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Introducing The New And Improved Chanel J12 (Live Pics & Pricing)

Introducing The New And Improved Chanel J12 (Live Pics & Pricing)

Quick Take

You may know them best for their packs, their shoes, and their chic tweed jackets, yet Chanel has consistently been raising the stakes in the watch business in the course of recent years. This year is the same. For 2019, Chanel is re-launching their famous J12 model on its 20th commemoration. Indeed, it’s the one you are thinking about, the white or black ceramic women’s plunge watch that graces the wrists of everybody from Victoria Beckham to socialites at the Dallas country club. In any case, notwithstanding your opinion, the current year’s delivery isn’t your normal tennis bracelet. No, no, this J12 highlights a fresh out of the plastic new development from Kenissi, a Geneva-based manufacturer that Chanel purchased 20% of back in January of this current year. Also, Kenissi has plans to open up a 150 square meter facility with Tudor. Kenissi will supply developments and parts to Chanel (and probably Tudor), just as different companies. Did we additionally specify that Chanel possesses a 20% stake in F.P. Journe and has worked with Romain Gauthier on development components ?

I stray. Back to the current watch. The new J12 looks and feels exactly equivalent to the past model, for certain slight overhauls. It comes in white or black cleaned ceramic with matching lacquered dials (lacquering is a speciality of the maison), with Arabic numerals. The case size is a substantial 38mm and the watch has a removable ceramic connection bracelet with adaptable triple-collapsing clasp. The J12 is Chanel’s rendition of a games watch and in this manner has the capabilities of such with water resistance up to 200 meters and a 70-hour power save. The numeral typography has been re-planned marginally and the dial opening augmented. Be that as it may, what is generally exciting about this watch is the new Swiss-made automatic caliber 12.1 obvious through the caseback. This development is clearly all around completed and undeniably really intriguing that the past development utilized (the ETA 2892). Also the development is currently COSC-certified. 

The new J12 with new caliber 12.1 development on the wrist.

Introductory Thoughts

I think Chanel hit this one out of the recreation center. I’m consistently intrigued with their deliveries in the course of recent years, as a devotee and consumer. Is this watch a 5711? No, however it shouldn’t be –  that’s not who Chanel is. They know their clients and they know their purchasers, and they are searching for an elite, all around made, style watch and that is exactly what the J12 is. Chanel was brilliant in keeping the plan esthetic moderately like the first collection. All things considered, why waste time? All things being equal, Chanel flexed in the mechanical office by overhauling the development to a COSC-certified automatic development with nicer completing and twice the force save (up from 40 hours with the ETA 2892). Like their attack into men’s watches with the Monsieur four years back and the commercially successful Boy.Friend , Chanel has figured out how to continue to push the limits in the horological world. 

The price for the J12 is $5,700, which is marginally not exactly a Rolex Submariner (the litmus trial of jump watch pricing, as I would see it) which appears to be about reasonable when you consider who Chanel is and caters to with the nature of the timepiece.

The watch comes in black or white ceramic.

The Basics

Brand: Chanel

Model: J12

Diameter: 38mm

Case Material: Black or white ceramic

Dial Color: Black or white lacquered dial

Indexes: Arabic numerals

Lume: Super-LumiNova

Water Resistance: 200 meters

Strap/Bracelet: Ceramic bracelet with triple-collapsing clasp

The Movement

Caliber: Kenissi/Chanel caliber 12.1

Functions: Hours, minutes, hacking seconds, date

Power Reserve: 70 hours

Winding: Automatic

Frequency:  4 Hz (28,800 vph)

Jewels: 28

COSC Chronometer Certified

Pricing & Availability

Price: $5,700

Limited Edition: No

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