Learn about Chanel, Coco

Coco Chanel (1883 – 1971) opened a millinery shop in Paris in 1909 and went on to launch her own couture houses in Paris, Deauville and Biarritz. From humble origins, she became one of the greatest icons of fashion in the 20th century.

The creator of the little black dress and Chanel No. 5, Chanel pioneered a new style of women’s clothes, combining simplicity and comfort with elegance, to create an unmistakable style which had a great influence over the fashions of the 1920s and 30s.

Her innovations in costume jewellery were introduced through her Paris salon, where she opened a boutique specializing in accessories and jewellery.

Instead of copying the style of fine jewellery, her costume jewellery was designed specifically to reflect the elegant simplicity of her clothes and to compliment and ‘finish’ an outfit.

The simple but effective use of multiple strings of faux pearls with a black pullover epitomises this style. Other key pieces for Chanel include gold tone chains, pate-de-verre jewellery from Maison Gripoix and classic Maltese cross cuffs designed by Verdura. more...
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Chanel a stainless steel and black ceramic wristwatch with date and bracelet case Z.R. 30282 J12 circa 2004, quartz movement, black dial with white Arabic numerals, recessed centre with black minute track and polished rim, black outer minute divisions with

Chanel,a black ceramic and diamond-set wristwatch with date and bracelet case O.G.80568 circa 2005 J12, quartz movement, black dial with diamond-set hour markers, recessed centre with white minute track and polished rim, luminous five minute markers, polis

Chanel,a stainless steel ceramic and diamond-set automatic centre seconds wristwatch with bracelet case S.D.56707 circa 2008 J12 Automatic winding movement, fully jewelled, circular guilloche metallic dial with diamond-set hour markers, recessed centre wit

Chanel,a stainless steel and white ceramic wristwatch with date and bracelet case I.K. 74271 circa 2008 J12, quartz movement, white dial with white Arabic numerals, recessed centre with white minute track and polished rim, white outer minute divisions with

A ladies Alter Ego Tag Heuer wristwatch. Stainless steel, quartz movement, model no Wp 1415, from the Alter Ego collection, designed with sports styled round case, blue dial with channel set brilliant cut diamonds to bezel in two sections, connecting to an

A Chanel J12 chronograph wristwatch, automatic movement, circular white dial with applied Arabic numerals, date aperture between four and five, signed case, dial and movement, white ceramic case with diamond set bezel and conforming ceramic bracelet bands,

Chanel leather and gold Chainlink bracelet watch faceted sapphire glass crystal, black cabochon Crown, gold-filled case, leather and chainlink bracelet, dial and clasp signed 'Chanel'

A ladies Chanel wristwatch, yellow gold plated with black leather to bracelet, Chanel Premiere, circa 1990, medium sized with quartz movement, 20 x 26mm case, black dial with bevelled glass, two hands, fitted to an iconic style black leather and gold link

Chanel, a lady's white ceramic and diamond set automatic bracelet watch with date case I.S.36965 'J12', circa 2007 Automatic winding movement, white dial with diamond set hour markers, recessed centre with black minute track and polished rim, black outer m

A Chanel J12 wristwatch, automatic movement, circular black dial with Arabic numerals, date aperture between four and five, signed case, dial and movement, black ceramic case with rotating bezel and conforming bracelet bands, 40mm diameter.

A ladies diamond set Omega Constellation wristwatch, stainless steel, My Choice ladies Constellation model 1465.71 mini size with quart movement, round case channel set to bezel with thirty brilliant cut diamonds, with mother-of-pearl diamond and small squ

A Chanel J12 diamond wristwatch, automatic movement, circular black dial with diamond encrusted centre and diamond numerals, signed case, dial and movement, black ceramic case with rotating bezel and conforming bracelet bands, 40mm diameter

A Chanel J12 chronograph wristwatch, quartz movement, circular white dial with Arabic numerals, date aperture at four, signed case, dial and movement, white ceramic case with rotating bezel and conforming bracelet bands, 42mm diameter.

A ladies Chanel J12 wristwatch, quartz movement, circular white dial with diamond numerals, date apperture between four and five, signed case, dial and movement, white ceramic case with rotating bezel and conforming bracelet bands, 35mm diameter, with box

Chanel 'J12' wristwatch, the white ceramic wristwatch with automatic, nickel finished lever movement, white dial, Arabic numerals, luminescent accents and hands, eccentric date aperture between 4 and 5 o'clock, centre seconds, circular water resistant type

Channel, a lady's stainless steel and ceramic wristwatch, J12, quartz, circular white dial with applied Arabic numeral, centre sweep seconds, date aperture, diamond set rotating bezel, ceramic crow, dial, case and bracelet signed, articulated ceramic brace

Chanel 18ct ladies automatic wrist watch, with original black patent leather and gold mounted band

Lady's platinum cocktail wrist watch with a manual movement, a large rectangular shaped case, domed profile, centrally detailed by a cut cornered face, a cream dial, black Arabic numerals, grain set to the bezel with twenty single cut diamonds, flanked ver

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