Chanel Releases Boy.Friend Watch
What do you buy for a lady who keeps borrowing your Chanel watch? Provided she’s your wife or girlfriend rather than an international jewel thief, the new Boy.Friend model from Chanel could be the ideal gift.
Despite the title, there’s nothing boyish about the new line of women’s watches by Chanel. Rather, the Boy.Friend resembles a thinner, less flashy version of the 2013 Chanel Premiere Tourbillon, an ultra-luxurious piece with a price tag of $100,000 and up. Both have the trademark shape echoing the stopper of a classic Chanel No. 5 perfume bottle but used with more of an edge on the Boy.Friend model.
The Boy.Friend is basically a less expensive version of the Chanel Premiere Tourbillon that comes in two sizes: the “medium” at 26.7mm by 34.6mm and the “XL” at 28.5mm by 37mm. Although Chanel claims that the Boy.Friend takes the Premiere “into masculine territory,” the sizing is definitely aimed at more feminine tastes¬—and wrists.
The Chanel Boy.Friend watch is available in 18k beige/rose gold or 18k white gold with or without diamond embellishments. A quartz movement powers the Boy.Friend medium, which has a time and small date window, while the XL model has a manually-would Swiss mechanical movement.
The Boy.Friend is certainly a classically attractive timepiece that is sure to appeal to ladies of good taste, especially if they already have a fondness for all things Chanel. This watch is a piece that can carry a lady from breakfast to work to evening and all activities in between.
Chanel Boy.Friend watches will go on sale in September 2015, just in time for holiay shopping, at prices ranging from $12,500 to $27,000 USD. Until then, you’ll just have to settle for sharing your Chanel watch with the lady in your life.