At 30, Am I Really Older Than You?


Celebrating her 30th this 12 months is Chanel’s very first watch creation, the Première that was launched again in 1987. And as with all issues traditional and everlasting, it has solely undergone the smallest of modifications, largely towards the addition of diamonds and valuable gems or being launched in restricted version colors through the years.


What has modified through the years, might be the girl who wore it 30 years in the past, and the girl who wears it at present. It might very effectively be the identical woman and even her daughter as she buys herself a Première at present to match her mom’s some 20 odd years in the past. The watch’s attraction transcends all ages, interesting to the discerning girl who’s ladylike in her manner and by no means out of fashion. Today, let’s have fun. Not only for the Première watch, but in addition for the Première girl who channels it with class and sensuality.


At its core, the Première remains to be some of the recognised icons of the French luxurious home, its distinct octagonal form mirroring that of the Place Vendome’s form when considered from above (it’s intriguing actually, when you’ll be able to see that acquainted define on Google Maps). Besides the Première timepiece, that iconic form additionally lends itself to a different signature of Chanel, the No. 5 perfume everyone knows and love.

Today, the watch extends to four distinct traces. There’s the Première Chain – the octagonal face that’s mounted with a chain-link strap. There’s the Première Rock – the chain options a further leather-based strap intertwined with the chain hyperlinks, one thing much like the chain-link straps we see on Chanel’s Classic Flap bags.

Then there are two extra we see much less incessantly, the Première Mini and Première d’Exception. The Première Mini has a smaller watch face, and the chain hyperlink strap is changed with a thinner watch strap (the watch crown seemingly disappears as effectively), whereas the Première d’Exception is actually all that and extra. Pieces from the latter come embellished with diamonds (consider the white gold chain strap that’s coated with diamonds throughout) to those with the Camelia skeleton that encapsulates the dial equally gorgeously as effectively.

And with 30 years of expertise and experience, the Première has actually come full circle (effectively technically, octagonal) with the watch evolving with time, the only row chainlink strap is now out there as a double row, with some variations that may be toured across the wrist two or 3 times.

In different phrases, it has developed right into a essential companion that the girl of at present wears from day to nighttime, trying past its operate to only inform time. Because whereas time is finite, and that may simply be putting limits on oneself, the Première girl is as a substitute a purveyor of timelessness, very like the watch itself. In different phrases, she isn’t previous, she’s going to by no means age, she is the epitome of timelessness.

Images: Chanel

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