Watches and Wonders 2024: Episode #6 on 6 – the end of the Geneva special!

For our last episode, tour of Mademoiselle Chanel’s atelier, diving in deep waters and hiking of the highest mountains with Montblanc, and focus on the new Tudor’s GMT. A sixth episode which ends our Watches and Wonders 2024 show. We’ll see you next year for the 2025 edition. Stay connected!

By Chloé Redler

CHANEL, the Couture O’Clock collection

Stitching, sewing, oversewing, hemming, mending, scalloping, welcome into the effervescence of Mademoiselle Chanel couture atelier! The new capsule collection “Couture O’Clock” of the Chanel Watch Manufacture, designed by the talented Arnaud Chastaingt, director of Chanel’s Watchmaking Creation Studio, was a real crush at the event. Thimble, scissors, pins, measuring tape, sewing kit and precious “little hands” infiltrate the iconic watches of the luxury brand.

J12 Atelier Couture Automate Calibre 6

The J12 Atelier Couture Automate Calibre 6 is 38 mm and in a matte black highly resistant ceramic. The bezel is set with 48 baguette cut diamonds and the case is equipped with a non screw-down steel crown in black coating and capped with a brilliant cut diamond. As a theatre scene, the dial displays a little Coco Chanel busying herself in her atelier of Cambon street within a meticulously articulated 5-layer setting against a precious backdrop.

The Chanel’s J12 Atelier Couture Automate Calibre 6.

Her body, her pair of scissors and her couture bust are given life thanks to the Calibre 6, a manual winding mechanical movement with an automaton function. True watchmaking prowess, the simple push of a button animates the creator’s silhouette. With a 72 hours of power reserve and rated to 50 meters of water-resistance, the watch unveils its 355 components through its sapphire crystal case back. Limited edition of 100 pieces, the model is fitted on a steel bracelet of high flexibility. The bracelet is also in a matte black highly resistant ceramic with thoroughly polished bevels and a triple-folding clasp.

This watch is equipped with the Calibre 6, the new movement designed and manufactured by the manufacture in Swisterland.


Click here to read the full J12 Atelier Couture Automate Calibre 6 technical sheet.

J12 Couture 33 mm – White Ceramic

On this 33 mm J12 Couture in white highly resistant ceramic, mentions of the sewing world are abundant. Indeed, the watch sports a unidirectional rotating bezel in steel with a matte black coating and a white polished sapphire ring and displays a measuring tape pattern punctuated with the 6 letters C.H.A.N.E.L.

The 33 mm J12 Couture in a white highly resistant ceramic is dressed in patterns echoing the Cambon street ateliers in Paris – sewing patterns, pins, scissors and measuring tape.

Recalling a pattern canvas, the lacquered dial embellishes the work made on the hands. A pair of scissors point hours and minutes while a sewing needle points the seconds. Rated to 200 of water-resistance, this cut for diving watch features a screw-down crown in a white highly resistant ceramic. It is powered by a quartz movement of high precision. This non numbered limited edition is fitted on a white ceramic bracelet soft to the touch equipped with a steel triple-folding clasp.

The watch is powered by a quartz movement of high precision.


J12 Couture 38 mm – Black Ceramic

The same show unveils on this 38 mm J12 Couture but this time on a black background. Manufactured in a black highly resistant ceramic, the watch features a unidirectional rotating black bezel in steel with a matte black coating and a polished black sapphire ring with a golden measuring tape motif.

The 38 mm J12 Couture’s dial in black ceramic is embellished by the gold grid of the couture pattern and rimed with a measuring tape motif.

The watch sports a black lacquered dial decked with a golden couture pattern, and scissors and needle-shaped hands. This version has a water resistance of 200 meters deep and houses a self-winding manufactured movement with a COSC certification (the Official Swiss Chronometers Testing Institute) and offers a power reserve of about 70 hours.

The watch houses the Calibre 12.1, the self-winding manufactured movement with a COSC certification.


Première Ribbon Couture

Staple in the seamstress’ sewing kit, the measuring tape takes its quarters on the double-wrapped black leather strap of the new Première Ribbon Couture. The strap is decked with a golden leather trim and lining.

The Chanel’s Première Ribbon Couture Watch

In yellow gold and titanium, the octagonal case – characteristic of the watch created in 1987 by Jacques Helleu – wears the shape of the N°5 iconic perfume bottle and the lines of the famous place Vendôme.

With a water-resistance up to 30 meters, the model is adorned with a yellow gold and black lacquered charm in the image of Gabrielle Chanel. A discrete brilliant cut diamond ornate her hat. Powered by a quartz movement of fine craftmanship, the thin golden hands light the black lacquered dial.

The watch is mounted on a double wrap black leather strap with a measuring tape pattern, lined and trimmed with golden leather.


Première Charms Couture

Inspired by the chain of the timeless Chanel bag, the covered in gold steel bracelet of the Première Charms Couture intertwines with a black leather ribbon and is decked with different elements.

The Première Charms Couture is embellished with different charms – spool of thread, thimble, couture bust, safety pin or Mademoiselle Chanel.

The octagonal black lacquered dial shares the show with charms inspired by tools or details in the atelier – spool of thread, thimble, safety pin, couture bust and Mademoiselle Chanel.

The Première Charms Couture Watch is fitted on a braided leather bracelet recalling the timeless and iconic Chanel bag.




1858 Geosphere 0 Oxygen CARBO2

Dedicated to the world of extreme mountaineering, the watches of the Montblanc 1958 collection assume to be precise and robust. The new 1858 Geosphere 0 Oxygen CARBO2 does the same. The model distinguishes itself by its titanium and CARBO2 fibre manufactured 43.5 mm case.

The Montblanc’s 1858 Geosphere 0 Oxygene CARBO2 is fitted on an interchangeable fabric strap with a rope pattern.

The case is the result of a pioneering process development that captures CO2 from biogas production and mineral wastes from recycling factories, thanks to a calcium dissolution and carbonatation process. The powder obtained is bind to carbon fibre. In addition, the watch is part of the range of instruments “Zero Oxygen” of the watchmaking brand. More precisely, the case is devoid of oxygen which prevents any fogging that may occur with great differences in temperature in altitude. Preventing oxidation as well, the absence of oxygen gives the components a more persistent life duration.

Fibre CARBO2 with captured CO2 and satin finished, the white coloured Mont Blanc silhouette with a blue luminescence on the left side.

The instrument reveals on the case band (on the left side) a Mont Blanc carving covered in blue luminescent matter. The famous massif is also visible on the titanium case back. The 3D laser engraving strikes by its realism, capturing every shade of the massif’s relief. Rimmed with a bidirectional fluted bezel in titanium and ceramic punctuated by luminescent blue cardinal points, the glacier dial with a black sfumato effect takes its inspiration in the glaciers texture and is realised with the “gratté-boisé” technique.

The titanium case back sports a coloured laser engraving in relief representing the Mont Blanc.

The dial is contrasted by the two rotating globes of the North and the South Hemisphere. The Greenwich meridian is in blue and fourteen points represent the summits of more than 8,000 meters. The whole is water-resistant up to 100 meters and powered by an automatic calibre with a 24-hour scale, Day & Night indications, dual time display and a date aperture at 3 o’clock. The watch offers a power reserve of about 42 hours.

Glacier dial with luminescent black rhodium-platted Arabic numerals and index, rhodium-platted hours and minutes hands, luminescent dual time display hands and globes.

€8,900 – 1969 pieces limited edition

Click here to read the full Montblanc 1858 Geosphere 0 Oxygen CARBO2 technical sheet.

Iced Sea 0 Oxygen Deep 4810

After climbing the highest mountains, Montblanc dives in deep waters with the new Montblanc Iced Sea 0 Oxygen Deep 4810. In contrast to the 4810 meters of the Mont Blanc, the instrument is water-resistant up to 4810 meters. Manufactured in titanium, this 43 mm watch – meeting the ISO 6425 norm – is equipped with a black unidirectional bezel in anodized aluminium.

The Montblanc Iced Sea 0 Oxygen Deep 4810 revealed during Watches and Wonders 2024.

For an optimal legibility under any circumstances, hands and index are luminescent. The glacier dial with a blue sfumato effect takes its inspiration in the biggest glacier on the Mont Blanc, the Iced Sea and its myriad of network of frozen crystal. Similar to the 1858 Geosphere, the watch is “Zero Oxygen”. Powered by a manufactured automatic calibre with a COSC certification, the model offers a comfortable power reserve of 120 hours. To perfect its diver look, this edition is fitted on an interchangeable tapered black rubber strap with a double steel folding clasp with a setting system.

The titanium case back with coloured lasered engraving in relief representing underwater ice.


Click here to read the full Montblanc Iced Sea 0 Oxygen Deep 4810 technical sheet.



Black Bay 58 GMT

Inspired by the Tudor’s first diving watch with a water-resistance up to 200 meters, nicknamed “Big Crown”, the Black Bay 58 GMT displays a 39 mm steel case equipped with a 24-hours bidirectional black and burgundy bezel with light golden glints.

The bezel encircles a satin-finished black dial with carefully brushed finishes. The dial is punctuated by the characteristic Snowflake hands and golden applied index covered with Grade A Super-Luminova®. Definitely vintage, the watch can be fitted on a three-link bracelet called “façon rivet” – a reference to the 1950/1960’s rivet bracelets – and on a black rubber strap.

The redesigned crown recalls the curves of the technical historical watches, platted to the case band so that is tube is not visible.

Both watches are equipped with the ingenious and patented system of the Maison called “T-fit” which does not require any tool for the setting and benefits from an adjustment up to 8 mm. Last detail, the automatic calibre of the Black Bay 58 GMT is certified with the Master Chronometer by METAS and Chronometer by the COSC. Resistant to magnetic fields (up to 15,000 gauss) and highly precise, the watch offers a 65-hour power reserve.  

The new Black Bay 58 GMT is powered by a Master Chronometer certified automatic calibre.

€4,630 – With steel bracelet
€4,420 – With rubber strap

Black Bay

Les trois variations de la nouvelle Black Bay de Tudor.

While the Black Bay 58 GMT sports a bicolour bezel, the new Tudor’s Black Bay displays a monochromatic look. With its Master Chronometer certification, the steel watch is powered by an automatic calibre equipped with a non-magnetic silicon balance spring and a cut out oscillating weight, which offers about 70 hours of power reserve.

The manufactured automatic calibre, with COSC certification and Master Chronometer certification delivered by METAS.

Rated 200 meters of water-resistance, the reference sports an intense sun-brushed satin-finished black dial punctuated with silver elements. Snowflakes hands and luminescent index guarantee high legibility in every circumstances. The 41 mm model can be fitted either on a five-link bracelet, a three-link bracelet or a rubber strap, all equipped with a “T-fit” system. Undeniably timeless this watch will always ensure its wearer a tasteful look.

The timeless new 41 mm Black Bay.

€4,580 – With five-link bracelet
€4,470 – With three-link bracelet
€4,260 – With rubber strap


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