The new Chanel J12.xs Watch

Chanel, the French luxury label, has launched the “J12.XS” women’s watch, an extra-small version of its legendary timepiece. More than a timepiece, this audacious model is today transformed into a fashion statement and couture accessory, ready to match the looks and moods of the moment alongside daytime and evening ensembles.

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Created in the year 2000 by Jacques Helleu, the black “J12” has regularly evolved over time, keeping pace with innovation to become a timeless classic. After adding a moon phase, a flying tourbillon and a mirror dial, the French fashion house has now worked its iconic timepiece into a mini 19mm-diameter format. The “J12” has never been so small, with previous sizes ranging from 29mm to 42mm.

More than a timepiece

Chanel’s sporty “J12” women’s watch gets a brand new look with the “J12.XS.” As well as evoking its “extra-small” size, the name also echoes at this model’s style and look, hinting at “excess.” This new watch is, in fact, a concoction of contradictions, capturing feminine, sporty, modern, refined, couture, fashionable and iconic aspects.

Its small size brings new possibilities too. While the “J12.XS” can be worn alone, this small-format watch can also adorn iconic accessories. It is brought to a ring (black ceramic and white gold, baguette-cut diamonds and a round faceted diamond), and — in a nod to Karl Lagerfeld — is even worked into a pair of gloves. These come in classic black lambskin or in a special black lambskin pair hand embroidered by Maison Lesage with black beads.

Bang on trend, the J12 also struts its stuff on a selection of cuffs, with black and white, small and large models, with and without diamonds. The cuffs are made from calfskin, some with a patent finish. A prestige calfskin model is hand-embroidered by Maison Lesage in black or white sequins and spherical glass beads.

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Signature high-tech ceramic  

The charm and characteristics of the original J12 remain at the heart of this new version, with a case in white or black high-tech ceramic and steel (or 18K white gold for the ring). Here, only the size changes, shrinking to 19mm for a subtle and stylishly look.

All models have an inner bezel set with brilliant-cut or baguette-cut diamonds, whereas the dial comes in black or white lacquer, black onyx or white onyx.

The “J12.XS” has a quartz movement and offers hours and minutes functions. Each model comes with a patent calfskin strap.

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Chanel’s J12.XS watch over black lambskin fingerless gloves from Causse.

Available in a limited edition of 150 pieces and priced $7,550 per pair

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Chanel’s six slim black patent leather straps mounted with the watch dial and mobile steel loops set with diamonds. With a one-of-a-kind high-jewelry options to choose from.

Prices ranging from $10,000 to $105,000.

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Courtesy: Chanel

By Nathalie Edelsztejn – MissFashionNews




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