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Chanel Monsieur de Chanel Superleggera Edition Intense Black

Chanel Monsieur de Chanel Superleggera Edition Intense Black


At Watches & Wonders 2024 Chanel presented the Monsieur de Chanel Superleggera Edition Intense Black. The models in the collection mostly have precious metal cases and make an elegant appearance. This Superleggera version instead has a robust and lightweight ceramic case and racing-inspired dial and so dedicates itself to sportiness. A similar version with red accents was released in 2021. Chanel is now iterating on this model with yellow instead of red accents.

Ceramic Case

The watch has a 42 mm case made of black ceramic and stainless steel. The matt black surface with its extreme curves creates a sober appearance that draws all the attention to the exciting dial. There is a stainless steel crown on the side, which is protected by two shoulders. On the back, a generous sapphire crystal back provides a view of the movement. The Monsieur de Chanel Superleggera is water-resistant to 30 metres.

Inspired by Racing

The dial of the Monsieur de Chanel Superleggera is inspired by the speedometer displays of sports cars. Accordingly, a 240-degree arc featuring the retrograde minutes lies on the upper half of the dial. The small seconds sit in the centre and the jumping hour is found in a window at 6 o’clock. The movement is exposed on the periphery, revealing the ring with the numerals of the hour display. In contrast, the surfaces of the dial feature a clous de Paris pattern created using a traditional guilloche machine. The Supperleggera lettering appears in golden yellow in this new version, which is also reflected in the arrow at the lower edge of the dial.


The watch houses the Calibre 1, the brand’s first in-house movement. It was created in collaboration with independent watchmaker Romain Gauthier and made its debut in 2016, integrating the jumping hour and retrograde minute with the help of 170 components. The balance runs at a frequency of 4 hertz and carries weights for fine adjustment. The power reserve is 72 hours, with fresh energy comming in by hand. The movement builds on top of a black mainplate and has black circular bridges. The watch also features a small Chanel lion, which pays tribute to the famous fashion house and designates the brand’s manufacture movements.

Price, Strap & Availability of the Monsieur de Chanel Superleggera Edition Intense Black

The watch comes on a textured strap made of nylon and leather. A black folding clasp holds the watch on the wrist. The strap can be quickly detached from the case without tools via sliding springbars. The watch is a limited edition of 100 pieces. The price is 46,000 euros.


BRAND Chanel
MODEL Monsieur de Chanel Superleggera Edition Intense Black
CASE MATERIAL Ceramic and stainless steel
DIMENSIONS Diameter: 42 mm
WATER RESISTANCE 3 bar (~30 m)
DIAL Guilloche
STRAP/BRACELET Black nylon strap with black calfkin leather trim and lining, and steel triple-folding buckle with black coating
MOVEMENT Calibre 1
FREQUENCY 28.800 A/h (4 Hz)
FUNCTIONS Jumping hour, retrograde minutes, small seconds
PRICE EUR 46,000 – Limited to 100 pieces