Chanel acquires stake in Kenissi Manufacture

Chanel's Monsieur De Chanel

Chanel is kicking off 2019 with the acquisition of a 20% stake in Switzerland-based movement manufacturer Kenissi Manufacture. The news came as the company published its earnings for the first time in its more than 100 year history. Chanel provided few details about its plans but the move clearly suggests that it is looking to strengthen its luxury watchmaking business […]

Baselworld 2016: Chanel debuts Monsieur de Chanel, its first watch for men

Chanel's Monsieur De Chanel

Iconic fashion brand Chanel first entered the watchmaking business back in 1987. Since then, it has limited itself to women’s watches but that changed at Baselworld 2016 with the introduction of the Monsieur de Chanel, its first men’s watch. The Calibre 1 that powers it is also Chanel’s first movement to be designed and built in-house. Developed at Chanel’s plant in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland, […]