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Chanel #CodeCoco: exceptional watches #BaselWorld2019

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Coco Code, if you haven’t guessed it, is named for the number of codes associated with the French luxury house found on this watch. FromMademoiselle Broochinspired by the one and only2.55to the signature padding found on the strap, you can tell that theCoco Codeit is equal parts fine jewelry and watch, all at once.

And while standard versions of the inimitable timepiece typically come with a single diamond (Gabrielle Chanel’s favorite gemstone) perched on the clasp, Chanel has gone all-out this year to #BaselWorld2019with pieces that are all finished with diamond paved dials that are truly exceptional.

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First, take a look at a completely new version atBeige gold,a Chanel-exclusive gold alloy that has finally made its way into thefamily. Coco Codeclocks, joining existing variations that come inSteel,Steel/Ceramicor 18k white gold. Priced at$71,200, this beautiful timepiece comes set with 204 brilliant-cut diamonds around the bezel and dial, with a princess-cut diamond set right in the middle for that extra precious touch.

The next two are classified as high-end watches for the simple fact that they exceed that 6-digit figure, each numbered and limited to just 20 pieces worldwide. The 18-karat white gold (SGD213,700) watch is literally brimming with diamonds all over the bracelet, case, dial and twist clasps. Also, the bracelet itself comes with 700 brilliant cut diamonds, which is truly mind-blowing.

Last but not least, the pièce de résistance is equipped with rare rubies that come from Mozambique, dazzling gemstones that are chosen and matched perfectly in terms of color (a deep red that is said to match the color of lipstick Mademoiselle Chanel’s favorite red) and density for a truly beautiful finish all over. And if you’re into the details, the 18k white gold bezel is set with 30 baguette-cut diamonds and 27 princess-cut rubies, with an additional 322 baguette-cut rubies decorating the case and bracelets weighing approximately 57. .97 carats. Know that there is only one piece available in the world, and although there is no official price on this extraordinaryCoco Code, it is said that it will cost you 2.6 million Singapore dollars.

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And for the first time, Chanel has introduced calfskin into this beautifulCoco XL Code(SGD177,100), a black leather bracelet that contrasts beautifully with the white gold and diamond case. Not only is the watch face considerably larger at 44.5cm by 32.6cm (which also means more diamonds!), the oversized leather bracelet wraps beautifully around the wrist and sets the tone for a truly striking piece. Limited to just 20 pieces worldwide, this is truly another exceptional watch from Chanel.

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