IN icon doesn’t change, it adjusts to the passage of time by catching and sculpting it, by improving and recognizing it. Let us look in the past, present and future of the classic icon.
20 decades back, when Jacques Helleu, artistic director of the home, made a decision to make a wristwatch, he made it . While drafting his original pen traces he imagined it timeless, sporty and black. His inspiration came in both worlds he loved : Aautomobiles and sailing. He admired the chassis traces of racing automobiles and, most importantly, the imperial silhouettes of the America’s Cup racing course, the J12. The opinion would take this as its title. From the year 2000, J12 altered the world of watchmaking. In ceramic, it had been crowned the very first watch icon of the 21st century.
20 years following its invention, Arnaud Chastaingt, manager of this CHANEL Watch Creation Studio gave the J12 a makeover without even touching the very individuality that constructed its legend. The most recent J12 currently has a one-piece porcelain instance outfitted with a sapphire crystal so that the brand new 12.1 caliber automatic motion, especially developed by the newest Suisse KENISSI Manufacture, may be viewed to be admired. The depth of this case was marginally increased while keeping the J12’s fluid lines, and also the bezel was elegant to grow the dial gap. The hours and minutes hands are the exact same width using a dimensional modification of the luminescent regions in black Superluminova on the black J12 and in white to the white J12, to get a negative impact.
The J12 watch always renews the charm of a lady’s wrist. Discover the pure layout of the timeless icon.