Chanel: probably the biggest revelation of BaselWorld 2019!
After 19 years of sophisticated fine-tuning Chanel reveals its legendary J12 in a completely revamped design. It is easy to bridge to a certain German iconic car sample, but evolution is way more complicated compared to revolution. The all new J12 (well, 80% of the Chanel icon has been changed), is totally up to date for the next decades. Surprisingly affordable if we take into account that the mechanical manufacture movement is totally produced in-house by specialist Kenissi. Going from the original quartz movement to a fully manufacture with just a small price increase of around € 350,- is an impressive performance.
The ceramic case is no longer supported by an inner steel case or steel case back. Even better: the case back is produced in sapphire crystal to discover the mechanical movement. Including the perfect round shape on the rotor which emphasises the styling code of La Maison de Chanel: round circles! You can check out the other haute horlogerie movements like the Chanel Boyfriend Skeleton 3 to discover the obsession with circles.