Chanel celebrates 100 years of its iconic perfume Chanel N°5 with an exclusive high jewellery collection.
In the first high jewellery collection dedicated to a perfume Patrice Leguéreau, Director of the Chanel Fine Jewellery Creation Studio, has reimagined the iconic fragrance as a an extraordinary diamond jewellery collection titled; Collection N°5.
The collection showcases all the facets of a perfume, interpreting the eternal mystery of the fragrance in an exceptional manner. One hundred and twenty-three extraordinary pieces express the different facets of the perfume. With its hundred years of fame, only a perfume as mysterious and iconic as the N°5 perfume could inspire such a majestic High Jewellery collection.
The highlight of the Collection N°5 is the extraordinary 55.55 necklace that expresses all the codes of the fragrance which radiate through an exceptional gemstone crafted in its honour, a 55.55-carat custom-cut diamond.
“This is an unprecedented approach” observes Patrice Leguéreau. “We started with a rough diamond that we had cut, not to make the biggest stone possible, but to obtain a perfect octagonal diamond weighing 55.55 carats.”
The harmonious shape, in an emerald cut, the symbolic weight of 55.55 carats, the D Flawless quality of this stone and the 18-carat white gold bezel set with 104 round diamonds and 42 baguette diamonds testify to Chanel’s perfectionism and exceptional levels of creation and technical mastery.
The profile of the stopper, the silhouette of the bottle, the fastener shaped like the lucky number, and the cascading of pear-shaped diamonds in different sizes, cut one by one, mould this piece into an ultimate tribute to the perfume.
The 55.55 necklace symbolises the embrace between the spirit of the N°5 perfume and the most exceptional jewellery making. This fascinating and eternal item of jewellery adds its own stone to the story of Chanel’s first perfume, which has become a myth.
Due to its exceptional story, Chanel will keep the necklace 55.55 in its Patrimoine allowing this extraordinary piece to forever be a part of the history of Chanel’s High Jewellery and the symbol of the unbreakable ties that unite place Vendôme with the N°5 perfume.