Since its inception in 2000, the CHANEL J12 series has created a wave of minimalist black and white on the watch ring. In the past 20 years, Arnaud Chastaingt, director of the Chanel Watch Creative Studio, reinterpreted the J12 watch. From the inside to the outside, it is very different from before. What changes have taken place in the new J12? Why not go to the scene with the Watch House and experience the charm behind the Chanel J12 minutes.
New Chanel J12 Watch (Black with Diamonds)
Black dial real shot
Bezel digital details
The new J12 still uses a diameter of 38 mm in the case diameter, but has made some adjustments in details. First of all, from the design details, the bezel design has been subtlely changed, and the grooves on the edges have been increased from 30 to 40, which makes the dial look broad. In addition, the numbers on the bezel and the font of the time scale are also redesigned.
Watch side shot
The thickness of the case is slightly increased, but there is no need to worry about whether increasing the thickness will reduce the wearer’s comfort. The precision ceramic material used in the J12 series is not only stronger in hardness than ordinary watchmaking materials, but also more skin-friendly compared to watchmaking materials such as stainless steel.
The new J12 series also has some adjustments on the diameter of the crown. The diameter of the crown has been reduced by one third, which is more in line with ergonomics. The crown is inlaid with raised round precision ceramics, which makes the wearer feel better when adjusting the time.
The brand new J12 features a transparent design with unobstructed movement details
In addition to these subtle changes in appearance, the biggest change of Chanel’s new J12 series is actually ‘behind’ it. For a long time, the J12 series has been emphasized by its outside design and ceramic case. On the new J12 series, one of the highlights is that the brand has transformed the original dense bottom design into a back-through design.
The integrated precision ceramic case back allows us to see the watch’s new movement-12.1 caliber automatic mechanical movement through the sapphire glass at the bottom.
The new movement of the new J12 is specially created by Swiss watchmaker Kenissi, which has increased the power reserve time of the new J12 movement from the original 42 hours to an extremely long 70 hours. In addition, the waterproof function has also been improved from 50 meters to the current 200 meters. Achieving back-to-back not only greatly improves the aesthetics of the J12 series, but also allows us to see the details of the movement through the case back. It’s good news for brands and users.
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