The Chanel J12 collection contains time pieces whose modernity goes far beyond the standards of their time with two models being particularly mesmerizing – the J12-365 and the J12 Moonphase watches. Statutory and luminous, both models are made of ceramic material with satin-finished dials that are the epitome of timeless elegance. Since its introduction 14 years ago, the J12 range has become a best seller and its newer revamped models do a fine job in continuing the legacy.
The Chanel J12-365 watch has been given a subtle facelift, which resulted in a larger case, a more delicate and refined look. It comes with a white or black case, respectively for the female and male version of the model and can be enhanced with steel or beige gold – an 18k gold alloy developed exclusively for Chanel. Its diameter is 35mm and has a self-winding mechanical movement with a 42- hour power reserve. It is water-resistant to 100 metres and comes in eight exclusive versions: black ceramic with steel or beige gold and a choice of diamonds, or white ceramic with steel or beige gold and a choice of diamonds. The watch starts retailing at €6,900.
Chanel’s fascination with the stars shines through in the J12 Moonphase watch – a spectacular piece with inimitable charm. It is a perfect combination of modernity, elegance and mystery with its refined design and technical superiority. The complex mechanism tracks the moon phases, displaying them in a small circle on the front dial: new moon, first quarter, full moon and the last quarter. The deepblue aventurine dial features the four main phases of the moon and is adorned with a serpentine hand in polished steel. The watch’s bezel can be set with diamonds or in high-tech ceramic, is considerably thinner with a wider dial featuring satin and “guilloché” finishes in the finest watchmaking tradition. The J12 Moonphase’s listed price is €6,900.