Chanel MONSIEUR review

At this year’s Baselworld Watch Fair, CHANEL presented a very domineering black watch to the public, designed for men. In 2016, when Chanel presented the MONSIEUR series of watches, the intention was clear: “This is a watch exclusively designed for men”, which embodies Chanel’s peak fashion design and the essence of mechanical manufacturing. Today, let us enjoy this new MONSIEUR series watch together. (Watch model: H5486)

Chanel watches have always been distinguished from other models thanks to the distinctive materials. This new MONSIEUR DE CHANEL ÉDITION NOIRE watch is made of black ceramic material. The dull black shows the deep black charm of men. The dial has a diameter of 42 mm, which is a perfect size for countless people.

The side is a crown made of stainless steel, and the whole body is decorated with a non-slip texture design to ensure the wearer’s accurate time alignment. The top is engraved with the Chanel brand logo and the lion totem shows men’s endless heroism.

The black ceramic case is paired with a pure black dial, the extreme black design presents a calm, atmospheric character, and the dull gloss shows extraordinary texture. From top to bottom: retrograde minute dial, second dial, clock window, three points, and one line, balanced atmosphere, making the entire watch more dynamic and interesting, the minute dial and second dial layout are clever, and the specially designed hour display font is a unique, extremely high degree of recognition.

The watch is paired with a matte black alligator leather strap and the buckle is embellished with the iconic MONSIEUR logo of lion totem.

The back of the case is transparent. The watch is equipped with caliber 1. This advanced watchmaking movement is Chanel’s first design, development, stability test, and assembly are all completed by Chanel. Move over, it has two functions of instant jumping and flying back minute hand, it is the unique high-quality movement of the MONSIEUR series wristwatches.

Through the bottom of the watch, we can clearly observe that the movement is also colored in dull black. The watch caliber consists of 170 parts, the vibration frequency is 28,800 times/hour, and it can provide 72 hours of power reserve.