The new, neon-infused limited edition Chanel watches will turn heads. Notably your own. If color therapy – the use
of color and light to purportedly treat physical and mental health by balancing the body’s energy centers – is a happy side effect upon witnessing these new dials, the original inspiration stems from sound. “I conceived this capsule collection like a performance program, inviting our classics, the Premiere, J12, Boy.friend, and Code Coco to perform side by side on this stage, drawing their inspiration from the codes of this world,” shares Arnaud Chastaingt, director of the Chanel watchmaking creation studio.
He’s particularly referring to electronic music that flared up in the Nineties, offering different genres that moved beyond music founding a new aesthetic culture. The Première Electro, inspired by the energy of electronic music, features a blackened steel version with a chain bracelet interwoven with multicolored leather and is limited to 555 pieces.
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The J12 Electro sees the watch reinvented with a black ceramic and steel model with vibrant color numerals limited to 1255 pieces of its 38 mm and 33 mm versions. The Boy.Friend Electro comes with 142 brilliant-cut diamonds embellished with a robot motif and quilted pattern calfskin strap lined in neon pink and is limited to 55 pieces. Finally, the Code Coco Electro features a neon pink with black braiding quilted pattern leather strap. Its blackened steel design is set with a princess-cut diamond and is limited to 255 pieces. All that’s left to do is dance.
Originally published in the June 2021 issue of Vogue Arabia