All CHANEL Watches feature highly precise Swiss movements and are assembled in CHANEL workshops in La Chaux-de-Fonds. Within this exceptional context, CHANEL develops mechanisms with varying levels of sophistication. Partners of CHANEL include the Manufacture ETA, whose movements are among the most reliable of all Swiss watchmaking.
CHANEL works with prestigious Swiss manufacturers to develop new movements such as:
- The CHANEL RMT-10 movement, exclusively designed for CHANEL by Renaud et Papi Manufacture (APRP SA);
- The AUDEMARS PIGUET self-winding mechanical movement exclusively personalized for CHANEL: CHANEL – AP 3125.
CHANEL has also partnered with APRP to create Haute Horlogerie calibers and original movements, including the Comète and Camélia calibers for the J12 and Première Flying Tourbillon watches, which are also used in the Skeleton and Openwork versions.
In 2016, the House of CHANEL introduced its first in-house movement, the CALIBER 1 with instant jumping hour and minute retrograde, and launched MONSIEUR de CHANEL, conceived and designed by the CHANEL Watch Creation Studio.
All stages of design, development, reliability and manufacturing of the movement were carried out by the CHANEL Haute Horlogerie internal department within the G&F Châtelain Manufacture. This immersion in the world of fine watchmaking has opened a new chapter of CHANEL watchmaking history and has identified new challenges to be met.