Forward-thinking designer Gabrielle Chanel snubbed the dress codes of her day by mixing comfortable garments taken from men’s wardrobes with feminine touches, and liked to pair men’s baggy flannel trousers with a tight-fitting black top, offset with reams of pearls. The Boy.Friend collection of Chanel watches was designed in a similar spirit and marries its large and handsome masculine case with a feminine touch of gold and diamonds. The XL white gold case, measuring 28.60 x 37mm, recreates the octagonal shape of Coco’s beloved Place Vendôme and gives the watch a clean-cut, manly feel, countered by the radiance of the diamond-set bezel. The sleek dial with its recessed guilloché finish is a study in minimalist elegance and features a small seconds counter at 6 o’clock. All the XL models of the Chanel Boy.Friend watch collection are equipped with a manual-winding Swiss movement, providing years of reliable timekeeping.