A pre-Baselworld preview of the Chanel BOY∙FRIEND Skeleton Calibre 3.
The BOY·FRIEND watch, first created in 2015, returns this Baselworld housing an architecturally structured and entirely skeleton movement, the Calibre 3.
After three years of development, this third in-house movement features a series of interlinked, vertically aligned circles. Created to be beautiful at any angle as it ‘floats’ optically in its octagonal beige gold case. The mirror-polished beige gold chamfering emphasizes the movement’s depth, while the bridges are at the back, allowing the watch’s beating heart to stand out.
The skeleton movement fitted in the BOY·FRIEND channels the masculine assertion of Mademoiselle Chanel’s style, yet feminine in the refined simplicity of its finish. The watch retains its octagon case shape, reminiscent of the House’s iconic Première watch, while paying tribute to the legendary N°5 bottle and Place Vendôme.
A manual-winding mechanical movement, displaying hours, minutes and seconds.
Power reserve: 55 hours
Dimensions: 37 X 28.6 X 8.40 mm
Number of components: 114
Number of rubies: 21
Frequency: 28,800 vibrations/hour (4Hz)
Motor organ: 1 fixed-clamp barrel
Skeleton Movement with manual winding
Brass bridge and plates with black ADLC (amorphous diamond-like carbon) edging
BEIGE-GOLD border attained through galvanic treatment
Anti-shock system for the balance
Variable inertia balance
As worn on Caroline de Maigret, friend of the House, for the latest BOY·FRIEND campaign.
All images courtesy of Chanel.