The great Coco Chanel was said to have had a penchant for masculine fabrics and cuts. This spirit perhaps inspired the Boy.Friend watch, a fairly recent addition to the Chanel timepiece collection. As gender fashion lines are blurred and women embrace looks that are timeless and elegant, regardless of whether they are designed for “boys” or “girls,” Chanel’s Boy.Friend watch is the perfect timepiece for this age we live in. Here is a look at this classic addition to your jewelry box.
This large version of the skeleton watch has an 18k beige gold finish. The shiny alligator strap is elegant and luxurious. The timepiece is manual winding and water resistant to 30 meters. This exclusive watch sells for $40,600. Add diamonds to the same watch for the selling price of $51,400. This one definitely has everyone talking about Chanel’s Boy.Friend watch.
This Tweed watch is one of the smaller versions of Chanel’s Boy.Friend watch. This gorgeous piece has an 18K beige gold case. The bezel is also 18K beige gold and set with 62 brilliant-cut diamonds. The dial is an Opaline guilloché dial. The stunning strap has a tweed motif made from 18K beige gold and is finished with a folding buckle. The movement is Quartz analog, and the piece is water resistant to 30 meters. The Boy.Friend Tweed watch pictured retails for $34,500. The medium version, which is identical to the one pictured but slightly larger, sells for $41,200.
This version of Chanel’s Boy.Friend watch is available in a small version as well as medium and large versions. This watch also has an 18K beige gold case. The bezel is 18K beige gold set with 62 brilliant-cut diamonds. The crown is beige gold with an onyx cabochon. The black alligator strap is closed by an 18K beige gold buckle set with 49 brilliant-cut diamonds. The quartz analog movement timepiece is water resistant to 30 meters. The small size sells for $15,600. The medium sized version of the same style watch costs $22,500. The largest watch retails for $25,800.
This version of Chanel’s Boy.Friend watch uses white gold instead of the beige gold seen in the previous examples. The case and bezel are both 18K white gold. The bezel is set with 64 brilliant-cut diamonds. The Opaline guilloché dial has a date indicator. The 18K white gold crown is completed with an onyx cabochon. The black alligator strap is closed by an 18K white gold buckle set with 48 brilliant-cut diamonds. The timepiece movement is Quartz analog and the watch is water resistant to 30 meters. The medium version of this watch, as pictured, retails for $24,700. This style is also available in a large version as well.
This version of Chanel’s Boy.Friend watch is the least expensive of the line but equally as beautiful as the other watches in the collection. This scaled down version is made with steel instead of 18K gold to create a more industrial finish. The steel case highlights the face of the watch. The Black guilloché dial also has a seconds indicator. The strap is a steel bracelet in a tweed motif with a black coating. The folding buckle closes the strap. The movement is manual and the watch is water resistant to 30 meters. The large version of the steel Boy.Friend watch retails for $5,700.
Chanel has always been on the cutting edge of fashion. Chanel’s Boy.Friend watch is an inspiring timepiece collection and an excellent example of their forward-thinking design. Learn more about Chanel in our article about how Chanel Haute Couture is made.