entirely for the boys only. 

Gentleman's club: Monsieur de Chanel, the maison's first timepiece for men

A handsome companion accoutered with the brand's first in-house movement in the making for half a decade, it houses the self-winding Calibre 1 feauturing retrograde minutes and an instant jumping hour positioned at six o'clock. Rimmed with a smart, beige gold case that steals the limelight with its radiant simplicity, it is however, the underside of the timepiece that remains the true paragon of masculinity. 

Gentleman's club: Monsieur de Chanel, the maison's first timepiece for men

Flip the watch over and be rewarded with a stately display of time in motion. The discrete matte black mechanism exposed is a work of art composed in the likeness of Place Vendôme. A secret known to the wearer and only the wearer himself, think of it as an exclusive pass into Chanel's first-ever gentleman's club. 


The Monsieur de Chanel timepiece is available at Chanel boutiques located at Ngee Ann City and The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands.