Five years in the making, Calibre 1 is Chanel’s first in-house movement completely
conceptualised and manufactured at its watchmaking manufacture in La Chaux-de-Fonds,
Launched in 2016, the manually wound integrated movement includes 170 components and features two complications. An oversized jumping hour indication, a retrograde minutes display, and small seconds subdial depict the time.
The unusually designed retrograde minute complication flawlessly executes Chanel’s high watchmaking vision. In place of the traditional semicircular retrograde minute scale, it features a 240-degree arc that provides a more instinctive approach to reading the minutes. Considering Chanel's affinity for numbers, it also makes perfect sense to use a digital hour indicator rather than a traditional hour hand.