For Baselworld 2016, luxury fashion house Chanel cheap replica watches UK returned some of their wristwatch-making focus to men with the debut of the “Monsieur de Chanel.” With a novel design and movement produced in-house (in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland), using some parts made by very good local Swiss component suppliers, this surprise move by the Parisian brand should cause even the most staunchly conservative watch fans to raise their eyebrows.
Chanel has an interesting history with Chanel cheap fake men’s watches that began in roughly the year 2000 with the release of the famed J12 collection. Housed in a black or white ceramic case, the Chanel J12 was originally a model for both men and women, but the collection quickly adopted a mostly female wearer base, even though it solidified black ceramic as a modern material for many men’s watches that would come after it.
The most recent attempt by Chanel to cater to the men’s watch market was in 2010 when the brand released the J12 Marine – a diving watch variant of the Chanel J12 which was an aesthetic success (in my opinion) but unfortunately a reported sales disappointment. Since the J12 Marine, Chanel hasn’t released any new men’s watch collections, with perhaps the exception of an occasional J12 collection line extension here and there. Instead, Chanel focused heavily on expanding the world of Chanel J12 watches for women, as well as its historic and very attractive Premiere range. Chanel also debuted its mostly very high-end Mademoiselle Prive women’s watch collection, as well as the more youth-oriented Boy.Friend watch range which, in my opinion, exists as an evolutionary arm of the Premiere.
For 2016, Chanel Monsieur series replica watches returns to men’s watches in a very serious way with a haute horology timepiece that attempts to combine the brand’s refined Parisian sense of style with a modern technical prowess horological aficionados demand. In my opinion, the debate over whether fashion houses can “legitimately” come out with a high-end timepiece is over. There are just too many brands which people can think of as fashion houses that have too many nice watches. If there is a timepiece you otherwise like but feel hesitant about fully liking because of the name on the dial, then you are being close-minded in an seriously ironic way. Any company be it a small independent or a major fashion icon should be able to come out with a good timepiece that is purely judged on its merits.