Launched in 2000, the J12 was the first watch to dare transforming high-tech ceramic into a precious material. Firstly in radiant black and in 2003, in immaculate white, the number 12 becomes part of the House's symbolic numbers. In 2011, Chanel brings another innovation with the creation of titanium ceramic that confers a unique and ever changing color reference to its bracelet.
This year at Baselworld, the J12 collection welcomed some new Haute Horlogerie watch models. Today, we are introducing the J12 Flying Tourbillon Beige Gold and the J12 Flying Tourbillon Diamonds.
The white high-tech ceramic case of the J12 Flying Tourbillon Beige Gold is topped with a 18K beige gold bezel is illuminated by the flange of the dial, in 18K beige gold and set with 74 brilliant-cut diamonds. The watch is mounted on a white high-tech ceramic bracelet equipped with a titanium triple-folding buckle. The J12 Flying Tourbillon Beige Gold is limited to just 50 pieces.
The J12 Flying Tourbillon Diamonds comes in a 18K white gold case set with 56 brilliant-cut diamonds. The black onyx dial is set with 227 brilliant-cut diamonds and the 18K white gold flange is set with 74 brilliant-cut diamonds. The watch is fitted with a 18K white gold and black high-tech ceramic bracelet set with 672 brilliant-cut diamonds. The J12 Flying Tourbillon Diamonds is limited to just 12 pieces.
Both timepieces are powered by a manual-winding mechanical movement. A tourbillon stylized with a precious comet, this star, whirls about lightly, as if weightless. The epitome of a high-quality complication, this tourbillon is without an upper bridge and is the result of close collaboration between Chanel and Swiss master watchmakers Renaud & Papi (APRP SA).