In the Chanel universe, there is little patience for conventional gender norms. It’s been that way since Coco Chanel began incorporating masculine elements into her clothing designs for women in the 1920s and it remains that way today. Case in point: the house’s Boy.Friend watch, introduced in 2015, and its sleek 2018 update, the Boy.Friend Skeleton.
With its streamlined octagonal case in 18k beige gold, a proprietary rose-gold alloy—available with or without diamonds—the Skeleton model is the quintessential embodiment of Mademoiselle’s love of gender fluidity.
Bearing a deep black galvanic treatment, the bridges and plates of the firm’s third in-house movement—known as Caliber 3, a manual-wind mechanical movement featuring an hour and minute display bearing 55 hours of power reserve—provide a dramatic counterpoint to the softness of the beige gold bezel, beige gold-plated hands, and beige gold crown, which is set with an onyx cabochon.
Available on a shiny black alligator strap with an 18k beige gold ardillon buckle set with 48 brilliant-cut diamonds, the Boy.Friend Skeleton offers a 21st-century vision of unisex styling sure to enthrall men and women alike.
Chanel Boy.Friend Skeleton, $40,600 without diamonds, $51,400 with diamonds; chanel.com/us/watches