Time is precious Dubbed a “secret watch”, the dial hidden by a 52.61-carat carmine garnet, Chanel’s Signature Grenat scooped the top prize in the high-jewellery category at the recent Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève, the watch industry’s Oscars. Part of the Les Eternelles de Chanel collection, the piece pays tribute to the maison’s signature quilting pattern. A one-off item, it will cost any interested buyer the princely sum of 759,000 Swiss francs (HK$5.8 million).