CHANEL Couture O’clock

CHANEL Couture O’clock

J12 Couture Workshop Automaton Caliber 6 Watch

April 10th, 2024
Mademoiselle’s Workshop

The CHANEL Watchmaking Creation Studio immerses us in the graphic black-and-white world of the rue Cambon ateliers: sewing needles, thimbles, scissors, pins and spools of thread meet those new creations.

The graphic aesthetic of Mademoiselle’s atelier and the tools used by her seamstresses and their exceptional savoir-faire are the inspiration for a new CHANEL Haute Horlogerie and Horlogerie capsule collection: COUTURE O’CLOCK. Thimbles, scissors and pins, the tools of the daily work in the rue Cambon ateliers, are transformed into exceptional pieces, blending watchmaking, jewelry and the finest craftsmanship. The iconic watches of the House of CHANEL are enriched with new interpretations combining creative boldness, technical sophistication, excellence of materials and refinement of details.


Mademoiselle’s Workshop


The CHANEL Watchmaking Creation Studio immerses us in the graphic black-and-white world of the rue Cambon ateliers: sewing needles, thimbles, scissors, pins and spools of thread meet those new creations.


J12 Couture Workshop Automaton Caliber 6 Watch  

The CHANEL Watchmaking Creation Studio, inspired by Gabrielle Chanel and her couture atelier at rue Cambon, presents this new J12 watch. The dial springs to life to the rhythms of the couture atelier. The figurine of Mademoiselle Chanel, her scissors and her couture dummy are animated against a precious backdrop. This exceptional watch set with diamonds is equipped with the Caliber 6, the new movement designed and assembled by the CHANEL Manufacture in Switzerland. In a technical tour de force, its 355 components bring Mademoiselle’s silhouette to life at the touch of a button, against a decor that is meticulously articulated on 5 levels. A perfect balance between design and watchmaking savoir-faire, and expressed through the excellence of the materials and the sophistication of the details.

Caliber 6

Manufacture Movements  

The Caliber 6 is the first Automaton movement.
An ingenious system of gears and springs is setting in motion a captivating scenery featuring Mademoiselle Chanel and her couture bust for 20 seconds, simply by pushing a button on the side of the case. It is composed of 355 components.

Release Year: 2024

In La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland, the heart of the watchmaking world, lies the CHANEL Watch Manufacture. Starting with the launch of the emblematic PREMIÈRE in 1987, every timepiece imagined by the Creation Studio has come to life in this unique place that brings together the passion of expert craftsmen, the excellence of traditional savoir-faire and the precision of innovative technical tools.
Since the very beginning, this is where CHANEL has developed and assembled all its watches

From the first designs to the final checks, the creation of a new CHANEL timepiece involves the close collaboration of many complementary métiers driven by the same impetus. An in-depth dialogue takes place between the Creation Studio in Paris and the master watchmakers in Switzerland.

Each piece begins as an idea that takes shape at the Watch Creation Studio, directed by Arnaud Chastaingt and located at Place Vendôme in Paris.

The creative gestures of the designers are followed by the skill and meticulousness of the master watchmakers, who realize the ambitions of the Creation Studio at the CHANEL Watch Manufacture in La Chaux-de-Fonds.

J12 Couture Workshop Automaton Caliber 6 Watch

Description technique  

Limited edition to 100 pieces

Case: Matte black highly resistant ceramic case with polished bevels
18K white gold and sapphire crystal caseback with “LIMITED TO 100” mention
Steel fixed bezel with black coating set with 48 baguette-cut diamonds (~3.19 carats)
Dial with rue Cambon couture workshop decor, Mademoiselle statuette and couture bust decorated in decal
Non screw-down crown in steel with black coating set with a brilliant-cut diamond (~0.15 carat)
Water-resistance: 50 meters
Diameter: 38mm
Diamonds: 49 diamonds (~3.34 carats)

Movement: Caliber 6, CHANEL Manufacture manual-winding mechanical movement with automaton function
Power reserve: ~72 hours
Functions: hours, minutes
Complication: automaton
Number of components: 355
Number of rubies: 54
Frequency: 28’800 vibrations per hour (4Hz)
2 barrels with fixed flange
Balance wheel anti-shock protection system
Variable inertia balance wheel
Diameter of movement: Ø 28.40mm – 12’’’½
Thickness of movement: 7.70mm

Bracelet: Matte black highly resistant ceramic bracelet with polished bevels and steel triple-folding buckle