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Review: Chanel – Premiere Flying Tourbillon Sapphires

This watch’s demure disposition belies its technical content.

The pretty camellia motif you see rotating at the bottom of the dial is a cage that houses a flying tourbillon mechanism, which is probably the most visually dramatic high complication ever, constructed here by renowned movement making house Renaud & Papi. The bezel, which comes laced with diamonds, rubies or sapphires, sets off the plain white or black dial brilliantly. Voted Best Ladies Watch at the 2012 Grand Prix d'Horlogerie de Geneve, the Premiere Flying Tourbillon Sapphires has become one of Chanel’s calling cards in technical horology.

Price: S$340,000 (incld GST)

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