Chanel J12: Sporty, chic and irresistible
Jacques Helleu designed the Chanel J12 shortly before the turn of the millennium. The J12 is an entirely new watch line and the first sports watch from Chanel. The creative director from the legendary fashion house drew his inspiration for the creation from the sleek IACC yachts that competed in the America's Cup, in particular the J12. To this day, the Chanel J12, which was launched in 1999, bears the name of this racing boat. And what color is this sporty watch? Black, of course, the classic and declared favorite color of Madame Coco, otherwise known as Gabrielle Chanel. Aside from a few subtle adjustments, the Chanel J12 has retained its original appearance to this day.
Chanel J12: Scratch-resistant, comfortable on the skin, light and shiny
Ceramic is a great material for watches for a number of reasons. Thanks to its low weight, it's light to wear and, thanks to its smooth surface structure, it's extremely scratch and temperature resistant, as well as hygienic and highly durable. With these properties it withstands the test of time. Ceramic also looks stunning with its special matt sheen and adds something unique to your watch. Chanel made its J12 in this material for these reasons and more. All of the other details on this watch are equally impressive – from its readable sector dial with an internal railroad minute hand, its robust monocoque constructed case, which is water-resistant to 200 meters, its unidirectional rotating bezel, with an inlay made of high-tech ceramic, and its comfortable bracelet. Although the Chanel J12 was initially developed for men, it soon attracted female watch lovers as well. In fact, the charimatic feminine versions in brilliant white ceramic are always in demand. As with the black models, there are also precious jewelry variations complete with diamond indexes that add a touch of luxury to the dial.
Chanel J12 at Wempe
Selected Chanel watches such as the J12 have been available at Wempe's Nuremberg branch since 2018 - and of course in our online store. As with all watches in our collections, you can also benefit from extensive services, some of which are free of charge, when you buy a Chanel watch from us.