February 1, 2023

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Chanel has been always updating its beloved J12 through the years, with the Caliber 12.1 self-winding motion launched again in 2019, and the Caliber 12.2 Version 1 extra lately unveiled in September 2021.

2022 marks one more new chapter for the celebrated timepiece, this time with the J12 33 mm sporting the brand new Caliber 12.2 as a everlasting function going forth.

An enormous step up from the J12 quartz motion, this new line of timepieces had been designed by Arnaud Chastaingt (director of Chanel’s Watchmaking Creation Studio) earlier than being developed within the Chanel Manufacture at La Chaux-de-Fonds Switzerland.

The star of every timepiece must be the Caliber 12.2, a self-winding motion totally created by Swiss Manufacture Kenissi solely for Chanel. This new self-winding Manufacture motion can also be chronometer-certified by the COSC (Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Experience), and it has an influence reserve of roughly 50 hours.

All 174 elements of the Caliber 12.1 had been redesigned to suit into the miniaturised Caliber 12.2, and this explains why smaller fashions just like the J12 33 mm will lastly be getting an replace this yr. Particular components had been adjusted for optimum efficiency, and you may view (and respect) the Caliber 12.2 by means of the gorgeous sapphire crystal caseback.

Retailing for SGD10,500 every, you’ll be able to look ahead to two totally different fashions in black and white extremely scratch-resistant ceramic with a metal case. Not solely is it excellent for every day put on, however the iconic J12 33 mm remains to be the one to look at (no pun supposed) from Chanel’s recent Watches & Wonders 2022 line-up for its on a regular basis versatility. 

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