Chanel’s latest Paradoxe is black, white and asymmetrical all over
Chanel has updated its J12 watch with a new asymmetrical paintjob.
It means fans no longer need to worry about choosing the previous white or black ceramic versions, as the watch splits colour closest to the crown.
What’s interesting is how they created the watch. Ceramic doesn’t take well to being painted, so this isn’t simply a watch that has been sprayed white and black down the off-middle.
Instead, two were machined out of a white and black model, and then fixed together after. It’s basically, two watches in one. The dial and the bezel however as made to one unit.
As you are looking at two joined watches, the new J12 only has a water depth rating of 50-metres.
Still, the J12 features the same COSC-certified Cal. 12.1 movement seen in original J12, and features a 70-hour power reserve, and 28 jewels.
The new J12 is priced at US$8,050. It will be available online and in select Chanel boutiques later this month.
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